I had this box of light bulbs staring at me for some time now. I rescued them, they are the (now) old fashioned shapes which are no longer being produced because they are not energy saving. And then I had all these new embossing powders WOW has just come out with. I was itching to use them so I rebelled and did not go with this month colours. Because……
Glitter + light bulbs= tree baubles!!
I have tried embossing on glass before, but had trouble getting the embossing ink on evenly, especially when the shape was not straight. On my table sat a can of spray glue and I decided to spray my light bulb all over and it worked a treat – very even coverage (even on my floor until I used my bin as a spray booth)
Glitter+glue spray+light bulbs=quick ‘n easy baubles!!
I decided to do several light coatings and that worked great. Every embossing powder I tried performed well and looked stunning. In the pictures I used the new Dessert Sand set (gorgeous!!!)
I decided to add some string but could also have used wool or wire. The perfect way to re-cycle used or unusable light bulbs. Very green!!!!
On a trip to America I scored several boxes of clear glass ornaments. Guess what is going to happen to them now??!
It was going to be a raven initially but as that was not coming out of my pen, I decided to go for a more arty bird (nice cop out for the challenged drawer!)
And here he is, added to the mix
I feel something hanging off the giraffes neck coming on next!
I have had my own rendition of the ‘Bremer Stadtmusikanten’ on my mind for some time. I have started with the first two animals. The combination of a giraffe and a pig was obvious!
I will be adding more animals as they come to me
Sitting in my super comfortable bed in Dubai and am playing with my apps. Drew the fish first
Then added a crown from graphicsfairy
And then I tried out some backgrounds and frames
What is your favorite technique Simon Says Stamp and Show asks. Well heat embossing obviously!!! Only need to look at my blog and it becomes very clear.
Any artist or crafter I know loves the blue enameled house numbers. A lot of people refer to them as French house numbers, but in German villages you can still find the old enameled house numbers and street names too (rather than the cheaper looking new version)
I have created this house number with my favourite blue WOW embossing powder Primary Lagoon. I cut the number and frame out with a cutting machine then covered the background with two layers of Primary Lagoon. The frame and numbers were covered in two layers of white embossing powder.
I glued the number and frame to the blue background. It can sometimes be tricky to glue onto an embossed surface as it become non-porous. You can use specialist glues for non porous surfaces. I found, that a mixture of your normal crafting glue and book binding glue works very well. I use a mix of 1:1.
To finish off, I unified the two elements by coating them in 2 layers of clear embossing powder and added four brads I had laying around. Et voila! Pretty realistic looking.
This was a pretty easy project thanks to my Silhouette and extensive range of WOW embossing powders. I gave the box a coat of turquoise acrylic paint and aged it with my gorgeous new Pan Pastels.
The words and the moth were created on my Silhouette and embossed with Brass Regular and glued to the box. Might do some more lettering …..just plain run out of time to give my tiger moth all its latin names.
I saw the idea somewhere and recreated it without the need to buy expensive stickers and boxes. Gotta love the versatility of embossing!!