Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Home Decor: St.Valentine's Day

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
Today I will show you my panno for V-Day :) I like to do themed panno for celebrations :)

For background I used texture paste with WS36 Princess Pink, love this technique so much!

And close up:

I would love to see, what you made for our challenge!

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Key to my Heart Canvas

Hi there WOW fans, I am so excited to be showing you my canvas project today.  I absolutely love, love love how it turned out.
I just love all the different textures going on here and I can't wait to put it in a frame.

I had a canvas from another project that I just didn't like any more that was painted a light pink.  I sketched out a heart in the center of the canvas.  Using a stencil and some spackle (spackle is used to patch walls and is found at the hardware store, it is very inexpensive).  Pour your embossing powder over the spackle and lightly tap off the extra and heat set.  Not only do you have a wonderful glittery effect but the spackle gives it more dimension like it is double embossed.  Give it a try the results are awesome.

Here is a close up of my flower cluster.

For the heart I tore small scraps of patterned paper and adhered them with Mod Podge, when I was satisfied with that I Mod Podged some white tissue paper over top to the patterned paper scraps, making sure it was nice and wrinkled giving my heart tons of texture.  While the Mod Podge is still wed I poured on the Neutral Shimmer glitter embossing powder and heat set it.  Now it really sparkles and shimmers.  Using gelatos I randomly colored over areas of the heart and using a wet brush lightly blended it in.  I used a pit pen around the edge of the heart and again went over it with a wet brush to blend it in.
Now you are ready to embellish.  I wrapped bakers twine around the canvas and a cluster of flowers and ribbons and tied it all up with a key.

WOW supplies used:

Other supplies used:
May Arts ribbons
Spellbinders Dies
Faber Castell Pit Pen and Gelatos
tissue paper
scraps of patterned paper
Mod Podge

Thank you so much for taking the time to view my project today I would love to see what you come up with if you try any of these techniques, leave me a link in the comment and I will come check it out.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Heart of Roses

I adore creating 3D items, so a Home Decor theme this month is right up my street!
I have created this piece of wall art, using LOADS of shabby rose embellishments....
The base is an old frame that I have distressed with paint and a crackle medium. A little bit of brown ink sponged on top gives a great vintage look! Once the frame was done, I started to create the roses. Yes, this takes a little while as there are 20 in total, but the shabby rose mould can create three at once so that helps!
19 of the roses were created simply with white embossing powder...
The 'accent' rose was created using Primary Apple Red powder, with a tiny pinch of Black to turn the bright red into more of an 'ox blood' type colour. I finished my piece with a word created from plastic letters..
Despite the fact that creating so many flowers is a little time consuming, this is a nice simple project you can have a go at yourself! Why not create a square or an initial letter with your embellishments!
See you soon,
Trish xxxx

WOW! product used:
White Embossing powder
Primary Apple Red Embossing Powder
Black Embossing powder
Melt it!
Silicone mould: Shabby Rose

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

From Pebble to Paperweight

From Pebble to Paperweight

 The theme this month is "Home Decor" so I decided to make my project by using something from nature to use in the house. You could make paperweights or even door stops if your pebbles were big enough.

Pebble Paperweight                                                     From this

Firstly I painted my pebble white then embossed it with Verdigris and Gold powders using the honeycomb stamp.

I then melted some Apple Red primary, Gold Pearl  and Melt it powders in a Melt pot and used the Forget Me Not and Large Rose  flower moulds to create the flowers. I then melted more Melt It powder and Green Primary then poured this into the leave mould.

One set I stuck the flowers and leaves onto the pebble for decoration with silicone glue.

Products used

Honeycomb stamp

Verdigris powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Apple Red primary
Green Metallic
Gold Pearl .

Monday, 19 January 2015

DIY Baby Room Art

Hello all!  I have some super exciting news...  I'm going to be a Nana for the first time.  My daughter is due to have her first wee Baby in May!  She loves owls so I have been creating some art work to go into the baby's room.  With this months theme being DIY I thought it would be a perfect project to share.

