I have been a bit remiss in not blogging as regularly as I'd like but have actually scanned some of the samples which I made for the recent demonstration days so should have a few things to show you. I was demonstrating just some of the uses for embossing powders both ultra thick and the normal kind. I wasn't able to get into using the Melt Pot though because they don't actually stock that item so restricted my demonstrations to just using the heat gun. I was also asked to show some ways of using Distress inks so you can imagine that my hands got somewhat 'coloured' throughout the day - thank goodness for baby wipes and kitchen roll - no way I could escape to join a queue for the 'facilities' to wash hands!! I had made some card samples and also decorated the covers of a few purchased sketch books. This one which is roughly A5 size had quite a large 'tile' cut out from offcuts of mountboard, sponged with Distress inks, overstamped with a bird cage stamp and some swirls around the edges. Three layers of ultra thick powder were melted onto this to give a lovely enamelled effect. The background was a piece of card sponged with Distress inks in the same colours; Some more of the inks sponged through stencils; overstamped with swirls and a bird; then some texture medium applied through a mask in areas to give it texture. The wording was produced on the computer to fit into a die cut bookplate which I'd also coloured and heat embossed with three layers.
Stamps used - from Chocolate Baroque
Stencils /Masks - Tim Holtz and Special Touch
Distress inks pads - Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and Seedless Preserve
Bookplate - from Tim Holtz die (large tag with two bookplates)