Friday, 28 February 2014

Stained Glass Birthday Card

 Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my project with the "glass" theme.  I couldn't get the idea of a stained glass window out of my head so that is what I tried to accomplish in my card.

Using a background stamp I embossed with with Primary Ebony.  Then using Twinkling H2O's and a paintbrush I colored in the ovals.  I love how it turned out :)  I also used the Everyday Sentiments stamp for the Birthday wishes embossed with Bodacious Blue and the little flower is the combination of Earthtone Grape, Presidio Purple and Berrylicious.
Here is a closeup of the design, doesn't it remind you a little bit like stained glass?

WOW Embossing products used for this project.
WOW Bodacious Blue
WOW Berrylicious
WOW regular Primary Ebony (black)
WOW Earthtone Grape
WOW Melt-it Powder
WOW Presidio Purple
WOW Everyday Sentiments

Thank you so much for taking at my project today.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

A love for any thing Altered

Hello and welcome back all.  I hope you have all been excited about this months challenge as I have!  The project I am going to share to day had its ups and down,  and lots of learning curves along the way.


Today I am sharing with you an altered window!  I totally love it and i am going to find the perfect spot for it in the family room.  

I have embossed the entire glass panel in this window with WOW bright white embossing powder, I used a mask to bake the pattern and then poured the embossing powder over, tapped off and heated with my heat gun.

Close up of the embossed glass

please be careful when you heat the glass as the temperature of the heat gun will crack it.  I ended up applying a thick layer of multi medium to the back of the glass so it would all stay in place over time.

I made several of the flowers using some yummy graphic 45 papers and used my melting pot to melt some ultra thick copper embossing powder mixed with so back for the branches.

I used a few of the Wow embossing powder moulds to make the roses out of ultra think white embossing powder, these are so much fun to make :-)

I embossed the metal clips with bright white embossing powder to hang my photos

I also stamped, cut and inked all the leaves.

WOW Embossing products used for this project.
WOW Ultra thick bright white
WOW regular bright white
WOW regular Primary Ebony (black)
WOW Ultra thick copper
WOW Melt-it Powder
Medium Rose silicone mould
plus another rose mould that is not up on site

I hope you have enjoyed my share today,  would love to hear what you think, so please do leave me a comment.  Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna

Sunday, 23 February 2014

My little Guiding light

Hi there, Nikki here for my inspirational post.
Now our theme for this month is glass, so I thought that I would decorate a tealight holder and create an embellishment that although is made with embossing powder, looks like it has been made out of glass.
This is the finished result....

and here a couple of little close ups for you.

I attached the twine with a little bit of double sided tape and then covered it all in clear ink. Then I rolled the holder in clear embossing powder, once heated this gave the twine the glossy look.
I melted some red embossing powder and poured it into the heart mould.

It doesn't take long to set at all.
I used a little bit of silicone glue to fix the finished heart into place.

We would love to see what you create in this theme.
Happy crafting

Nikki x

What I used,
Clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Red embossing powder
Silicone mould

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Thanks :)

Hi! It's Sandie here today with my take on this month's DT Inspiration and challenge theme - Glass. 

My card features the Gratitude Clear Stamp set

I stamped the hearts with Fired Brick distress ink and cut them out individually. Then I covered them all with versamark and clear gloss embossing powder. Once I'd heat embossed them I repeated the process until there was a thick 'glass' layer on them. I adhered some bakers twine to the back and stuck the hearts down with 3D foam dots. 

I also stamped the heart border with Fired Brick distress ink and the Thanks sentiment with black memento ink. 

WOW Embossing Products Used:


Click here to enter our challenge and win some Wow! Embossing Powders!!

Have a great day!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Use your Moulds to decorate mirrors

Hi again

Christine here with the February blog post.  I am leaving the Design team for a while so this will be my last post for this year. Iv'e really enjoyed being on the Design Team so I must take this opportunity of thanking all at WoW for their support, kindness, encouragement and their lovely products work with. They certainly do inspire and to get your creative juices flowing. Check out my Pinterest boards to see some of the WoW projects Iv'e made since being on the Design Team.  Click here

 The embossing powders, stamps and foils etc are exceptional quality and Iv'e enjoyed creating with them in the past two years.

This month's project theme is "glass" - As I love the WoW moulds, Iv'e decorated a mirror using embossing powders melted in melt pot. I found one of my old mirrors to upcycle.  I melted some gold powders in a melt pot then poured the melted powder into the beautiful WoW heart mould.  I then wire-wrapped each heart and stuck them onto the mirror. Other embellishments and moulds can be used to add decoration - perhaps you could use the WoW  tiny daisies which would look fabulous.

