Monday, 30 September 2013

Decadent little notebook

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today.  Decadence to me means black, white, red, damask and classy.
I have a simple little notebook out of scrap paper.  Stamp the Vintage Wallpaper and Emboss with the Black Ebony powder.  Hold you scrap paper together with some binder clips and add a couple layers of glue to the edges so that they all are held in place.  Once the glue is dry you can adhere to the inside, I used Super Tape from ThermOWeb.  To decorate the cover I used a coffee filter for my ruffle with some ribbons layered on top.  For the flower center I used Cable Car red with just a little sprinkle of the Kalahari Gold glitter and adhered to the center.
Thank you so much for looking at my project today I hope you check back often for more inspiring ideas and participate in the monthly challenge.

Wow Supplies:
Wow melt it powder
Cable Car Red
Black Ebony
Vintage Wallpaper stamp

Other Supplies:
Ribbon- May Arts
Coffee Filter

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Black & White Decadence

Hello, Sherrie here!!

Today I am going to share with you a beautiful and decadent wall hanging that I made of our little dog Max (and now I need to get busy making another of our larger dog Reba!)

My daughter actually took this picture for an assignment in her photography class a couple years ago and I just fell in love with it. She happened to be over at the house just taking random shots and managed to capture this keeper! It has taken me a couple years to figure out what I wanted to do with it but was waiting for the perfect idea to hit me.

Recently my DH and I have been going to a lot of auctions and I have started picking up a lot of old picture frames. Some are very plain and some are very fancy. For this project I choose a very plain wooden frame because I was going to just cover it up. I started by covering it with a couple of layers of black paint. I then, very carefully, using the WOW! Embossing Pen and embossed the inner edge with WOW! Embossing Powder in Black Ebony Regular. I also used this on the large letters.

I also used WOW! Embossing Powder in Black Ebony Ultra High and Bright White Ultra High to make the faux wax stamp seals. Aren't they just darling??

I just love how it all turned out with the different shades of white, black and grey. And for those wondering, yes that is really chicken wire and burlap!!

WOW! Products Used:
Black Ebony Regular
Black Ebony Ultra High
Bright White Ultra High
Embossing Pen

Until next time....

Sunday, 22 September 2013

All that glitters

HI there,
Nikki here, today it's my turn to hopefully inspire and show you what I created on this months theme....
Here is the card I made,

And a few close ups to show you too....
I knew the minute the theme came up just what I wanted to do...

It's amazing with a little bit of sparkle just how you can breathe new life into some old chipboard shapes that you have got lying around....
We would love to see what you create, embossing powders are so much fun to use and there are so many techniques to do with them.
Why not enter this months competition.
Here's the powders that I used to create my card
Happy crafting
Nikki x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Decadent Diary..

Good morning. It's Sandie here today with a little inspiration for this month's challenge theme - 


I used my favourite WOW! product of all time, Melt-It, and made some flowers for the front of my album. I used Clear Gold Highlight and Metallic Copper powders with the Melt-It

On the edges of the album I added some Clear Gold Highlight to tie in with the flowers

WOW! Embossing products used:

Hope it inspires!


Theme for the month: Decadence

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Decadence - The Breakdown of Morality

Hi Folks

For this month's theme - Decadence - Iv'e created a canvas with a sad message - "The Breakdown of Morality". A fun to do project although rather bleak in it's message.

 The canvas was made by painting it with black acrylic paint then crackle glaze then painting over the top with white.
Once crackled, I stamped the French Music stamp in patches to reflect the decadent style ie, deterioration etc., with clear embossing powder and added Primary Ebony Super Fine powder.
I also randomly stamped the Ebony powder along with Pearl Gold Sparkle around the edges of the canvas.

I added a picture from a Topper of a lady with shotgun and added some chain to the rifle shaft to add a bit of glitz.

I used a Butterfly outline stamp and Ebony Super Fine Powder for the main body and stamped onto Green cardstock then I added the centre of the Butterfly using Violet and Flourescent Tickled Pink powders.
The letters were added to the canvas from Alphabet stickers to finish.

