here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

marbled embossing powder...

here's a brand new technique 
I've been playing with...

I'm calling it marbled embossing powder...

here's how it happened...

I die cut some black magic mat board shapes...
this time I'm using tim's new heartfelt die...

I LOVE this die, because it has so many hearts in LOTS of great sizes...
there's one for any project...

die cut flowers look A M A Z I N G
with this technique too...
coming soon to a blog near you...

I covered the black magic mat board heart with sky blue archival ink & then sprinkled it with 
then heated the powder to melt it...

it looked like this...
a beautiful enamel heart...


I LET THE MELTED POWDER COOL 
before proceeding...

YES...ALL CAPS...
this is V E R Y important!
if you don't, the hot embossing powder will stick to your archival pad...
NOT GOOD!
you won't like it!

next, I tapped the forget-me-not pad onto the COOLED embossing powder...


you can see the wet archival ink in the photo below...

next, I blasted it with the embossing gun to remelt the same powder...
no extra powder is needed...


when it melted, it looked like this...
see that extra color & first layer starting?
LET THIS COOL...


next I tapped on some tiger lily archival ink...
just using the pad...
I know...
not cute...but trust me!

now I blasted it again with the embossing gun to remelt the powder & move the tiger lily ink around...


it looked like this...

LET IT COOL...
then I tapped the forget-me-not pad onto the COOLED heart again and...


now it looks like this!

just one layer of embossing powder...
combined with several layers of colored archival inks...
give us this amazing faux texture 
and a sort of rusty/verdigris marbled effect, 
with this color combo...



that was fun, so I tried another color combo...

this time inked with tea rose archival ink and sprinkled with tea rose embossing powder...


after the powder was melted, it looked like this...
an enameled heart...

tea rose is a gorgeous color...

LOVE IT!

on with the technique...


I added orange blossom archival, by tapping the pad directly onto the COOLED embossing powder...


and after blasting it with the embossing gun again, it looked like this...


once that COOLED, I added another layer
 of tea rose ink...
 again I tapped the pad onto
 the COOLED powder...


after blasting it again with the embossing gun, it looked like this...


next, I added a little 


remelted it again & here's the final result...



and here's a quickie tag to show you how I used the marbled heart...


make a GREAT custom lightweight,
 but durable embellishment...

this technique is super simple 
to use with so many of
you probably already have...

they are
perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media or art journals...
and it's another way to use what you have...

some tips...
trust me...

1. let the hot embossing powder cool before adding more ink layers...

2. I found it easiest to add ink with the pad directly onto the surface...the blending tool didn't seem to add quite enough ink...

3. this totally transforms the embossing powders "normal" uses and gives us the option to create a great unique marbled effect...
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

4. I found the embossing gun was quicker/easier to melt the powder & move the layered inks around...
it's best when the powder is molten/more fluid, so the inks move easily...

5. use only one layer of embossing powder...
I tried 2...
didn't like it...
dripped over the edges...
ugly...

6. I liked this marbling technique best on the black magic mat board...
you can do it on the white mat board,
 but I like the black edges showing...

7. with 12 embossing powders and 18 archival ink colors, we have so many fun possibilities...

you could use all the same color family for a monochromatic result, like my tea rose heart or combine coordinating colors...
or...try the verdigris effect...

there's lots of fun to be had!

try it!

try other embossing powder/ink color combos & show us how YOU

make art!
wendy
ps...you can post them to
 since this month we are challenged to use embossing powders...
and you might WIN a gift from 
she's our sponsor this month!






60 comments:

SusanK said...

These are just GORGEOUS!!! They look like some of the stonework we now have in our backyard...which gives me a great idea for some color combos to try! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caroline D. said...

Awesome!! Beautiful faux patina look! Thanks for sharing this great idea. :)

Becca Cruger said...

Sooooooooo pretty! Love the roughness this gives to the otherwise shiny surface.

TangledBlueRose said...

So gorgeous! Have to give this a play, love it!~kim

Lee-Anne said...

So awesome! Love the look!

Beejay said...

W H O A!!! This is awesome!!!

Anita said...

Wow! I love this! Now to add archival inks and embossing powder to wish list.

Wilma said...

W O W !!!!

Buttons said...

AWESOME IDEA!!!! LOVE how the inks transform the embossing powder so beautifully. MUST give this a try. Jenny x

Lynne Bishop said...

Wow this is really effective. I think it looks a lot like the resin jewelery that my daughter makes. Will be lovely as embellishments. Thankyou for sharing. x

Lisa said...

Wow, these are so amazing!! I love, love the look!! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make them!! So inspirational - as always!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carolyn said...

