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Monday, 30 April 2012

Scrapbooking with a WOW Factor!

Hi everyone! Amy Prior here today to share with you all some fabulous recent layouts that I have created using WOW Embossing Powders and Stamp Sets. These fabulous products have such an amazing array of uses in Scrapbooking and I hope my layouts below will show you new ways of using your Embossing Powders in Scrapbooking Layouts.

The first layout I have to share today is of some sky high photos I recently took on my plane trip across the beautiful Australian Country side. For this first layout, I have used the Songbird Collection from Prima Marketing which I have teamed up with some fabulous Lace, Twine & Cheesecloth. 

This embossed effect on the background was created using the Crafters Workshop Template Tile Texture 12x12 and WOW Embossing Powder White Opaque.


These gorgeous Chipboard birds from A2Z Scraplets got a coat of subtle Crackle Paint followed by some random ink splattering. To top off these beauties, I have added subtle bits of White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder. I just adore the Shabby Chic effect that was randomly created on these birds.


Lastly I altered some of my Prima Patterned Paper using the Flowers Stamp Set and some more White Opaque Embossing Powder from WOW. After creating my embossed image, I have sprayed the entire surface with water and then randomly added different shades of Perfect Pearls over the top. Of course the embossed area acted as a resist because I simply used water so I then was able to allow this to dry and it simply pooled into the non embossed areas like magic! I love how this turned out and it is such a pretty addition of sparkle to this shabby layout.



Next up is a layout of my beautiful girl Mia with her Breathtaking Beauty. Ok so I am a little biased LOL. I have used the Kaisercraft English Rose Collection along with some fabulous Chipboard pieces from A2Z Scraplets


This chipboard title received a coating of Brown ink followed by a layer of Clear Crackle Medium and then some more White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder. I just love this effect. It is so cool watching the powder melt into and around the cracks.


The Patterned Paper that I mounted these photos onto got a distressed look using the White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder.  


This beautiful birdie was a leftover from the above layout (A Birds Eye View). It fit in well with this layout and its Shabby Details.


This gorgeous A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Bird Cage looks fabulous with coats of White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder, Crackle Paint & Glimmer Mists.


And the last touch of WOW on this layout is the gorgeous added distressing of the Punch around the Page details.


This next layout is of "Just Me"and I have used the Follow Your Heart Collection Designed by Rhonna Farrar for My Minds Eye. This collection is an all time fave of mine and I simply adore how well the WOW Embossing Powder Colours worked with this layout.


I have chopped up a large sheet of Hexagons to use on this layout over the background features. The below one pictured here is coated with White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder.


The piece pictured below has been coated with a mixture of Bay Area Blue & Cotton Candy WOW Embossing Powders.


And lastly this piece was coated with Earthone Honey WOW Embossing Powders.


The Patterned Paper Mounting the photo was given a distressed edge look using Bright White Opaque WOW Embossing Powder.


This beautiful Ivory Fabric Flower also had a little touch of Bay Area Blue & Cotton Candy WOW Embossing Powders added to the edges of the petals. 


This next layout has some silly and crazy photos of myself and 2 very dear friends. We are all a little insane LOL. I have used the Boys Life Collection from Echo Park for this layout. Proving that not all boyish papers, etc have to be used for just boys.


Firstly for this layout, I have coated some fabulous Chipboard Stars from A2Z Scraplets with WOW Embossing Powders. Firstly I coated a few layers of Ultra High Copper, I then sprinkled some Bay Area Blue over the top before it dried and heated it again letting it melt together slightly.


Here you can see another star where I have used the same techniques above however for the second star pictured here, I have used the Ultra High Copper then added a layer of Cheesecloth before it dried and I have added a rough second layer of Ultra High Copper. After this step I have sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Chocolate Brown and allowd to dry.

The background also pictured here has had a Crafters Workshop Stencil that I sprayed with Dylusions Inks Sprays and after slightly twisting the stencil a little to the right, I have added a layer of Blueberry WOW Embossing Powder so the green looks like a shadow.


And last but not least, I have a grungey Mixed Media layout to share using WOW Embossing Powders alongside 7 Dots Studio Papers.


This fabulous title from A2Z Scraplets has had a coat of a mixture of WOW Embossing Powder Colours. The colours include Cable Car Red, Bay Area Blue & California Sunshine Regular. Both the Cable Car Red & The California Sunshine Powders are Transparent and not Opaque so they were really fun to melt with other colours and I just love the outcome!


The black tags used on this layout have also had the same mixture of WOW Embossing Powder Colours. I have used the Harlequinn Crafters Workshop Template for this effect.


WOW What a mammoth post! Thank you so much for reading and I hope I have inspired you to get your powders out and start melting! There are so many possibilities for using the WOW Embossing Powders and Stamp Sets on your layouts so try them out today!!

Until next time......Happy Scrapping!

Amy Prior xx

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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Let´s do an Ego Boost!!

Hi everyone!
Katarina here with a wonderful ego boost ;)
One of my absolutely best friends have a teenage daughter with lots of talent..  one of her strengths is to make draawings and paintings.. When I started this art journal I wanted to make her something special to encourage her to keep up her beautiful work.

Ive made a video during the process of making this art Journal to inspire you to use the wonderful WOW Embossing powders on your scrappages and altered art.


I really hope that you will enjoy and please let me know if you made your own artjournal decorated with embossing powders... would love to visit and see all the wonderul creations you make :)

If you want to make your entire artjournal from scratch, you can find a really useful bookbinding tutorial here.

Have a wonderful creative day!
//Katarina


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Tricia and The Powder Pixies are back!

