Over at VivaLasVegaStamps!, we are having a bloghop together with WOW Embossing powders, isn't that exciting...
I have made two projects and the first one is an art journal page:
I started by painting this piece of paper, which I ripped out of one of my journals and actually quite liked the torn holes..., with Gesso.
I then used Fresco Paint from PaperArtsy in the colour Pumpkin Soup. This paint is very translucent and I lightly brushed it over the gesso and then took a baby wipe and wiped it away here and there so you get this worn look.
Next I used a stencil, an embossing ink in a dauber and WOW embossing powder. The dots at the edge of the paper are Black Glint, the next ones are made with a mix of the Black Glint and Metallic Copper. I then moved on the the ones towards the middle of the page and they are done with Metallic Copper on it's own. The last embossing was done with the eraser of a pencil a VersaMark Pad and Earthtone Honey powder.
The Earthtone powder is almost the same colour as the background.
Next I took a black fine liner pen and doodled around all the dots. I also took my Archival Ink Pad along the edge of the paper and in places on the paper. This all adds texture and interest. I also did a little bit of background stamping, not too much as there was already loads going on.
Next I stamped the girl on white card stock and coloured her with Copic Markers, cut her out and adhered her to the page. I then used bits of another stamp to make the sentiment. ( A complete list of stamps will be at the bottom of this post). I used the same paint to go around the edges of the sentiment and doodled around them. Lastly I stamped the staples.
Here is a detail picture of the embossing..
I have used the following embossing powders from WOW:
Black Glint WS28R
Metallic Copper WC02R
Earthtone Honey WJ02R
I have used the following stamps all by VivaLasVegaStamps! of course:
2411 Lady Swimsuit back
The second project I did was a postcard and this is it :
I painted the postcard with 2 shades of pink and a white Fresco paint. I then took a Tim Holtz stencil and put it onto my card and dabbed it with a Versamark Ink pad. I sprinkled WOW pink and pink glitter embossing powder on it. I melted that and was quite pleased by how this turned out. I also stamped the Grunge 5 with VersaMark en embossed it with WOW Bright White embossing powder. Next I stamped the background randomly and took my black Archival pad along the edged of the card. (A list of stamps and embossing powder I used is at the bottom of this post.) Then I stamped the girl, coloured her and cut her out. I also stamped the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas in pink, blue, yellow and also black ink. Then I cut and pasted until it looked somewhat like the real thing. I could also have masked and stamped but I guess I am lazy ! I put a layer of glossy accents over it to make it look a bit better as I didn't really like how this turned out.
I used it anyway and all in all I think my postcard turned out OK.
Here is a detail of all that lovely sparkle from the glitter embossing powder.
I used the following stamps:
9335 Showgirl Arms Large
10644 Welcome to Fabulous
19569 Mesh Texture
19566 Bubble Wrap texture
19456 Grunge 5
19416 Waybill/Invoice Background
And the WOW powders:
Princess Pink WS36R
Fluorescent Tickled Pink WR10R
Opaque Bright White WL01R
Thank you so much for stopping by today !