To stick the hearts onto the glass I used Silicone glue.

Prtoducts used were 

Metallic Gold Rich
Metallic gold Rich Pale
Silicone Mould -  Heart
Silicone Mould - Daisy

Other products used:
Melt pot
Silicone Glue
Beaded wire

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Raise Your Glass!

Hi Everyone

This month is the challenge of   GLASS  at WOW HQ.

I love picking finds up at charity shops and this was no exception. I think it was used in chemistry at one time but it caught my eye for 50 pence!

I firstly painted it with 'Glue and Seal' from Ranger.  This I find give anything you put on top of it some base to cling onto instead of just the glass..

I then stamped out the meadow scene from 'ME Collage' all around the bottom in Versamark and heat set with Silver WOW embossing powder.  Tip - Don't put your stamps onto blocks, leave it free in your hand when stamping so you can get around the shape.  I then took the bird from the 'Vintage' stamps and the leaves and hearts from the 'Gratitude' stamps.

I then took some water and added re-inker in peeled paint and poured this into the chemistry vile.

When you use stamps on glass, just make sure that you do not put your heat gun too close as the glass will crack and splinter.  Also as soon as you see the powder melting move the heat gun to another part of the image - and let it cool off as the glass will get hot.

You can adapt this project to all sorts of items in your home. It would look lovely changing plain glass holders for tea lights Have fun.

Take care.....Sue  

Monday, 10 February 2014

Creating "Faux Glass" with Embossing Powder

Hi! It's Patti and I'm sharing a technique with you today that looks like old cracked glass!! It's really easy to do. I made this card with a sticker, but you can use vintage photos, old cards or anything to get the look!

All you need is your image and Wow Embossing Powder Clear Regular powder. Here is my finished card.

I started out by choosing some images, then decided which one I wanted to use.

I chose a large rose sticker, then just placed it on ivory cardstock. You don't want white, it looks too new!

Then, all you do is emboss three or four layers of the regular clear powder, letting cool between each layer. Then once finished, you just carefully bend and "crack" the image to get the desired look that you want!!! Don't bend too hard or it will crack too much and pieces will come off!!! But if you play around, it's really cool to do!!! I hope you give it a try!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! We really appreciate it, don't forget to check back to see what else the Design Team has to share with you!!!!!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nevermind, love. Have a cup of tea. - Altered Tea Cup

"Nevermind, love. Have a cup of tea."

Tea has been a soothing comfort elixir for me since I was a child. Even the sight of a fancy tea cup puts a smile on my face. 

For this month's glass challenge, I was inspired to design my own tea cups with the brilliant, translucent colors of Wow Embossing Powders. I had the good fortune of finding a set of clear tea cups in a second hand shop. If you're inspired to replicate this  project, I suggest a thorough cleaning of the glass in hot water and letting the glass dry completely before preparing to work with the powders. 

I coated my cups with a dust bag to ensure all the moisture would be removed before I stamped and "colored". If you do not have a dust bag, you can brush on corn starch or unscented baby powder. 

Because I had clear glasses and wanted to see the color all the way through, I  used translucent embossing powders including Bay Area Blue (SW-WH02R), Cable Car Red (SW-WH01R) and California Sunshine (SW-WH06R). The only opaque color I used was Gold Regular as a trim around the glass. The thin line was drawn with an embossing pen. 

Tip: Stamp and heat set each design (or 1 - 2 fairly far apart) before moving on to the next one to keep from blurring the images.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Welcome home door sign

Hello my dear crafty friends! 
Welcome to our Wood month and today I  have a small tutorial for you. 
This is my very first Embossing the wood tutorial and I think most of us never tried to make the direct embossed wood. So here we go.
This is  NO PAPER project and all you need are 3 stencils with small designs (don't pick the big ones as we want to see the pattern and not the edges or some random shapes.) Put your stencil over the wood piece, cover it all with Clear embossing  ink.

Add colourful embossing powders over it and heat emboss. Then mist the whole piece with some brown mist if you like the darker wood look, as I did here.

 Then pick some small wood shapes and make  just the same over those pieces too. Use other stencils and other powders colours.

Add your title and arrange  the embossed hearts around.

This is all. Kind of easy and lovely project for all of us who keep those old and unused wooden pieces from our high school crafty days...
Products list:
Fluorescent Pink
Fluorescent Green
Fluorescent Blue
Versamark ink
Hope you will try this fast and easy technique too and play with our monthly challenge.
See you !

Saturday, 1 February 2014

February 2014 Monthly Challenge!

Thank you for joining us in our challenges - you really are a talented and inspiration bunch!
We can't wait to see what projects you create this month!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: Glass! 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: Nikki C 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!
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