here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Friday, September 19, 2014

embossing powders on multiple surfaces...

I had several questions about using the faux graniteware technique on a "plain old tag"...

YES...it sure does work & I really love it on a black tag, because it shades itself...

tree branch archival ink was added to the black tag with a blending tool...
I intentionally didn't ink the edges...
I sprinkled over the wet ink 
 heated the tag to emboss...

when cool, I went over the powder with
 potting soil archival ink to tone it down...

then comes the spatter stamp with 
a quick dry...
then you'll see I used watering can archival to stamp some tiny text...

it's not finished yet...
but I wanted to make sure you know tags are AWESOME if you want to start with one before you jump into the home decor/dimensional game...

manila tags work great too...


here's another make-over...
this is a small metal decor piece I found at Hobby Lobby...
metal + nice shape = awesome to heat emboss...



I used the same technique to change it to this...

my embossing powders are super fine detail...
which creates an orange peel effect & even more detail...
you'll see on the photo of the frame how cool this is when another color is added over the cooled powder...

I guess you'll have to come back...
this isn't finished either...

keep your eyes open for good shapes...
the graphics don't matter...



the photo below shows tree branch embossing powder used on a black wooden frame...
it's the small square shadowbox frame from Ikea...

to alter the wood frame, 
swipe the archival pad onto one side of the frame...
very easy, since it'a a flat surface...
work on one side at a time...

again...I left some black showing & I LOVE the effect!
sprinkle on the tree branch embossing powder, heat to melt, then I added potting soil archival ink over the cooled powder...

the potting soil defines the orange peel texture of the embossing powder...

no white spatters this time...
I saved them for inside pieces...




this one is finished!

you'll see I used the embossing powders on multiple surfaces...
the wood frame...
the tiny metal spoon...
tim's addicting letterpress(which are wood)...
and on the tattered floral...it's die cut 
and it's covered with 


this was so much fun that I didn't want it to end!


so, the moral of the story is...

are awesome on LOTS of surfaces...

I hope you're excited to...

make art!
wendy

ps...I had questions about this too....
the order number for the single background spatter stamp is wvbg017...
you can ask your favorite shopping spot to order it for you

26 comments:

Buttons said...

Even more wonderful ideas! I love how this looks on black and can see that anything metal in my home will not be safe! Now where's that cutlery tray... Jenny x

SusanK said...

I *need* these embossing powders now! And maybe a few more to go with them?!?!?!?!?

Dorothy said...

Awesome!

TangledBlueRose said...

I so agree, I really neeeed these right now! It looks so beautiful and soooo addictive! ~kim

Linda Bell said...

Wendy, I just love your work. These are beautiful projects! Thanks for always sharing with all of us.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the altered frame, the embossing powders look fantastic , I can see me altering everything in sight lol x x

Scrapthat said...

ACK!! I just saw some vintage spoons at a store the other day....I'm gonna have to snap them up and see what other treasures I can find (just love the baby in the frame[looks adorable with the flower Wendy!])
Love the decor piece so far (the stamp looks FABU!!)tfs

Sue C said...

Gorgeous!!! Need to find some time for some serious embossing fun! Sue C x

Vic said...

My embossing powders are ordered!

barbara macaskill said...

I really need to win the lottery!! These are must haves and I can't wait to start altering items with them! I am already addicted to your embossing pastes so it is no surprise that I am going to be addicted to your powders also!! Thank you for sharing the many ways they can be used!

barbara macaskill said...

I really need to win the lottery!! These are must haves and I can't wait to start altering items with them! I am already addicted to your embossing pastes so it is no surprise that I am going to be addicted to your powders also!! Thank you for sharing the many ways they can be used!

Lori said...

Wow! I'm really loving this technique!! Your project is awesome!

Lori said...

Wow! I'm really loving this technique!! Your project is awesome!

Debby said...

So very cool! I need those powders so badly!

Lisa said...

I can't wait to get these embossing powders!! Love, love your amazing project!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jean Dunning said...

Thanks for the great ideas, can't wait for the embossing powders to arrive from eclectic paperie.

Wanda Hentges said...

Love, love, LOVE your frame project!!!!!!!!!!!! I must get a few things (project commitments) out of the way and then have some play time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Linda T said...

Thank you for showing us all the different ways to use the embossing powders. I'm just in love with them. Love all the colors.

Carol McCready said...

Great inspiration. Thank you.

Redanne said...

Wow Wendy, I have never been a lover of embossing powder but after seeing what you did with the frame (it is fabulous) I think I may just have been converted - you are such an enabler...... Anne x

Sherry Jackson said...

Absolutely terrific! Such wonderful inspiration. Thank you!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

VERY cool effects! I love the finished frame.

Inkypinkycraft said...

wow these look wonderful and on the metal they look scrummy!!! what a cool idea...i need some x :)

Nancy Dynes said...

Beautiful! Amazing! Pinning!!

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