Not a canvas that I would choose to have on my wall all the time but would be a good reminder of how things seem to be in this sad world that we sometimes live in. It was good fun to make though and a challenge that I normally wouldn't have thought about.  More cheerful projects to come in future I promise lol.

Products used:

French Music stamp
A Butterfly stamp - you could use the With Love stamp from WoW.
Primary Ebony Super Fine Powder
Pearl Gold Sparkle Regular
Flourescent Tickled Pink
Violet Regular

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Decadence WOW Style

Hi Everyone
Sue Here 

This month at WOW HQ is decadence: 


dec•a•dence 1. A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay. 2. often Decadence A literary movement especially of late 19th-century France and England characterised by refined aestheticism, artifice, and the quest for new sensations .

I have used:
WOW Ebony Embossing powder
WOW Bright White Embossing powder
WOW Paprika Embossing powder
WOW Brass Embossing Powder
WOW Simply Amazing Stamp Set
WOW French Music stamp
Versamark ink

Tim Holtz tag
Personal Impressions - Abstract stamp
Mardi Gras Stamps

I firstly stamped the music stamp with versamark and heat set with bright white embossing powder.  I then inked the tag with distress inks and buffed it up for a resist look.  On a separate piece of card I stamped the cameo and frame, the mask, flags diamond and mardi gras, all with versamark and heat set with ebony black embossing powder.  The mask I then added a touch of brass and paprika embossing powder over the top and heat set giving it a two tone look.. The abstract feather I stamped in versamark onto acetate and heat set with ebony embossing powder.  I then coloured it in with promarkers.

 Have a lovely week.........Sue

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Mail Art

Hi there, Doris from Cheap Psychology here. I find it very decadent to send out beautiful envelopes. It is something that is usually forgotten. We spend money on cards and presents but envelopes do not really et our attention. 
But what gives more joy than to receive something beautiful in the mail? And the postman will have a much better day too!

I cut my own envelope out of wallpaper lining. That makes them very sturdy and I can apply washes, paints and emboss to my hearts content.

I started with several layers of colour wash and then added embellishments out of my stash.

Then I finished each envelope off by adding embossing powders which I  painted on with an embossing pain

The possibilities are of course endless. You can up-cycle old envelopes, use cheap office envelopes, make your own with magazine or newspaper pages. Embossing certainly gives it the glam factor! I could not imagine anybody not wanting to receive this kind of envelope.

Make somebodies day!!!!!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Decadent Envelope with Faux Wax Seal

'Faux Wax Seal' by Neil Burley

I, to be honest, was struggling a little with this month's theme of 'Decadence' - and then my thoughts some how turned to writing letters. The oft ignored envelope then became my focus of attention and what's more decadent than a wax seal on a hand-written missive?

I've used the WOW! Vintage Wallpaper clear stamp with Versamark clear embossing ink and WOW! White Pearl to put the  border on the side of the envelope front and across the flap on the back. The clear stamp allows you to more or less exactly line up the pattern on the back, so don't be afraid to stamp each half and then powder over both sides at the same time. I've handwritten the wording with the WOW! Embossing Pen (tracing from a printout I popped into the envelope) before embossing with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich.

For the seal, I've done a few steps for your info:

Firstly, I took a ball of self-hardening air dry clay and pressed the end of a wide-barrel marker pen into the end to create the dip. It pressed into a disc roughly the size of a 10 pence piece. To add the monogram, I rolled out the clay to make a very thin sausage which I then pressed onto the centre of the seal. Moisten your finger as you smooth over the clay, but keep any large cracks as this adds texture to your final seal. What you create here will be exactly reproduced when you're moulding the embossing powder. Now set it aside to completely dry (at least 24 hours). Once dry, it needs to be sealed and allowed to dry completely - I used spray fixative, but a wash of diluted PVA or multi-medium will do the same thing (I discovered the moulding paste doesn't set properly on porous surfaces). Get equal quantities of  the two Mold-n-Pour putty colours (Ranger) and mix together thoroughly before pressing the clay seal into it and allow it to set.