These are so beautiful, I can't wait to try it when I get home! Thanks for sharing this technique, as usual after viewing your site my mind fills with ideas and inspiration flows through my soul! I hope to be able to share at some time, but am in chemotherapy right now, and by the time I get home , my creative energy seems to stand still.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous, I love this technique . Another way to use the fantastic Archival inkpads and powders. Tracy x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Fantastic technique, Wendy..thanks for sharing.

Helen said...

what a fantastic effect, Wendy! Can't wait to try this one.

Elaine said...

Wow this is a great technique and the end results are fab. Must have a go!!

Renee M said...

This is so cool! Wish I could bolt from work to go home and try it :)

Redanne said...

Just another amazing way to use your Archivals and Embossing Powders - fantastic technique, need to try it now! Anne x

Suze said...

Love these hearts!!!! Gotta get my mojo back...I think is just the project to spur things on...thanx for sharing & spurring!!!!

Suze said...

Love these hearts!!!! Gotta get my mojo back...I think is just the project to spur things on...thanx for sharing & spurring!!!!

Tona said...

You are such a clever girl! I can't wait to give this technique a try.

Jean said...

My goodness - these are amazing!!

KimberlyRae Forde said...

So beautiful

Lisa H said...

wow, this looks so cool!! thanks for the great tutorial. =)

Bunny said...

Beautiful.

Joi at RR said...

A FABULOUS TUTORIAL and PICTURES Wendy... WOW... Totally INCREDIBLE hearts... LOVE them. Thanks BUNCHES for sharing... inspired!! j

Marci said...

Brilliant!

Marci said...

Brilliant!

Julia Aston said...

Love this - definitely trying this technique!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is so cool, Wendy! Thanks for sharing another way to get more out of our supplies. You are the Queen of creating new techniques. Can't wait to try this one out!

Faye said...

Thank you for sharing such a good idea.

jennifer said...

Fabulous

jennifer said...

Fabulous

jennifer said...

Fabulous

Rupa S said...

Lovely technique. .The tea rose heart is awesome. Will give this a shot with the supplies I have. Thanks for sharing.

2amscrapper said...

great technique idea, Wendy! Helene

Jean Bullock said...

Cool! I can't wait to try this. You have inspired me. Thank you.

Kelly Harms said...

I just went and bought 7 pairs of powders and inks so I can play to my hearts content. Thanks for sharing such a great technique!

Miranda said...

Wow, such a great tutorial Wendy, will sure give this a try! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! I have another technique using this way of embossing, maybe when you have time....you can take a look. This is the link on my blog. I would love to hear your comment!
http://miracleartinspirations.blogspot.nl/search/label/Ranger
creative regards
Miranda


Craftychris said...

Fabulous! xxx

MARGA'S HAPPY CRAFTS said...

Please upload a video process.

Shari Carroll said...

Love it Wendy!!!

Sue said...

Totally cool technique! Love both color combos. Will have to try out a few of my own!

Dorothy said...

Brilliant!!! And Gorgeous!

jan metcalf said...

Awesome creative one!!!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE this Wendy! You never cease to amaze!!!

Robyn G said...

Extremely cool! Going to play with this TODAY! Thanks!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous results Wendy, will definitely give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Very, VERY cool!!!!

Ruby Craft said...

I love how you play! These are beautiful. Love your tag too.

Shoshi said...

Fabulous! I have done faux porcelain using UTEE but not done a marbelled effect like this. Just gorgeous.

Shoshi

Jane Cameron said...

This is a great idea, love the heart shapes and especially the verdigris heart. Will have to give this a go.

Wanda Hentges said...

WAY Cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Normajean said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE archival ink. It's perfect to use before watercoloring. This is a fantastic project too, I'll have to give it a try.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

OMG! I love this technique! Can't wait to try it!

Silvia Jacinto said...

We are all like flowers that blooms or withered in the garden depending on how we take good care of our self. So do not let negativity pass through. Enjoy and be confident. Have a good day and visit my site for more information.

n8fan.net

www.n8fan.net

Unknown said...

That was pretty awesome!

Silvia Jacinto said...

Reading your article is such a privilege. It does inspire me, I hope that you can share more positive thoughts. Visit my site too. The link is posted below.

n8fan.net

www.n8fan.net

Cheryle Day Perry said...

Love the finished tag. I have just begun to use the bigkick machine and the black mat paper. The heart turned out great. I don't use the ink first and I use a mug warmer to melt the powder to the black mat heart. The black mat does not warp at all.
Thank you for this post!

sarah lee said...

I really enjoyed reading your article. I found this as an informative and interesting post, so i think it is very useful and knowledgeable. I would like to thank you for the effort you have made in writing this article.


edupdf.org