Simon Says Monday: Texture
Sweet Stampin: Things with Wings
Die Cut Divas: Critters

One of my difficulties while creating is knowing when to stop. This could be one of those times I went too far. This started out as a piece of gold shiny sticker maker. Added versa mark to the edges then heat set aged black embossing enamel. Then added white stencil gel through gear stencil along the top. Used wall paper tape with heat set white chunky white deep impression embossing enamel that holds the bottom spot and cut a heart from scrape piece of this process and adhered with glue dots. My oval scalloped piece is a leftover from playing with glitter flakes, that has a fun foam backing cut with same die. The elk and butterflies both came out of the stash box. The elk was printed first then cut. I added clear embossing powder to the horns to make them shine. The butterflies were the cutouts when making a stencil of clear poly and I colored them with black sharpie and adhered with glue. Tags are Silhouette cut and birthday one is stamped with black ink. Added water color and both white and black gel pens. The gear is heat set in black embossing and attached with brad. String for tag is wrapped around gear. Used the sticky backing of the gold to adhere the whole thing to a white cs base.

Tip: Heat setting anything with sticker paper backing is very tricky. I have found if I start heating from the back just to warm everything up, not necessarily getting the enamel to flow. Then switch the heat to the front and keep the gun moving around and up and down the magic happens with limited bubbling of the base material. The enamels require less heat then traditional embossing powders plus you really don’t want to over heat them because then you lose most of their dimension. Diffidently something you will want to practice and play with before attempting on the final project.

8 thoughts on “Texture”

  1. Awesome textures indeed, and it is like a birthday party is happening there!! 🙂 Thanks for linking up to our April challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

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  2. WOW! This definitely has texture. So many cool things going on. The elk is awesome. I love the way you attached the birthday tag with the gear. I’m glad to be getting your posts again.

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  3. LOL, Bonnie, never too much on your mixed media cards. So many textures and layers I’m going back to re read your description. WOW to you!!

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  4. Ooh that is gorgeous Bonnie! Such a beautiful creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin’ for our ‘Things with Wings’ challenge. Such a lush and elegant entry! Come and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin’ DT

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