I created the background first by painting the two blues,  a light and dark with Tim holtz distress paint as I knew that it doesn't run when you apply other products on top.  I then used a star mask and added a layer of  multi-medium.  Once the multi-medium was dry I then applied a layer of  White fab foil on top of the stars. I just cut strips of the foil and rub it over the multi-medium.

Wow Fab Foil - Snowy White  
Close up of Stars

To added more dimension to my project I used Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing glitter.  This embossing powder is a must to have in your kit!  It gives any project  a lovely shimmer.

WS02 Neutral Ultra Shimmer

I did not add the glitter to every star.  Just random ones all over the project. 

To finish my project off I up-cycled and old frame I had found in an op shop.  Because My project is multi layers I took the glass out.  It will still be easy to clean as I have added a sealant over the entire page for ease of cleaning.  

WOW! Embossing Pen

I used my Wow Embossing Pen to go along the edge of the Frame  and then added some more Neutral Ultra Shimmer to bring the Frame and art together.  

I hope they like it.  She found out that she was having a wee boy so it will fit perfectly into his room.
That's all I have to share today. Please let me know what you think!  I would love to hear.  Until next time, happy scrappin everyone xox Donna 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Upcycle a Bottle into a Valentine's Day Vase

I love a chance to upcycle or recycle glass jars. Some are so well shaped and with a little touch of creativity, they can add the perfect decor detail to any room.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I felt the need to come up with some home decor to get us in the mood. (Yes, I know we just passed Christmas/Hanukkah and New Years...but holidays are always fun!)

I decorated a spare bottle (formerly the olive oil holder) with Ultra High Gold Wow Embossing Powder and our Sexi Hexi clear stamp. In two easy steps, I had a beautiful vase.

For the added "Valentine-detail", I melted Vintage Candy Cane embossing powder and poured it into our Ornate Heart silicone mold. I attached it to the vase and voila! Ready for a single stem red rose and baby's breath.

It'll be beautiful on my vanity!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Bringing design to a light

I love the theme that we were given to work with this month!
I knew what I wanted to make right away!
I have been slowly creating and moving into a crafty studio in my house and I wanted a nice light shade for the ceiling light.
So this is what I created....

The light was on when I took these pictures so it's quite hard to see the colours, but scroll down and you will see a close up shot of the butterflies.
I die cut lots of different butterflies and chose my colour scheme.. I used melt it powder, frozen berries,primary purple orchid, purple glitz, violet pearl and blue topaz

I wanted a purple mix so I took a silver dish and combined my purples.
Then I inked the butterflies and embossed them, one at a time.
To attach them to my lampshade I used a hot glue gun.
Here is the close up of the butterflies on the shade...
I think they look really pretty.
We would love to see how you use your embossing powders around the home with your DIY projects, play along with the challenge and you could win some WOW! powders too!
Happy crafting

Nikki x

Saturday, 10 January 2015


I really don't do much DIY for the home. I have friends who are wizards when it comes to doing the coolest stuff and it looks really fun to have a lot of custom design around the house. So when this months challenge was coming I figured it would be a great opportunity to do something nice. And then I couldn't think of one single thing I wanted to make until I saw a picture of a beautiful dreamcatcher on Pinterest. 

I had a dreamcatcher in my room when I was younger, I guess they were in style back then. Now I'm seeing them again but in new versions. I decided it would be fun trying to make one. I have been embossing shrink plastic before with great results, just remember to shrink first and emboss after because it curls up and the embossing can be a bit wonky after that. I made small beads to decorate my dreamcatcher with the shrink plastic by punching out circles and hearts with my hand punches and holes with a smaller hole punch.

I embossed the tiny hearts in Fuchsia Fusion, the larger round beads in Calypso glitter and some small circles in Vintage Romance.

I also had some feather dies that I used to make some feathers, since every dreamcatcher should have feathers. They are hard to see because they are embossed in just a tiny bit of the Vintage Romance and the tips in Calypso Glitter. I attached them and the beads to gold thread and let them hang down mixed in with the ribbon.

