Thursday, 28 April 2022

VIDEO | Sparkle & Shine | Gift Tags with Sparkles & Flock


Hello Everyone!

Martina here again with a "Sparkle & Shine" Video on the WOW Youtube Channel.

For todays tags, I have been playing with the WOW Flock - a product which I use way too little!

To start, I have been die cutting some tags from Mixed Media Paper.
(All the beautiful dies I have been using today are Alexandra Renke Dies!)

Then I have been stamping with Embossing Ink to the plain tags, poured Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder over it and melted the powder with the Dual Speed Heat gun. 

This is a great first step when you are planning on working with watersoluable medias
- it is adding a nice resist to the background!

Then, I have been colouring my tags. I have been using Starburst Sprays, but you can use whatever you have on hand!

When the Tags have been well dried, I went back with some texture paste and a stencil to add even more white details to these backgrounds.

In the drying time of the texture paste I have been die cutting some flowers from cardstock. I have also prepared a piece of cardstock with double sided adhesive tape and cut some petals for the flowers from it.

And then it was finally the time to get to the Flock and Sparkles part!

I have been mixing a small amount of the Pink Flock and an equal amount of Crystal Sparkles  in an empty Embossing Powder Jar.

That mix could then be easily poured over the petals with the double sided adhesive tape on them. It sticks very well to the adhesive tape but I usually make extra sure that it stays put and rub it slightly into the adhesive tape with my fingers.

After this, the flowers just had to be assembled and glued to the tags.

I really hope you liked the tags and feel inspired to get creative!

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Amazing Embossing Powder Marbling Technique

Hello lovely crafty friends, it’s me Sasha from Love Builds Up Crafts here with another CARD MAKERS DELIGHT. We all know that WOW! Embossing powder have the most beautiful marbling embossing powders but today we are going to use one essential powder to create wonderful marbled backgrounds.



The finished product of this technique reminds me so much of beautiful porcelain tiles so please check out this Video tutorial  here because pictures don’t do it justice really. You will be blown away!



So start of by taking a 5x 7 inches panel of white WOW! Embossing powder cardstock and using a roughly 4x6 inches rectangle die to cut out the middle of your panel. Now grab the 4x7 inch piece and generously cover it with embossing ink. Once this is done cover it with the opaque bright white ultra high white embossing powder. I explain in this video here why it’s better to use this embossing powder over the regular or superfine one.

Heat your panel from the bottom so that the chunks don’t fly off the page, then cool your panel down. Repeat the steps above to add a second layer of embossing the white embossing powder. When you heat this you will instantly notice the embossing smoothing out as the 2 layers melt together. If it doesn’t smooth out don’t stress too much, you can always add another layer of embossing powder.


Once the panel is cool, grab some alcohol markers. The palette is absolutely up to you but I wanted to play around with some greens. Now keep in mind that the colours do fade out since you are adding them over some white so it won’t be the same exact shade that you began with. Draw some squiggly lines to mimic veining in marble. The trick is to have a reference picture that you can use, unless you are confident you know how you want your marble to look like. 


Go ahead and heat up your panel, as the powder melt you will start to see the colours spreading out and blending with the embossing. You can direct your heat tool and create whatever pattern you want. If the colour is too faded out, then add some more colour after cooling down your panel. You might get warping because of the thickness of our embossing, all you need to do is turn your panel over facedown then emboss it from the back whilst it’s on a flat surface. You can do this as many times as you want to minimise the warping. In the YouTube tutorial , I share a tip on how to deal with bubbling and covering up patches, cracks and smudges.

To turn our panel into a card, I waited for it to cool down then I stamped a mermaid over it using my stamping platform and archival black ink. I was so nervous doing this step as I didn’t want to ruin all my hard work but it worked out so yay! The trick here is to use a really thick ink that will sit on top of all that gloss. Dye ink doesn’t work too well for this. I then took the other part of my 5x 7 panel we started with and ink blended some salvaged patina and lucky clover distress oxides onto it before splattering it with white acrylic paint. Once this was done I stuck it on a 5 x7 inch card base.





To finish off the card, I stuck my marbled panel to a slightly larger panel of holographic card stock and propped it up on some foam tape before sticking it into the card base. I used some water droplet gems and sequins to decorate the card.

Thank you so much for popping on by please make sure to check out the WOW! Embossing socials because there are tutorials, reels and all sort of other goodies waiting for you. Also if you do have fun with this technique then please tag WOW! Embossing and me on Instagram so that I can join in the fun! 

Have a WOW! Kinda day,
Sasha x



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Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Mixed Media Journal Page with Natasha

Hi Crafty Friends!  It is Natasha here and I am EXCITED to be here with you today!  For today's project I wanted to share ways I use WOW Embossing Powders in my journal!  I have recently discovered journaling and I am having so much fun adding lots of color, stamping, and of course embossing powders to my journal!  So let's get started!  


I started with a blank page in my journal, with texture paste, a stencil, and WOW Embossing powders.  I placed the stencil over the top of the page and added paste in various sections.  I generally like to create 2 focal points, allowing for some "white" space on the page.  I applied the paste and then removed the stencil. Next I sprinkled Perissa Embossing Powder over the top of the wet paste.  I then heat set this using my WOW heat tool!  Next to add more color and dimension to my background I added Lindy's Gang Magicals to my journal page.  I apply these using water.  I then set my journal aside to dry and work on the other elements.  Once my journal page is dry, I did add some ledger ephemra to the page as well using a glue stick.  


I stamped an image from AALL and Create onto Fabriano Hot Press Paper.  I then heat set the image using WOW Embossing Powder in Clear Gloss.  I then colored the image using watercolors.  I allowed each layer to dry and once dry, trimmed the image with my scissors.  I then die cut some Hexagons using the Sizzix Stacked Tiles.  I added Archival ink to the edges for more texture.  

I added some metallic splatter to the background as well as some Starburst Sprays from Lindy's for more shine and texture.  


I then decided on placement for my hexagons and the light bulb stamp.  I glued down the hexagons with liquid glue and then added some back twine for more texture.  Next I glued my stamped image and added some pre-made sentiment strips.  I then added some white splatters, as well as gold to my whole journal page.  I had so much fun!  




Thank you for stopping by today! I had a lot of fun and I hope you enjoyed learning ways to add powders to your journal page!   I will be back soon with more mixed media inspiration!  

Crafty Hugs,
Natasha 



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