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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Mixed Media Tag by Susanne Rose


Hi everyone!

It's Susanne writing today and I'd like to share a mixed media tag with you. I used liquid watercolors together with the round mini Gelli Plate to create my background.

The "Hey little Flower" stamps add a lovely texture to my background together with the brand new "Banana Split" powder.


I pick some gelli prints and emboss the "Flights of Fancy" with "Primary Ebony" powder. 

 I paint the edges of my tag with a black Gelato.


The lovely hearts are created with the "Hearts" mould and a combination of WOW! Melt it Powder "Mint Macaroon" and "Under the Sea". I used some wool from my kids to finish the tag.


 The sentiment is from the brand new "Just Saying" stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Products from WOW! Embossing Powder:
Under the Sea Glitter
Banana Splilt
Mint Macaroon
Flights of Fancy
Just Saying 
Hey little Flower
Melt it Powder
Embossing Pad
Hearts Silicone Mould


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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Guest Design Team Post: Marsha Valk *GIVEAWAY CLOSED*




Hi there! 

My name is Marsha Valk and I’m honoured to be guest posting here today on the WOW! Embossing Powders Blog!

I have a mixed media art journal spread to share with you. It features some of my favourite embossing techniques, like using a stencil or a brayer to apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink to a page and then sprinkling on some embossing or bonding powder.

Here are the written steps to create the page, but I’ve also created a video for you, so you can see exactly what I did!



1.    Apply an acrylic paint to the paper with a brush or with your fingers.

2.    Stick a couple of the flowers of the Hey Little Flower (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set onto an acrylic block. Stamp it with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and then emboss it with Clear Gloss Regular.

3.    Apply paint over the embossed images, let it dry a little and then gently wipe the paint from the embossed flowers.

4.    Stamp flowers with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and then emboss it with Peppermint Tea. Repeat with Strawberry Sundae.


5.    Stencil a pattern along the edges of the page with acrylic paint.

6.    Use another stencil and apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink in some spots. Sprinkle Bonding Powder on top, heat it with a heat gun and then apply a small sheet of Ice Blue Fab Foil on top of the sticky Bonding Powder. Gently burnish and remove the Fab Foil sheet.

7.    Add another layer of paint on the page.

8.    Colour the insides of the flowers with watercolours.

























9.  Use a brayer to apply WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink to the page in some spots and sprinkle on some Embossing Glitter. Heat set. I used a mixture of powders that was leftover from another project.

10.  Use a cardboard tube to stamp WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink onto the page. Emboss with Opaque Bright White.


11.  Stamp words from the Just Saying (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set in the circles with a black permanent ink.

12.  Add marks and details with acrylic markers, add some depth with a watercolour pencil and finish the page by adding a quote or a lyric.



Happy embossing!

Marsha



Materials:
WOW! Embossing Powder:

Other:
Acrylic paint (Deco Art Americana: Baby Pink, Dragon Fruit, Foliage Green, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Indian Turquoise, Sea Aqua, Snow (Titanium) White, Wisteria)
Stencils (Carabelle Studio: Etoiles et carr├ęs, Petits et Grands Triangles)
Permanent ink (Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black)
Paint markers (Posca, Derwent Graphik Line Painter)
Watercolour pencil (Stabilo All)
Watercolours
Brayer
Cosmetic sponge
Bone folder

Edit from Tania: I adore the colours that Marsha has used and that she has used so many different techniques. I love that she used the Hey Little Flower and Just Saying stampsets in an art journal layout which makes my mixed media and colourful heart very happy! <3

Thank you for joining us on the blog and for doing our products justice beautifully! Be sure to visit Marsha on her own blog too :)

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Leave us a comment showing Marsha some love and what you loved most about her art journal page and we will select a winner to receive a set of all WOW products used in this post! The winner will be announced on the 1st of August :D

Good luck lovely people!

Tania xx


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Sunday, 24 July 2016

Favourite Embossing Techniques Video Tutorial


Hey lovely WOW fans!

It's Fran here with today's embossing inspiration and I have a texture rich Birthday card to share with you. Plus a start to finish video tutorial which encompasses some of my favourite quick and easy embossing techniques.


I created the card's background using the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing ink pad along with a selection of gorgeous blue hued embossing powders.


And I give you a few ideas for pimping up your embellishments!



As you can see you can create some fabulous effects and textures with embossing powder which are great for all your projects.





I hope the tutorial has inspired you to have a play with your embossing supplies. Enjoy!






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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Double Embossing Tutorial a favorite technique

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you my favorite technique using embossing powders. It is double embossing and you can make this using regular card stock or glossy card stock but I prefer the glossy card stock because it enhances the shininess of the powder. Take a look at my card.


I created this using the stamp set Mariposas created by Maya Isaksson and the stamp set Just Saying created by Marion Emberson. But let me tell you how you can make this fun technique.