Some of the tiny beads I weaved in to the web in the center. I picked translucent colors to let them catch the light, and the glitter makes it really pretty! The frame is made from the lid of a plastic jar, I just cut out the middle and wrapped some ribbon around it.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Decor - WOW! style...

Happy New Year to you all!  

I don't think it's too far into January to say that still  :)  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and that you're ready for the new year.

So here we are, an exciting new year full of WOW! challenges and products - I for one am looking forward to all the inspiration the year will bring :)

I am here with my project for this months' challenge.  Yes, I said project - NOT card!  As the theme suggests, this one is not about cards so I have stretched myself a little and created a non-card project for you all.

Here it is...

 This is for a dear friend of mine who needs reminding at the moment that things aren't always bad and that you need to grab life by the horns!

I stamped the De-Vine background stamp in the centre of each panel and embossed using Super Fine Metallic Silver embossing powder.  This picks up every detail - I love it!  I then blended some inks over the top of the embossing, buffing the panels once I'd finished blending to wipe any excess ink from the embossing powder to allow it to shine through.  I flicked some water onto each piece, gently dabbing it off with some tissue to lift some of the ink from the backgrounds to create the watery-speckled effect that you can (hopefully!) see.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Collage stamp set and then cut them out to arrange them on each of the panels.  Once I had them laid out where I wanted them, I cut smaller coloured pieces of card to act as mats for each sentiment and to add interest to the panels.

Each panel was then mounted onto a black piece of card and then onto the concertina'd cardstock 'stand'.  The stand has been stamped with a large flower design in ink colours to match each panel.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I hope you are able to join us for the challenge this month - this is a super interesting one with loads of potential!

PS - Apologies for the images - I am currently in the midst of changing over from a PC to a Mac and the transition is a little slower than I would have liked!  I am working on getting my beloved Photoshop on my Mac - thank you for your understanding :)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Home sweet Home

Hi Everyone

This month at WOW HQ is the theme DIY decor.

I decided to make templates of rooftops and use this in frame by going online and looking at old pictures of industrial landscapes and houses.

I firstly cut out of strong cardboard a few different rooftops then dabbed versamark on the cardboard and used my flour sprinkler (as used in previous month) mixing silver, gold, black, copper (all metalics) in different strengths on the card, and used the triple embossing technique on each rooftop.  I did this 6 times, then put the rooftops together in a frame.

The background sky was a blue distress ink rubbed on a piece of white card stock.

This idea you can use for all different silhouette shapes (dancers, houses, animals) different colours will give you different perspectives on the shapes.

The picture now hangs in my craft room.

Take care, have a wonderful month


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Create with WOW: my wall canvas art

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first post in 2015!
 This is Irit here and I just want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

This is a month of home deco/OOP projects  and I made a steampunk canvas with a word I picked for 2015: Create.
So now let's see the project.
This is a kind of " steampunk art" made over canvas with a lot of mediums and a lot of WOW! EMBOSSING POWDERS.

I used masks with texture paste and then added a mix of embossing powders over the wet steampunk shapes. The mix of Black  Ebony regular powder, Black Glint and Blue Glitz made this effect over the masked images.
The chipboard piece was covered with  Metallic Copper powder and then totally embedded into clear embossing powder with a drop of brown re-inker to get this clear glass look.
Each metal and chipboard shape was also covered with Clear  Gloss embossing powder  for the glossy look, but mostly the anti dust issue as we are talking about on the wall project.
 Here and there the small portions of  Bright white embossing powder were added over the wet areas too.

Thanks for reading my post and hope you will enter our monthly challenge for the good chance to win some gorgeous goodies!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

January Challenge - Welcome to 2015

Happy New Year - Welcome to a very crafty 2015!

Thank you for joining us in our challenges, we really like seeing all of your creations. What a talented bunch you are!  Keep all that inspiration coming, we love it!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: DIY - Decor.  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: Sara Barker! Check out her gorgeous winning entry here! Please contact tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your selection of 6 embossing powders plus your contact details.

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 and tag our FacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest page! 

Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge.

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