Monday, 30 November 2020

VIDEO | Exploring the different WOW ink tools with Guest Designer HandmadeByTasha

We are so excited for our Guest designer this month. Natasha has been an avid WOW! Embossing Powder user for a long time and we discovered her over on our Facebook Fan Page group. We love seeing all your projects and tagging us over on our socials and in our group. It is a great way to see what you create using WOW! Embossing Powders. Natasha has blessed our eyes with many of her craft creations throughout the year and wanted to invite her as our special guest this month to share her beautiful creations. We are so excited for you to see her creations and she has also recently started making youtube tutorials which she has also created for you this month over on our youtube channel. 

Hey crafty people!

This is Tasha, I go by HandmadeByTasha most places, and I am WOW's Guest Designer for December. I am super happy & excited to be here and I'm looking forward to sharing a BUNCH of inspiration with you all over the next month.

For my first Guest Design slot I decided to test out the different inking tools WOW offer; Ultra Slow Drying Ink Pad, Conditioner & Freestyle tool and Mixed Media Brush.



I have a video up on the WOW youtube channel; I grabbed the Italian Adventures Trio and some Altenew dies to see what effects I could get with each different inking tool!

I used the ink pad to do some direct to paper smooshing to get a good coverage on the solid die cut leaves I had prepared, then I embossed one of them in each of the embossing Glitters from the Trios set; Amalfi, Capri & Sorrento.

This is my first time trying this ink pad from WOW, and I absolutely LOVE IT! I was a little surprised by how firm the actual pad is, but it allows for such good coverage without loading too much ink on. I only needed to emboss the leaves once to get a beautiful solid, even coat of the beautiful glitters.

Capri Embossing Glitter applied using the WOW! Ink pad

Next, I tested the Freestyle Tool on some of the finer, detailed leaves; I didn't want a perfect, even coverage this time, so I rolled the ball applicator back & forth across the leaves a few times then added embossing glitters. I love that this tool gives you the opportunity to get both striped or dotted patterns and also a much looser, somewhat random, partial coverage.


Sorrento Embossing Glitter applied with the Freestyle tool.

Lastly I used the mixed media brush tool; this one is perfect for getting into tight spaces or giving a distressed edge. I love to use this by quickly bringing the brush upwards from the bottom of the die cut leaves towards the top, allowing the 'edge' to stay very feathered and not at all defined. You can get such amazing texture this way, especially when you take a lot of the ink off the brush by gently scraping it off on the top of the bottle. That dry brush effect gives you some seriously yummy texture!!


Amalfi Embossing Glitter applied with the Mixed Media Brush tool.

Once I had all of my die cuts embossed, I bunched them together with plain white and vellum die cut leaves, I positioned them onto panels of Neenah 80lb in roughly a fan shape. I attached them with a mixture of liquid adhesive and adhesive foam squares to give extra dimension.

TIP! When you want to glue onto a glitter embossed surface, make sure to use a strong liquid adhesive and keep some pressure on to keep the two surfaces together whilst the glue dries. I like to use my reverse action tweezers for this!




I hope you enjoyed my first Guest Designer spot, I will be back soon with more inspiration; I have so many exciting projects to share with you!!

I'd like to thank you for sharing this time with me. 

Stay Crafty!

Byee!

Handmade By Tasha


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Sunday, 29 November 2020

Sparkly Clay Stars by Jaine

 
 

I absolutely love the new Sparkles which WOW! has brought out. My favourite is this beautiful Copper Fire from the Essentials range. It does look stunning on these simple clay decorations which I just had to share. 

I used air dry clay to cut these stars, left them to dry overnight and gave the edges a quick sanding to smooth them off. As the Sparkles are pure glitter without any embossing powder in them, they need a carrier to hold them. I thought the easiest way to apply it was by painting on some gel medium and adding the Sparkles to the wet gel, then leaving it to dry.


I love this effect and can't wait to try out a few of the other Sparkles in the range


Why not try using clay instead of card for your next embossing project or use Sparkles on a few decorations.

Jaine x


Saturday, 28 November 2020

Non-Traditional Christmas Card Colors

I hope you are having a great weekend! Ericka here and I can't believe December is almost here. Today I have a couple of Christmas cards I made using the non-traditional colors of navy and pink. I love the look of these colors together and the WOW! Midnight Dream and Razzelberry are a perfect match.


For my first card I used the Triangle Trees from Reverse Confetti.


I started by stamping the center tree and using the Razzelberry Embossing Powder (part of the Trio Summer Scoop). I then stamped the trees on the side and added the Midnight Dream Embossing Powder.


I finished my clean and simple card by heat embossing the sentiment in Metallic Platinum.

For my second card, I used the Hero Arts Merry Stamp and Cut.


I started out by randomly stamping the stars and alternating heat embossing them in Midnight Dream, Razzeberry, Gold Pearl. I love the coverage of these powders and how the small details still show on the stars. I then stamped the sentiment in Metallic Gold.


I took a separate piece of white cardstock and die cut the "Merry" sentiment three times and glued them together. Once it was dry, I used the WOW! Mixed Media Brush and applied a light layer of ink on the top portion of my die cut. I heat embossed the top portion in Razzelberry powder and repeated the step for the bottom portion in Midnight Dream.


I love the look of the two tone sentiment and the Mixed Media Brush is a great way to ensure full coverage for the embossing powder.


I glued the sentiment on the card base to finish my fun and cheerful Christmas card.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week.


Cheers, Ericka



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Friday, 27 November 2020

Holiday Wishes with Tenia

 Hey Y'all!!

Hope all is well!! Tenia from Jazzy Paper Designs!! Here is the card that I created for this week......CHECK IT!!! So excited to be creating with the Brand New Alexandra Renke Tschenny's Sky and Ulla's Cognac powders!!






Here are the deets on how I created this card!!



1. Stamp and heat emboss image onto white cardstock.


2. Die cut image.


3. Add Mixed Media Embossing Brush onto white cardstock, add embossing powder and heat emboss.


4. Die cut patterned paper 



5. Affix washi tape onto patterned paper panel. Add staples.


6. Put together card.



Have a great day!!!!

-t



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