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Friday, May 15, 2015

TINY embossing powder die cuts & a SALE!


if you're a frequent blog visitor,
you'll know that I HATE to waste art supplies...

so...

here's a quick way to use your 
 to create custom mini embossed embellishments...



I inked the scrap and sprinkled on the powder, then melted the powder...
 now I have this embossed manila scrap...


I placed the dies on the scrap and ran it thru the Vagabond...
I think the Precision base plate is a good investment...
and it makes the thin dies work even better...
I did run it thru 2 times...


I popped the mini hearts out and then put them in the fillable jars for storage...

we have the empty jars to mix & store custom embossing powders,
 but I'm really liking them for 
storage of small items...
they are easy to see thru & 
they take up very little space...

this is a much easier method for embossing really tiny die cuts...
the strip dies are so cool...

I don't have to emboss each individual mini die cut...
the embossing powder is all over...

my scrap was put to good use...
and...

 I have some tiny hearts all ready 
to embellish my projects...

they're flat, so they won't add bulk to cards or art journal pages, but they're still strong enough for mixed media projects too...

super simple...
and convenient!

won't these be cute using pink peony?


I wanted to share this too...
Dina's fine tip applicators have worked out PERFECTLY for my mini Glossy Accents and the mini multi-medium bottles...
they do NOT fit the large Glossy Accents bottles...

no more CLOGS!
I've been using them for about 2 months 
and I'm 100% satisfied...



Linda just notified me that she's having a
 special EXTRA 10% off sale at

perfect timing...
so we're all ready for the upcoming
L O N G Memorial Day weekend!

no code is needed...
the prices have been all adjusted...

oh and she also said my 
newsprint paper is back in stock...
I'm LOVING it too...

use Glue N Seal to add it to 

the only paper adhesive I will recommend...
because...
no bubbles or warping!

the CFA gives the newsprint paper strength and the newsprint paper is AWESOME for stamping on too... 

and...

 we can ink over it with either distress inks or archival inks...
both are awesome...

just stamp an image in jet black on the newsprint side & use scissors to cut it out...
or die cut the CFA covered with newsprint paper...

this week has been spent making kits and packing for the next art adventure...

next weekend I'll be playing with my friends in Lake Worth, Florida at a wonderful store...


the Saturday class is sold out, but Michelle said she has 5 spots left for the mixed media flip frame class...
here's a single page peek...

it's a fun class that's loaded with techniques using
stamps, stencils, embossing powders, embossing paste, die cuts and LOTS more...

shhh...here's another little peek...



have a GREAT weekend...
take time to (SHOP the sale) and...

make art!
wendy








16 comments:

Sue said...

I <3 your hearts!

Wish I could do an across the state trip. I'd love to go back to ESS. It's just not in the cards right now. Still wish you'd come to Whim So Doodle in St Pete.

Debby said...

Gorgeous project. Are those die cuts something new? You made some cute embellishments there. Have to get going as today is a work day. Sigh!

Rea' said...

Always like and appreciate your fun tips ... yep we use our scraps too !!

Anita Houston said...

Cool ides! LOVE these little hearts...so so so cute!

Kimberly Cobb said...

What a GREAT idea! You always have the neatest ideas. Thanks for sharing

Buttons said...

Already shopped!!! Couldn't miss out on bargains. LOVE the hearts idea. Can't wait to finally get to go on a course with you when you hit the UK in a few months from now!!! Jenny x

Patty O'Malley said...

Great ideas! Wish I could attend the class!

Jean Bullock said...

Great idea. I have made little embellishment flowers that were punched out but I hadn't thought of heat embossing - definitely going to try that. Thanks.

Marci said...

I am going to try the embossing powder for die cuts! You are always coming up with great ideas. Thanks for all your tips, too. I appreciate them!

Marci said...

I am going to try the embossing powder for die cuts! You are always coming up with great ideas. Thanks for all your tips, too. I appreciate them!

Kaye said...

Wendy, I have the new Fine Tip Applicator for the mini Glossy Accents. What do you do with the tip already on the bottle...cut it off, pull it out? I know I saw this somewhere but can't find it now that I have the applicators. Thanks.

barbarayaya62 said...

Great idea! love your embossing powder! I'm wating to receive new Archival colors , embossing powders and some of your stamps! I want to start to take part "Make art challenge blog"! BArbarayaya

jan metcalf said...

Love the peeks! Shhhhh

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