Thursday, 30 January 2020

Video: Crackle Embossing Technique with Amber

Hello everyone, Amber here sharing a crackle embossing technique using water. Surprise your special someone. Tell them you love them without an occasion such as Valentine's Day.

YouTube Tutorial | Crackle Embossing Technique

This video shares all the details to recreate a crackle embossing technique. Watch here or in HD on the WOW! Embossing Powder YouTube channel.

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This crackle embossing effect was created with Love Is a Drug translucent powder from The Ferry Man Trio. In order to ensure it wasn't a fluke, I created a second set of cards with Copacabana (retired) translucent powder. It worked beautifully.


Heat Embossing with Water

This is such a quick and simple technique and if you've never seen it before you're going to love it, First, I wet a squirrel hair mop brush with water and swiped it over smooth hot press watercolor paper to create a block of brush strokes.



The pattern looks best when some white space is left between the strokes. Next, it's as easy as sprinkling on translucent powder and heat setting. I'm not sure what the science is behind the crackle effect, but I think it occurs due to using water vs. embossing ink.

This technique worked equally well on metallic cardstock as it did on watercolor paper.


Card Assembly

I used the 2 dies from Altenew All the Hearts Stamp & Die Bundle to cut out the pieces. Techniques like this are perfect for twofer card sets. I was careful to keep the small confetti hearts in the die for easy alignment and adhered them to the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Extra die-cut heart confetti was used for embellishment and sentiments were stamped with black pigment ink.


It's as simple as that. We'd love to see what you create with this technique. Be sure to tag us @wowembossing on social media and enter your projects into the monthly challenge on the WOWEPFans Facebook page. 

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Guest Designer | Daniel West Embossing a Full Panel with Skylight


Hey there!! Daniel West, here again from Del & Artie with another love-inspired project with WOW! Embossing Powders. I have featured my favorite powders this month and today I continue in the same vein with Skylight. This powder comes in a Trio called Bundled Up, inspired by Catherine Pooler's spa collection inks: Skylight, Sage and Peppermint Scrub.



I had no plan when I started this card. I enjoy making cards with detailed sketches, but sometimes, I like to throw caution to the wind and see where I end up. First, I ink blended a panel of cardstock with Catherine Pooler Inks: Eucalyptus, Skylight, Daydream and Queen for a Day. Next, I spritzed it with water and let the inks react and dry again. Then, I used the Lava Lamp Cover Plate Die to create a die cut design for behind the birds. This cover plate die is being released the morning of this post's publishing at 9AM Eastern Time as part of Catherine Pooler's "In the Kitchen Collection."


Next, I used a blending brush to color another panel with Skylight Ink entirely. I brushed on some clear embossing ink and covered the panel with Skylight embossing powder. Then, I heated up my heat tool and began melting the powder from below the card and everything melted beautifully. (Actually, I forgot to do that and instead, I blew all the powder everywhere and had to vacuum up my desk and clothes. It was then I remembered to melt the powder from below first, because it has chunks and flecks of gold and white in it.)

Then, adhered the die cut panel to the front of the heat embossed panel with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. Since this month's theme has us all feeling romantic, I grabbed my Catherine Pooler Happy Together Stamp Set and stamped out two love birds on a branch with Queen for a Day and Royal Treatment inks. Then, I ran the image through my Brother Scan N Cut and popped it up on the front of the panel.
Finally, to finish off the card, I glued some Jelly Drop Hearts on the front. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Little Love Tags Stamp Set in Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. Then I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the branch between the two love birds.
Are you feeling the love, too? Let me know in the comments section below. If you would like to shop for any of the supplies I used to create today's project, I have added a grid for your convenience below, as well. Thanks in advance for using my affiliate links and supporting my creative efforts at no additional cost to you.

Thank you for joining me today. Have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Layered Embossed Hearts ATC's by Jaine

I know I'm a bit of a rebel and have been known on...let's say...more than one or two occasions, to go totally againsed the rules, but this time I think the results are worth it! At my workshops I'm always saying, the rules are there to be broken and for those of us with challenging and enquiring minds we can achieve some wonderful things.

On this occasion I was experimenting with layers of embossing powders and decided to push it as far as I could take it by over heating and blending powders into one another. One of the basic rules of heat embossing is to not over heat your work for fear of it splitting and separating out the oils and colours. Letting one colour melt into another is very satisfying indeed.

For this project I found that you really need a sturdy piece of plain card, watercolour or mixed media card is good otherwise it'll start to bend and buckle under the layers. I also discovered that to help me achieve a deeper first layer I could use a brand new Embossing Tool by Seth Apter called the Mixed Media Embossing Brush. It has a brush rather like a nail varnish allowing a thicker layer to be brushed over the surface

I die cut three hearts from this card and brushed each one with Embossing ink using the Embossing Brush. Of course until you can get your hands on this amazing tool the same effect can be achieved with a regular embossing pad, you may just need more than one layer. I embossed with Primary Fuchsia Fusion, notice how using the brush leaves the surface pitted as it's not evenly spread.



Once I'd embossed with my pink layer I took the Reinker Tool and rolled on Embossing ink in a random manner. I embossed this using Metallic Gold Rich powder and as I heated watched the Gold being sucked in by the layer underneath. I love that effect.



For my ATC's I took a pre painted piece of card and cut it into three ATC sized pieces. I took the beautiful mandala stamp from Karen and stamped this off the side of each ATC and embossed with Ebony Powder. I flicked over some black drawing ink and used my Brush Tool once again to go around the edges and embossed this with more Gold.


To finish I simply added some scribbles with a pencil, my hearts and added some typed words. I backed all of the ATC's onto black card and then onto a second piece of white folded card to make them really stand out.





I hope you have a go for yourself and discover how much fun it is to layer embossing powders or sometimes break the rules!

Jaine x


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