Guest Design Team Post: Marsha Valk *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*

Hi there! 

My name is Marsha Valk and I’m honoured to be guest posting here today on the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog!

I have a mixed media art journal spread to share with you. It features some of my favourite embossing techniques, like using a stencil or a brayer to apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink to a page and then sprinkling on some embossing or bonding powder.

Here are the written steps to create the page, but I’ve also created a video for you, so you can see exactly what I did!

1.    Apply an acrylic paint to the paper with a brush or with your fingers.

2.    Stick a couple of the flowers of the Hey Little Flower (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set onto an acrylic block. Stamp it with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and then emboss it with Clear Gloss Regular.

3.    Apply paint over the embossed images, let it dry a little and then gently wipe the paint from the embossed flowers.

4.    Stamp flowers with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and then emboss it with Peppermint Tea. Repeat with Strawberry Sundae.

5.    Stencil a pattern along the edges of the page with acrylic paint.

6.    Use another stencil and apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink in some spots. Sprinkle Bonding Powder on top, heat it with a heat gun and then apply a small sheet of Ice Blue Fab Foil on top of the sticky Bonding Powder. Gently burnish and remove the Fab Foil sheet.

7.    Add another layer of paint on the page.

8.    Colour the insides of the flowers with watercolours.

9.  Use a brayer to apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink to the page in some spots and sprinkle on some Embossing Glitter. Heat set. I used a mixture of powders that was leftover from another project.

10.  Use a cardboard tube to stamp WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink onto the page. Emboss with Opaque Bright White.

11.  Stamp words from the Just Saying (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set in the circles with a black permanent ink.

12.  Add marks and details with acrylic markers, add some depth with a watercolour pencil and finish the page by adding a quote or a lyric.

Happy embossing!


WOW! Embossing Powder:

Acrylic paint (Deco Art Americana: Baby Pink, Dragon Fruit, Foliage Green, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Indian Turquoise, Sea Aqua, Snow (Titanium) White, Wisteria)
Stencils (Carabelle Studio: Etoiles et carrés, Petits et Grands Triangles)
Permanent ink (Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black)
Paint markers (Posca, Derwent Graphik Line Painter)
Watercolour pencil (Stabilo All)
Cosmetic sponge
Bone folder

Edit from Tania: I adore the colours that Marsha has used and that she has used so many different techniques. I love that she used the Hey Little Flower and Just Saying stampsets in an art journal layout which makes my mixed media and colourful heart very happy! <3

Thank you for joining us on the blog and for doing our products justice beautifully! Be sure to visit Marsha on her own blog too :)

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Leave us a comment showing Marsha some love and what you loved most about her art journal page and we will select a winner to receive a set of all WOW products used in this post! The winner will be announced on the 1st of August :D

Good luck lovely people!

Tania xx


  1. Marsha, It is a beautiful combination of colors. I love text and phrases in your work. Сircled figures looking interesting.

  2. What fabulous art. I adore your layers of colours and how you used the embossing powder in layers! I love using embossing powder in my scrapbooks but never thought to layer it like this. I've just started making art journal pages and I'll certainly consider the powder another medium after your video! Very inspiring!

  3. WoW indeed...amazing page and video! The fresh colours and pretty flower stamps from Marion really give a summer festival vibe.
    I'm doing a mixed media course at the moment, so I'm going to try your cool cardboard tube embossing technique. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Wow goodies. :-)

  4. The mint macaroon and strawberry sundae are my new fav colors for embossing. Beautiful project. Thx for sharing your art😋

  5. I so love the bright colours and am most certainly going to try this in my art journal... you're most certainly inspiring! Thanks heaps for sharing xxoo

  6. Marsha, you art journal spread is so beautiful! Love the various colours and the florals..This is totally amazing!


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