Monday, 29 June 2015

WOW! Embossing Powder and UmWow Blog Hop: DAY 1 COMMENTS CLOSED

Welcome to Day 1 of our blog hop with UmWow Studio!  UmWowStudio is a family owned business out of Las Vegas, NV. They specialise in laser cut chipboard embellishments and masks for the paper crafting and mixed media community. And boy has our Design Team been having fun with their goodies! Today we have Sue O'Connell and Jenifer Cowles on the blog with their projects using WOW! and UmWow products:

Jenifer Cowles:
Welcome to the Wow and UmWow hop.  Can I just tell you these are about 2 of my most favorite products.  I just love the little Um Wow Butterflies.  I wrapped a little piece of wire around the middle and they look like they are flying around the flowers on the tag.

The tag started around one of the new Wow Embossing powder colors, Chocolate Caramel Pearl, and let me tell you it is lovely.

Here is a close up of my cluster.  I have some flowers, DCWV  and old book papers, and also some May Arts ribbons.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop today make sure you stop by everyday to be inspired by this awesome team. 

Sue O'Connell



Hi Everyone

At WOW HQ this month we have been given the opportunity to work with some
fantastic stencils and chipboard embellishments from umwowstudio.  I couldn't wait to get hold of my stash of tags, cogs, butterfly stencil and hexagon stencil. 
This also coincides with a great blog hop, so follow the trail of blogs for a chance to win some goodies this month. 

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I started with a plain canvas purchased from the Pound shop.  I then covered this with white gesso.  I then sprayed this with browns, gold and green inks and let it dry, but not before tipping the canvas up to allow the ink to run down the canvas.

I then got my distress inks out and used them to sponge through the butterfly and hexagon stencils with brown, green and red distress inks.

I then used the same technique for the chipboard shapes.  I firstly inked up the shapes with Versamark and sprinkled WOW clear Ultra High embossing powder over them and heat set. I then inked them up again with Versamark and added different embossing powders and  heat set. On the cogs I used, Ebony, Pepper, Bark, Gold Rich and Verdigris.  On the butterfly I used the same but in smaller amounts and added one further layer of pepper embossing powder all over.  On the Tag I have used Bright White with a sprinkle of Ebony added and heat set.  Whilst the embossing powder is hot and liquid,  I have inked up CREATE word from the 'ME collage' stamps and embedded the word in the tag.  I have then added a piece of gross grain ribbon.

Finally stuck this all together on the canvas with Pinflair silicone glue.

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  1. Amazing texture and dimension on both these projects ... awesome layers and fabulous mixed media! Anita :)

  2. I just Love all the colours and effects you can get with WOW embossing powders , my go to craft supply for so many things .😃

  3. What stunning creations! Love all the bulk!

  4. awesome creations!! I love them!

  5. Love the shabby look of Jennifer's piece.
    Sue's piece is rugged with the cogs but then prettied with the butterfly.
    Great projects.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. This is going to be a fabulous week with this WOW-WOW Double WOW team up!!
    The gals really got it started with some gorgeous projects.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Lovely projects. Must try embossing powder on chipboard. Hugz

  8. These are both lovely projects!
    Those butterflies do look like they're
    flying around the clock!
    Love those distressed cogs :-)

  9. Beautiful work on both
    projects. Love the gears
    and the flowers.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Beautiful creations. I love how the cogs were embossed!

  11. Love the new Chocolate caramel pearl embossing powder ! Marvelous textures on both the projects, love those fluttering butterflies with amazing layers and I totally love the artistic canvas with wow factor!!!

  12. Oh golly, what gorgeous projects! Those cogs & the chocolate brown powder, the whole mixed media treat is right up my strasse! Off to get my powders out....

  13. What great projects, so inspirational

  14. I had to go and check umwowstudio's products after seeing those awesome projects... and they are quite a few chipboards that made my wish list. The backgrounds in particular are fantastic (gears for example).

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the texture I am seeing on these projects!

  16. Love all the layers and details. I often think of WOW as just embossing powder, but your chipboard looks great too.

  17. Just in awe how you put everything together! It's amazing!

  18. I love that second card - especially the last bit. Create is a message that we all need to hear. 😊

  19. BEAUTIFUL tag, such pretty layers and dimension!!!
    DELIGHTFUL canvas - the butterflies and cogs are GORGEOUS!!!

  20. The tag is beautiful! I love the way you have wire attached to the butterflies so they are "flying". And, the canvas is wonderful - love all the different elements to it!

  21. Totally Amazing
    many texture and lovely element one a small tag
    woooow I cant do this but this is really Awesome
    love the vintage feel on this
    hugs, Monika

  22. Gorgeous textures and colours. Great detail on these projects!

  23. Jennifer and Sue both created a fabulous project for the hop!


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