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Theme for the month: METAL

Friday, 11 April 2014

Welcome to the New Design Team Additions!!!

Hi everyone!

We are so very proud to present our newest additions to the Design Team!



Click on their pictures or names to have a good nose around on their blog:

Maya Isaksson

Nicole Picadura

Sian Ridley

Nataliya Serova

Trish Latimer

 In honour of these lovely and exceedingly talented ladies joining us, we would like to host a giveaway! Leave our new DT some love in the comments below and subscribe to our blog and you could win a chance to win a set of 6 limited edition embossing powders in a carry case! I will draw 2 winners randomly and announce them on Friday 18th April! So keep commenting until that day. :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tania xoxo




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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Looks like Metal!!!

This month is "Metal" here on the WOW blog and I have 2 cards to share using a couple of "metal looking" techniques! There are so many things you can do with the WOW powders to mimic metal. Lots of perfect colors, Gold, Copper, Silver.......you can stamp on it, layer it, use the awesome WOW molds, just endless possibilities. I'm anxious to see what everyone has to share!

I started off using the molds to make some "faux" buttons. I see gold buttons with pretty designs on top all of the time, especially old buttons, which I love! I used the melting powder and some Gold ultra high for these. I used the Daisy mold.  I just got a small container and mixed about half and half. Not sure what the proper amount is, but that worked fine for me!  I used some scrap patterned paper and an Anna Griffin sentiment sticker with gold trim that matched. Added some twine and the three buttons and that was it!!!


This is the daisy mold that I used!


On the card below I just used Gold powder and covered a piece of lightweight chipboard. I used several layers for good coverage. While still hot after the last layer I stamped the images into it. Then after it cooled I rubbed black ink over for an aged look. I used two different stamps for this one.


Again, I used scrap paper and an Anna Griffin sentiment. Just added some gold trim ribbon! I love playing with the metallic powders, there's just so much you can do!!! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards!!!

Patti :)
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Metal WOW Style

Hi Everyone


This month at WOW HQ is the theme'METAL'

I have started with a tag and inked it up with Versamark, then put onto it 2 coats of Ultra Thick clear embossing powder (like triple embossing).

Then I used the new colours Luscious Lime, Blue Topaz and added silver, bright white and ebony into the mix on the tag, sprinkling it on where the embossing powder had melted.


I then inked up with Stazon the new stamp 'Cracked Leather' and whilst hot pushed the stamp into the melted embossing powder on the tag.  AND LEFT IT TO COOL....This is soooo important. Once lifted out of the tag the inked stamp leaves an impression.

I then reheated 2 places where I wanted a butterfly and pressed the 'Simply Amazing' stamp into the reheated embossing powder to make a shadow impression in the tag.

I then stamped onto white card with Versamark, the butterfly again from 'Simply Amazing' and sprinkled Gold Satin Pearl embossing powder onto it and heat set.  I then cut the butterflies out.


I then added some Tim Holtz metal embellishments as antenna and glued them onto the tag, adding some peel off dots onto the backs of the butterflies.

The words are from the new set 'Express Yourself' and stamped onto black card with bright white embossing powder.  The embellishment in the right corner is again a peel off.

Have a great month

Sue 
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Metal embossing and making faux metal

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today with my new post for our WOW! Embossing powders Metal  monthly challenge and this time I want to show you  a few  easy and fast techniques with embossing powders over METAL.
This is my Art Deco art piece made with   a lot of embossing and a lot of techniques.



And the first technique used here is a Crackled Glass technique.
It's not a real tutorial, but a snap samples of different techniques, so  here it is in just a few words:
Cover your cut out image(I used PWP clip art sheet) with a think layer of  Versamark Clear embossing ink and add Ultra High Clear   Gloss embossing powder over it. Heat emboss it and let it cool. Add another layer of clear embossing  ink and another layer of clear embossing powder. Third time is even better, so make it once more. Now put this glass look piece into your deep freeze section and wait for like 15 minutes. Take it off and break the " glass" with your fingers. Add some brown ink over it. You central piece is all done.


Now to the frame:
Hand cut a chipboard frame  that fits the central image. Cover it with clear embossing ink and Ultra High Ebony  Black embossing powder. Make it  3-4 times and please, keep your fingers out of the hot surface!  Add a random mix of 2-3 Perfect Pearls over the heat embossed surface and heat it again.
Now grab a stamp  that we are going to use for this Faux Cloisonne  technique: I used a random texture as the size was just perfect for the frame size. Heat each frame part and stamp with your stamp into the hop surface. Let it cool and then make the same procedure with 3 more frame parts. Glue the frame over the image with 3D foam glue.


And now for the background  frame. Dry emboss the thick gold foil with an embossing folder (I used Cuttelbug Art Deco folder). Cover the embossed parts with a bit of clear embossing ink and this time heat emboss with Fine  Ebony black powder. Let it fry and add some Perfect pearls over the frame.  Glue the smaller frame over the larger one .

Now you can alter a flower. I used Prima fabric flower with some Metallic  Gold Rich  embossing powder and a bit of the same Perfect pearls and the flower  was shrinked by the heat to the right for this project size (was a huge one before heating). Glue the  flower over the frame and your art piece is done.
Hope you will enter our monthly Metal challenge and as you know, you need to be in to WIN! 
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Monthly Challenge 2014!

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: Metal! 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:Teresa  !!!! Check out her gorgeous winning entry here! Please contact tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk 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!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter*.

Add a link to your project below or share them on our Facebook 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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Monday, 31 March 2014

Spring Layout with WOW

Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share my Wood piece with you.  I took a plain piece of wood veneer and added some opaque bright white Ultra High to it to give it an old weathered picket fence look.  I did 2 coats to really make it stand out.  I put a flower in the middle with a molded flower in the center.


 Here is a close-up of my wood piece.
WOW supplies used:
Opaque bright white Ultra high
Melt it
Earthtone Grape

Other supplies:
May Arts ribbon
Maya Road wood piece
Doily Curtsey Boutique

Thank you so much for looking at my project today.  Make sure you stop by tomorrow for the new "theme" of the Month.
Jenifer

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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Wood up-cycle

Hello all,  its been a fantastic month on the blog  with all the amazing projects that have been created.  Today I am going to share two projects with you.

For the first project I got an old coaster set and painted it all in black.  After the paint was dried I applied papers to cover the sides that you would see.   I Then had lots of fun triple embossing the whole project in clear regular embossing powder to seal them.  A simple and effective way to make a cool addition to your home or  as a gift.





I made this project for my graphic 45 audition .  I used an old frame.  I applied versa mark to the entire frame and then added copper embossing powder.  I applied two coats.   Once it has set a rubbed some metallic rub around the frame to give it an aged look.


I hope you have enjoyed my share today and it has inspired you to try something new.  Keep an eye out on the blog for more amazing projects using wood and embossing powders.  Don't forget if you do create something with wood and embossing powders to enter it into our monthly challenge.  you might win six colours of your choice :-)  Happy Scrappin everyone xox Donna


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