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Playing With the New Magical Shakers from Lindys


Sparkly hello!!!  This week I've had my first look and spent time playing with the new Magical Shakers from Lindy's, released at Creativation 2017 (CHA).  There are 10 new colours, and they are a fabulous rainbow of yumminess!  Now they are the same formula as normal Magicals (which are a powdered watercolor dye), so you can do all the same things you would normally do, but they are in a fancy new bottle making them easier to use and a bit more versatile - PLUS you also get more product in the shaker than you do in the jars!!!. 

They are a little like the Brusho crystal colours or the Ken Oliver Colour Bursts in that you can create amazing POPS of color by spraying, and in the fact that they come as a dry powder formula.  BUT these babies have shimmer, the colours all have what I'm calling a 'Satin effect' and they are stunning, I'll do some colour swatches in a follow up post!  These are the 10 new colours, they create a complete rainbow.


What can you use these for - the answer is pretty much anything!  You can sprinkle and activate with water, blend, and paint, add a little to a spray bottle and spritz and mix into ANY medium to colour it eg: texture paste, gel medium, airbrush medium, alcohol etc ....



To start I thought I'd give these little cuties a road test LIVE on Facebook!  I started small with a couple of quick and easy background techniques that you can use on a card, page or layout.  

I added some leaves and a face to an art journal page with Golden Modeling Paste and stencils and let this dry (well mostly dry) before I began adding colour.   I decided to really put them through their paces by sprinkling as a powder, spraying AND using them as a watercolour paint on a quick background, that was finished in 10 minutes, LIVE on camera!  


Once the background was dry, I used the colours from Lindy's new Magical Shakers to add the base layer of colour to the girl, I used Oom Pah Pah Pink, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal, Polka Purple, Bavarian Blue, Guten Tag Teal, Lederhosen Laurel and Yodelling Yellow.  Oh my, they blend beautifully and have an almost creamy look to the colour - the blending can be almost seemless.

Summer Page 1

And once this base layer was completely dry I added the finishing touches to the face with Prismacolor pencils, though to be honest I didn't do a whole lot to the skin - I loved it the way it was.  Plus a touch of sparkle in the eyes with my Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush marker.


The finished face is colourful, interesting and I love it!

Summer page 3



  • Lindy's Magical Shakers : Black Forest Black, Oom Pah Pah Pink, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal, Polka Purple, Bavarian Blue, Guten Tag Teal, Lederhosen Laurel and Yodelling Yellow
  • Prismacolor Pencils - Violet Blue, Black Cherry, Black, White, Parma Violet, Lilac, Blush Pink, Aquamarine, Indigo Blue, Light Aqua, Eggshell, Jasmine, Beige, Deco Pink and Colorless Blender
  • Clear Wink of Stella brush marker
  • Balzer Design Stencil 'Summer'
  • Golden Modeling Paste