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Raw chipboard, enamel powders and gels, UV resin...so much to play with, so little craft space! (My family would be rolling their eyes right now. One of the blessings of our last move: craft ROOM. Stop by at the end of the month to see it!)
Anyhoo, it's been dreary around here, and I've been thinking about warmer weather and beaches, so here's another project using that image, but more importantly using some of the great products from Globecraft & Piccolo!
You know I love using embossing powders. Enamel powders are basically chunky e.p. sometimes mixed with other colors, glitter or super fine micas.
These powders are truly gorgeous! They are fun to use and add great texture and interest to your projects. My first post is a tutorial on how to make this simple 2 color ombre frame that I used on the above card.
To see the tutorial,
A couple of things I learned while working on this project...
Don't squeeze the Enamel fluid bottle too hard...the lid will pop off and you will end up with a puddle on your craft mat that will work it's way towards the edge of the workbench while you frantically try to move everything out of its way, just in case you can't grab a towel in time to stop it...yep.
(Obviously, it wasn't moving too quickly...I was able to snap a picture! lol)
If I had been able to get a better picture of the whole card (
still working on that got it!), you would be able to see my fingerprint on the frame...don't touch the enamel right after you melt it. It's hot and soft.
Even with my mishaps, I am pretty tickled with the way it all turned out. It's been forever since I've made a shaker card. (not sure I've actually EVER made one...) Foam tape around the edges, a little leftover Christmas snow, topped with another scrap of acetate...and it's a shaker!
Besides the Enamel Powders, I have a few of the gels and one of the Mini Steampunk Airships (I can't wait to start working on this!), and a few more fun things. Lots of projects in the pipeline!
Well, I think I have rambled enough today. Be sure to stop by the G&P blog to see the other great projects!
Open-Minded Crafting #1 - Use New Toys/Technique - using Globecraft&Piccolo enamel powders
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