1. Cut a piece of glossy card stock and ink it very well with WOW Embossing Pad.
2. Cover the entire piece with your favorite color of WOW Embossing Powder. I used the new color Banana Split WOW Embossing Powder for my sample.
3. Melt the powder with your WOW Heat Tool.
4. If you consider it necessary, repeat the process to enhance the color.

5. Ink your stamp with WOW Embossing Pad and stamp it over the embossed piece of card stock.
6. Cover the stamped image with a second color of WOW Embossing Powder. In my sample I used Florida Sunset WOW Embossing Powder.

7. Remove the excess and melt the powder with the WOW Heat Tool.
8. With this technique you can create background or single stamped images. I wanted a single image and I decided to cut this with my scissors.

To finalize the card, I create a card base using very vanilla card stock and a second layer that I cut using a cross stitched oval. I stamped over this oval two words included on the stamp set Just Saying. For this I used WOW Embossing Pad and Earthtone Grape WOW Embossing Powder. Also, I inked the frame of the oval using the die cut as mat.


I added a tiny butterfly that I cut with a punch on the top using a left over of the first layer of my embossing piece.

Easy and beautiful, don't you think?

I hope my project inspiring you to create and use your WOW Embossing Powders and try the new colors, they are simply gorgeous and perfect for this season.

See you soon!


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Saturday, 16 July 2016

A Summery Make



Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're all well. So, it's been that fun time of the month where I get to create my project for the WOW! Blog. This month's theme was our favourite embossing technique and I went for coloured vellum. I love it as its so pretty and yet so simple!


I started by stamping the Secret Garden stamp with a Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad on white vellum. I then used Opaque Bright White embossing powder over the top then melted with a heat tool. I then turned the vullum over and coloured the back of the flowers with ProMarkers.


I then layered the vellum on white card to really show off the colours and used the Just Saying stamp embossed with Pink Lady opaque powder for the sentiment.  I added a pretty organza bow and placed a small button in the centre that has been embossed with Mermaids Tails Embossing Glitter.

I can't wait to see what you all create this month, enjoy!

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Embossing

Hello, this is Laurence to show you my favourite technique or more exactly 2 techniques I love using with embossing powder. I created my background with pigmenst  diluted with water in a spray bottle. I used the two triangles stamps from the "Let it snow" sheet and heat embossed them with WOW opaque bright white powder.

 I worked on a separate sheet of paper and used a knife to apply randomly acrylic paint. When still wet I sprinkled some WOW peppermint tea and heat embossed it.

 


I cut out some triangles and glued them on my background. It is a very easy technique with random results. The title is heat embossed with WOW metallic brass

 

Inside I have organized all my embossing powders to see exactly which one to use on my project.


Material
Wow embossing pad
WOW stamp Let it snow
WOW Peppermint tea
WOW opaque bright white
WOW metallic brass
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tutorial - Oriental mixed media card

Hello!
Victoria is on the blog today. Is your July warm and sunny? Have you gone on vacation already? I am dreaming of a journey to Oriental countries. The chic and vibrant colors of Oriental art inspired me to create this card for our July challenge "Favourite Embossing Technique" (I used two - resist effect and embossing on texture paste).
You can see video tutorial from start to finish below.


See few close ups if you want to have a closer look at the card.
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Friday, 1 July 2016

July Challenge and Winner for May! Plus News and Video Tutorials.


Hi Everyone!

Ermgard! It’s July already :o

The weather has been very gray and miserable here at WOW HQ in the UK, I hope that it is a bit brighter and warmer where you guys are! (and can you send some sunshine our way please thankyouverymuch! hehe!)



This month, the newest embossing powders and stamps are now available on our websites: UK shop and US shops. Be sure to visit our website for more info!

Also this month we have Marion on our Youtube channel sharing ideas and new techniques on how to use our products, be sure to check them out:

WOW Technique Video: Multi-Colour Melt It

WOW Technique Video: White Out Resist

We also have a free project download by Marion which you can get by clicking on the image below:

Spot On Card by Marion Emberson
Thank you to everyone who took part in the WOW Design Team Blog Hop and in the Monthly challenge :D

For this month, we have challenged the team to share their "Favourite Embossing Technique" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using Mr Linky below! We will also have another Guest Designer join us on the blog at the end of the month, so keep your peepers peeled for that post!

The randomly selected winner from Riikka Kovasin’s guest post is: Cheremane Smith!

The winner for June’s challenge is: SuperStick Chick and you can check out her sweet winning entry here.

Please email tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your contact details (and a telephone number) and we’ll send over your prize pack as soon as we can! Congrats :) 

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to sure the hashtag #wowembossing or #wowembossingpowder or tag us (use @wowembossing )  in your photos to help us find you easily. Who knows, your project might even get shared on our Social Media Pages!

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.

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.

Please don't link old blog posts to get more entries in the challenge, anything more than a month old will not be included in the draw. Thank you for understanding!

Happy Embossing and have a great day guys J Your comments really do brighten my day <3

Tania x


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