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Showing posts from September, 2012

Christmas is almost here again....

Hi there! Katarina here with todays educator post :) Time flies right?! and this year my goal is to be a bit prepared for the holiday season.. uhm.. yeah who am I kidding..?? I´m scrapping all year round.. and let me tell you who always do the gift tags for the Christmas tags all freaked out just hours before the kids wake up at christmas eve... Yes that me!! always last minute. well this year I think I will manage to get the Christmas tags ready on time... bec I have the new  Christmas stamp sets from Wow embossing The Suzy West Collection..      They are so cute, and so easy to work with.. and it makes the tag making a lot easier and I got myself the Pillow Box template on my Silhouette,,, so I have the entire gift set package ready for christmas... just check it out... and as usual on my educator blog posts there is also a short tutoral video... yup it´s me talking :)) enjoy!! //Katarina

Create your own embossing powder colours

Hello to you all... It's Sarah here! This month, our theme is Halloween so I thought I would show you how to create the perfect Halloween colour using Wow embossing powders... Once that you have created Halloween orange embossing powder, you will have the perfect colour to make anything Halloween inspired. I transformed a white favour bucket into a Halloween inspired mini treat bucket! When melting the powders, I always add in a small amount of clear embossing powder to the mix as it helps the powders start melting quicker. Add the powders into a mini foil tray and heat underneath with a heat gun until the powders turn into a molten liquid. (Remember to hold the foil tray with pliers as it gets very hot)! To create the Halloween orange colour I mixed the following powders: Clear Embossing Powder Sherbert Embossing Powder Lemon Embossing Powder (use double the amount of this colour) I have just ordered this mold to make some mini pumpkin earrings! Y

Spooky Halloween Treat Bag

Good morning everyone!! It's Sandie here and after a hectic summer I am back with a cute  SCARY project that I want to share with you.  We all love die cuts and the general rule is to cut them out and stick them down onto our projects. They add just that little extra to your creations - however, heat embossing your die cuts brings them into a whole 'nother world. There are so many options from just one layer embossing to embossing/stamping to the cracked glass effect.  Each element of my 'scene' has been heat embossed....  A side view of the treat bag. You can add goodies inside... or maybe even ghastlies ;)  I used Black Glint on the house to make it sparkle The 'moon' has been heat embossed 3 times with Mandarin and then stamped on using memento black ink and Funky border Strips clear stamps. For the bat I used ultra high black.  A little close up of the shimmery house....  For the tree I used Clear Semi Dull. I did

Embossing + Laminating = Custom Embellishments

Hello everyone!! Tanisha here with with a really cool embossing technique that I used to create acrylic embellishments.  I grabbed my purple cows laminator and hot pockets, embossing ink, WOW's Gratitude Stamp set, powders in a few different colors, and circle dies. I started by stamping the "looped squiggle" inside the hot pocket and then coated with WOW embossing powders (I did one color at a time).    Once all of the stamped images were covered with embossing powders, I placed the pocket on a piece of cardstock, to prevent curling, and ran it through the lamintor. The heat from the laminator melts (and seals) the powders, leaving you with an acrylic sheet to work with.  At this point, you can use the acrylic sheet as is... ...or pull out your dies and put them to work!  I wanted to create a banner, so I die cut circles and cut some of them in half and stitched them across the top of my layout. I used the other circles to highlight embellishments and create a visual t

The WOW! Guide to Perfect Embossing

You will need: Something to stamp onto – try card, paper, heat-proof acetate, glass, wood An image stamp – clear or rubber, try to avoid very fine detailed lines or large areas of fill if you’re a beginner An embossing ink  Wow! Embossing Powder A sheet of clean paper A heat gun Get your stamp ready. For Wow! Clear Stamps , peel from the backing sheet, hold it in the air for a couple of seconds to allow it to relax and get back to shape. Allow the clear stamp to lay down on the acrylic block and pat down gently with your fingers. Place your stamp on a flat surface and ink it up using a suitable embossing ink. Press firmly and evenly, making sure the whole of the stamp is covered with ink. Frantic dabbing is not required! Print your image onto your card stock – place the stamp face down onto the page, and hold it firm with your fingers on one side. Press firmly, but not too hard, on the other side, before swapping hands and pressing over the whole image to tran

Fall Mini Album

Have you seen the wonderful Challenge that Erika put up on Tuesday?  Are you going to participate?  I know I am what an inspiration. Did you see Birgit Koopsens wonderful canvas?  Her Canvases are amazing. Hi Jenifer here with you today sharing a quick and easy Mini Album that I made using the Gratitude Stamps and some of the Earth tone embossing powders. I kept the mini small 4x6 that way I could quickly install some of my favorite pictures of this fall season and do some journaling when needed.  I used the leaf from the gratitude stamp and just cut close to the edges, I love how they look like they are falling down the page. Here is a peak at the inside and a couple close ups of some of the cute patterned paper.  Supplies:  Gratitude Stamp Earth tone Honey and Olive embossing powders Gold Rich Pale embossing powder My Little Shoebox "O Dear Collection" May Arts Ribbons Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  Make sure you stop by tomorrow for

Ravens and decay

An extra couple of ideas to 'spook up' your Halloween projects: 1. Ravens These birds just shout Halloween. I printed out an online picture and then cut it out and embossed it. 2. Decay These ATC's have been created with many layers of acrylic paints, bits of papers and embossing powders. I loved in particular what happened when I soaked an old lace doily I had bought from a charity shop. I tipped gold embossing powder over it and heated it and got the most gorgeous decay!!! A little bit of water works fine, no need for inks or anything fancy, the embossing powder will stick. Instant texture that looks great on any distressed Halloween project. Happy decaying (as an art form of course ;) Doris

WOW-up your canvas

Hi there and welcome to the WOW blog today! Last weekend I have been teaching some fun workshops at a Dutch scrapbook store called Scrap4Fun. In one of the workshops we used WOW Embossing Powder to spice up our canvasses. Do you notice that I put all the cans up-side-down? That's how I store them in my studio too. Makes finding the right color a lot easier :) This project is one of the examples i made for the class: After creating the texture for the background and all the painting we finished the canvas with adding a lot of interest using WOW Embossing Powders. We stamped and embossed all the circles around the book paper circles and used Punchinella stars and dots to create extra texture. Colors used: Suzy West Cotton Candy regular, Wow Magical Mauve Embossing glitter, Wow Earthtone Grape, Wow Earthtone Pomegranate, Wow Opaque Bright White regular. And here are some of the results. Don't you just love how they all turned out so differently?! Thank you for stopping by and have