French faux enamel house number

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.

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2 thoughts on “French faux enamel house number

  1. smouwen says:

    Very cool idea! Love those enameled house numbers too! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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