Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Using Embossing Powders - Nikki K

Morning everyone,

This week is 'Using Embossing Powder's week, and I have used a Tando MDF Media board for my project.

I painted the board in 'Timeless' chalk paint, and whilst still wet, sprinkled Aged Ivory Embossing enamel into the paint.  I think this might be a new technique, and it works if you are careful with the heating, it doesn't burn the paint.  Although you might want a window open, it was a bit wiffy!  It gave a lovely background finish as well.

On top of this I used a Steampunk text stamp, and embossed in gold.  Over that I added a Distressed Sequin waste stencil, and embossed the Ivory again.  Taking a Tando mini heart, I triple embossed the Aged Ivory (just emboss over the top of it 3 times).  Whilst still wet I used  'Steam Pumpkin' stamp but only used the cogs from it, to press into the powder. 

I then had a dilemma, I couldn't find any wings in the house...  so took a Tando mini angel, and cut her wings off! (Mwahahaha)..  I embossed them in the fine gold, and added to the top of the heart.  Next comes a Prima watch fob embellishment from my stash, which I added an image to, and covered in clear embossing powder. 

To build up my hanging, I painted two Tando cogs in a very simple rust, just two colours, Raw Umber and Cadmium Orange Hue.  A piece of gold net ribbon was added, and some holes to the MDF with my Cropodile, it cuts through easily.  I threaded gold jewellery wire and a couple of beads and made a spiral round a paintbrush to hang the piece.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

Best Wishes,

Nikki K. xx

Products Used:
From Tando: 
Tando Creative:  MDF Media Boards, Mini Hearts, Mini Angel, Cogs.
DecoArt Media: Raw Umber, Cadmium Orange Hue.

Stampendous: Steam Pumpkin stamp, Aged Ivory Embossing Enamel.
Wow:  Fine Gold Embossing Powder.
Prima - Watch embellishment.
Tim Holtz - Ancestors paper doll.


whyducks said...

Fabulous work

Theresa Pace said...

so many different techniques using the same product. great mak xx

Fergus Fisher said...

That looks really great. You've given me some ideas there. X

Brenda Brown said...

So happy I got to see this irl, it's beautiful Nikki xxx