Melt a tablespoon of WOW! Primary Apple Red Ultra High in a foil pie dish (using heat tool from beneath) and carefully pour into the mould, continuing to heat the molten powder from above with the heat tool to maintain its flow.

Quickly take a section of ribbon, and put a loop into it at the top. Press the cross-over into the molten powder and allow it to soak through both sides so that it will hold when set. Take care to use a heat-proof tool to do the prodding, not your finger!

When completely cool, demould the moulded seal. The mould leaves an authentic matt finish to your faux wax seal. If you want it glossy, then waft it with the heat tool until the surface only just melts. Take care not to melt the ribbon!

For that extra bit of decadence, and to help highlight the raised areas, press your finger into a gold pigment ink pad and smear it over the seal.

To stick your seal down to the envelope, I recommend Pinflair Glue Gel - it's one of the few adhesives I've found that keeps a grip on the waxy surface of the embossing powder.

WOW! Shopping List
    WOW! Vintage Wallpaper clear stamp
    WOW! White Pearl
    WOW! Metallic Gold Rich
    WOW! Primary Apple Red Ultra High
    WOW! Embossing Pen
    Versamark clear embossing ink
    WOW! Heat tool

Thursday, 5 September 2013

September Challenge and August Winner!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create sumptuous projects inspired by the theme: Decadence! It can be a card, scrapbook,  mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you've used on your project if it's not clear from the photos.

Last month's randomly selected winner is:  Baerbel!!!! Check out her gorgeous winning entry here! Please contact with your selection of 6 embossing powders!

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter*.

Add a link to your project below or share them on our Facebook page! 
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Backgrounds with Ultra Shimmer & Pearl Powders

Today I wanted to share a couple of background techniques that I love. The first one uses a mix of the beautiful Pearl powders. The first one uses a mix of the beautiful Pearl powders.

I used the Brocade stamp for this. I inked it really well with Versamark ink and stamped it onto ivory cardstock. I then randomly sprinkled the different colors of the Pearl powders and embossed. I used Violet, Blue, Green, Red and Orange.

It's hard to see on the photo, but I tried to get an angle where you could see the different colors!!! It looks awesome up close!

Here is the completed card: I used a embossed gold paper background matt for it to show the colors!

I also wanted to share this one that I did for another blog where I used an embossing folder, colored in the sections with markers, inked over the entire image and then embossed the whole thing with Ultra Shimmer powder! This is a really cool look in person!!!

Just wanted to get you thinking on different ways to use the powders on larger areas! I'm not done playing yet, I have a few more ideas! Check back to see what the talented designers have in store!
Thanks for stopping by!

How to create dome letters with WOW Embossing Powders

Hi all!
This is Bianca again and this time I have a little tudorial for you. As nearly every crafter I love a little bit of decadence. It´s okay if something is not totaly flat for bringing more WOW! on a project. 
With WOW! Embossing Powders it´s easy to create your own dome letters, stickers ore any shape just as you like it.

All what you need is:
*WOW! Embossing Glitter ore any WOW! Powder (mine is Metalic Gold Rich Sparkle)

*cardstock paper
*piercing tool

If you want to see the tudorial read more:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Unrestrained Decadence canvas

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Decadence month!
My new Mixed Media canvas FULL of mediums (gesso, mists, gels, Gelato paints, embossing powders, stencils, stamping) . You name  it- I used it over this page.
But the main point here are those Wycenanka gorgeous chipboards and one TH die . I used totally forgotten unknown  art clip papers here, some industrial mesh and did I already said A LOT OF EMBOSSING POWDERS? I did. Thank you WOW! EMBOSSING POWDERS for those huge jars of  MetallicCopper,  Primary Black  Ebony and Clear Gloss  powder as I really loved to add it all over this canvas.
And some close ups too: the die cut man was partially covered with Ultra Thick Ebony powder for example.

  Here some  Pastel Blue powder was added over the Ebony regular powder for the antique look.

I also sprinkled a lot of clear gloss powder over the wet areas to get this textured look.
Hope  you will take a part in our Decadence challenge this month: you need to enter the project and you just can WIN!

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actu...