Hi there, it's Tricia and the Powder Pixies! We are back with an amazing sampling of project to help get your creative juices flowing. To begin with, here is a wonderful layout created by Iris Uy using WOW ultra high gold and platinum embossing powders. See how she added embossed circles and gears to play up and emphasize the masculine feel of her layout?


Jenifer Cowles' project this month was a lovely layout featuring the: "Call Me" and the "It's a bird" stamp sets and Earthtone and Pepper embossing powders. She created her own patterned paper look  by using a background stamp behind her photo?

Design team member Jamie Cripps created a  fantastic 3 dimensional chandelier using Black Glint Embossing Glitter on a die cut Chandelier by Samantha Walker for Silhouette America. Below she has even been kind enough to share a tutorial with us as well! Take a look at the detailed instructions below for an inside look to her creative process.

Designer Tanisha Long created this stunning layout using the WOW Gratitude and Call Me Stamp Sets.
She also used Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter, Black Glint Embossing Glitter and Skyline Grey Puff powder to achieve her look. Look how the Glitters sparkle and add a perfect touch of sparkle to her design.
And finally for my project. For this layout I used both Clear and Silver embossing powders and the Gratitude stamp set. I embossed a corner of my paper with the clear embossing powder for added shine, then punched out all of the hearts on the layout. The jar and the line of hearts below the picture are embossed with the silver powder.
Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed the projects we have shared with you. Continue to come back daily for new projects and a constant stream of inspiration. Pin It Now!

A little bit of Vintage...

I'm going to get a reputation as a rebel on this blog, you see, this month is all about Vintage and Nature and using the foils... Well.......I didn't have the foils when I started this card, didn't fancy Nature, but really wanted to do Vintage...So 1 out of 3 isn't bad.
Start off with a folded piece of card stock to the finished size of your card, then make a layer slightly small than your card.
I've stamped flourishes in Bright White Powder, but, before I embossed, I "distressed" the powder by removing bits with a paintbrush, this gives a more Vintage feel to the card.

As with 99% of my cards, I have to add ribbon, I just love it, I can't help it, it's one of my weaknesses. Whilst teaching for WOW at the Hobby Craft Show in Birmingham, a question I got asked a lot is "can you emboss onto ribbon"? and the answer is YES !!! Just do tests on the ribbon you want to use and keep the heat gun moving, so as not to burn it. I've used Seam Binding for this one, but it also works on good quality Grosgrain.
Just lay your ribbon nice and flat, ink up your stamp, I've used the Brocade Background one, and press firmly against the ribbon, add your powder, I used Pepper, shake off the excess and heat.
Repeat the pattern along to the length you require.
Add a few pearls and a sentiment taken from the Everyday Sentiments Stamp Set, ohhh and a little bit of twine, lets not forget the twine !! and there you have it
Hugs
Marion xx Pin It Now!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Candy

Hello Wow fans!!! Benedicte here: today, I'd like to show you this simple technique that I love to create very original background. I use an embossing powder of any color I like - here Olive - on the entire stamp board - here the "Is it a bird" stamps. Then you just have to use it along with a few embellishments and to place your photo. And that's it, you've created a simple layout in a few minutes that matches the colors of your photos!

Talk to you soon :)
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Discovering foils

Hello, Doris here from cheappsychology.co.uk. I have had a wonderful time trying out the foils and making them work for me.

On this flower journal I used the bonding powder with WOW stamps to embellish the background of the front cover. The letters are created from carton. I stuck double sided tape on it before die cutting the letters. Then foiled the letters by dabbing parts of the sticky surface on the white foil and then the gold foil.
 
Then I started thinking about what else these foils might stick to. I had heard somebody say that they stick to laser printed images. My laser printer is dead so I could not test that, but I tried them on acrylic paints and that works astonishingly well. Dry acrylic paint and a bit of free form hard rubbing gives you an instant distressed look. I particular love using the white foil which has a matte finish for this - a great distressing tool! And it is permanent. See the dots on that back page? The are the negative of the dots on the front page. Do not throw away your used foils. You can rub off what is remaining on acrylic paint and get double the shape for your money!
Continuing to play, I tried the foils  together with painted die cuts. I made a sandwich - foil on top of die cut and  put them together in an embossing folder and rolled them through the die cutting machine. Voila: Another winner!! The flower on the journal is created with turquoise acrylic paint and gold foil.
I achieved some wonderful looks - even with the brighter 'in your face' foil colours. Gorgeous two tone shimmers, that would be difficult to achieve with anything else. Or the foil just settled in the lines to highlight the dry embossing. Impossible to achieve with anything else!
White foil on Wedgwood blue acrylic paint: 
Gold foil on brown acrylic paint:                   
Red foil on turquoise acrylic paint:                
Sparkly silver foil on red acrylic paint:           

Your turn now! Have a play!

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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Steampunk Art Canvas Flies With the help of Powder

I can't hide it even if I tried, my love for Steampunk art is pretty strong. The combination of vintage and industrial together is inspirational for me. Maybe it is the contrast or perhaps the dreamy nature of it, but Steampunk is pretty darn cool. Hi Everyone, Erika Taylor here today to share with you a Canvas I created using So of my favorite Wow Embossing Powders. The Gold Rich and Copper Embossing powders are perfect to distress gears with and I love mixing them together to create a really unique look.


I also used the Wow Clear Gloss Embossing powder on the butterfly and drizzled a little more of the Cooper powder on top. Love this butterfly!!!


The final project is filled with glimmer and whimsy and I really am a fan of how it turned out. The gears are perfect thanks to Wow Embossing Powders.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my Steampunk inspired Canvas using my favorite Wow Embossing Powders.

Until next time
Toodles Erika Taylor Pin It Now!