Category Archives: Baked Texture embossing powder

Winter friends artist trading coins

Following on from yesterday I have the coins I made from the same masterboard…

So I cut the three coins and then added some book paper to each of them.

Next I stamped and coloured the Winter Friends wolf.

I stamped an extra one just in case I messed up… and I did… phew! I fussy cut them out. Next I added some baked texture embossing powder for added texture and shine.

Finished off with a stamped sentiment. Very cute I think!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Rebecca’s circle journal

Today I have something different… a big departure from all the Christmas crafting… my art journal spread in Rebecca’s circle journal.

This is actually the front and back of the spread… so when it is in the journal they are two separate pages…

I used the handmade paper I bought in York for the background and then added panels on top with black gesso and some other papers.

I still kept to the colour scheme with teals/blues and lines/greens. But took different tones for both of the pages.

On the inside I took another approach… but that will have to wait for another day! And if you want to know how it came together… I videoed it here.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Autumn bunting #31productchallenge

I have another project that I’ve been working on over the past few days as part of the #31productchallenge over on Instagram. It is the bunting swap for UK stampers and this month the theme is autumn.

I started with a base of distress oxides, stamping and baked texture embossing folder and added some washi tape before my product for day 21… thread… with some sewing on the machine to add texture.

The next one for day 22 was using chalk pastel for colouring in the focal image. I so rarely use these so it was good to pull them out to do something different.

And day 23 was the turn of gildin g wax/treasure gold in ruby to add to the edge of the bunting and the focal image.

I love the lustre of this. So cool.

And day 24 … stickles!

So this is the final piece…

I love the colours, texture and layers on this… hope the recipient does too.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Circle journal 4… teal and lime

So the circle journal group is off and running for another year and this time the challenge was to choose the colours you want to use and then only use those colours with neutrals for each page you complete.

I chose Teal and Lime as my combo and here is the journal I made…

As I handmade my journal and have bound it with book rings it should be easy for people to complete their pages out of the book and then rebind it before passing it on.

I had lots of fun making my journal covers with the limited colour palette…

And using different materials and textures to create the journal!

Looking forward to this colour challenge over the full year and how I can vary it from one page to another.

The covers I kept to the black gesso as the consistent element to help cover the greyboard I had used as the cover substrate.

The feather part I probably worked longest on but decided it was too delicate as an outside cover so ended up with it as an inside page.

I started with a few stencils and modelling paste and then once dry I added black gesso as the base. Then I layered up colours with a mix of paints … art alchemy, fresco finish paint, and Dylusions.

Then once I was happy with the background I started cutting small pieces of different patterned papers in teal, turquoise and lime greens. I stuck these to a feather template I had made and created the feather.

I gave it a coat of versamark and clear embossing powder to add texture and give strength and then adhered it to the background.

Love all the different colours I got in my covers whilst remaining true to the original colour choice.

Love how these little snippets work together in this collage too.

Looking forward to working in the next circle journal I get too… and seeing how I use these colours again!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

More coins …

So after blogging about the coins I made last night I had a realisation … the swap was to send the three coins to the same person … And I had made three the same (very very very similar!) So I needed to make a few more so that the recipient had a set of similar but not the same coins!

So I made three more … because yes I didn’t think that I only needed 2 and 1 original! Doh! (Little note to explain I’m not feeling 100% at the moment and hence the complete lack of brains!).

I kept to the same idea and colours and to the same stamp company although I did switch sets of stamps… but all were the Badass artchick ones! And I kept to the faces as the images.

I realised whilst making them I would only need two so I reserved the other for another project I will share on another day.

So the good news from this blog post … I realised before it was too late and could correct my mistake… I have two coins for trading which aren’t already destined for a partner … So if you fancy a trade let me know… the third coin worked perfectly for the other project I have coming up… And I can enter thePaperartsy blog challenge again!

So even massive brain fog issues can result in good news! Ha ha ha!

Happy crafting!

Catherine (sloping off to bed to rest the brain cell now x)

More face artist trading coin swaps

I got busy in the crafy room last night… this time I made these for the UK stampers forum swap but kept with the Lets face it theme for the group I organise…

I decided to create a really textural and organic background so after adding distress oxides in picked raspberry and shaded lilac i added splatters and streaks of distress resist and then added two different embossing powders … one of which is the baked texture ones by Seth Apter which creates a really cool texture.

Then I stamped and coloured the Badass artchick girl image using the same distress oxides and some sparks paint. I fussy cut her out and then glued her to the coin.

I kept with the same idea as last time of using shrink plastic to create the sentiment which meant I could stamp a sentiment that would ordinarily be too big for a coin … this time I used the clear plastic.

Love how these came out and how different they are to the other coins I made last week even though they have the same theme.

So these are for a swap but also entering them into the current Paperartsy challengewhich is AT Coins… And I was really honoured that some of my coins were chosen as inspiration on the blog post. (Feeling special!). I’ve been enjoying all the DT posts so far… especially love Helen Chilton’s project with all the Lynne Perella images. So cool… And perfect inspiration for the Lets face it theme!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Alcohol lift-ink experiments

I’ve got the new alcohol lift-ink from Ranger and made a rather lengthy experiment video … here it is!

And here are the two cards I made by the end of the video…

Both rather difficult to photograph … but hopefully you can see what I made…

Love the lift-ink… think it opens up so many more options with alcohol ink backgrounds and of course with multicoloured stamping. Very very happy with my playtime.

Will share, of course, the other experimental pieces once they get made into something.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Inchies … using up gelli prints

This month’s inchies I used up a random gelli print as the background and mounted it onto the mountboard and then cut it into the 1″ squares.

Next I stamped and embossed with the Seth Apter Patina Oxide embossing powder a text circle from Finnabair. I then decided to edge all of them with the same powder.

Then I needed a bright contrast for the focal and chose to punch the butterflies from paper and spray it with Distress stain in picked raspberry. Then I stamped using distress oxides on the top and this gave a variance in the colour and on some the text is visible (but not on all). I mounted them and added a gem to finish off.

Love these grungey and funky inchies.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Rebecca’s envelope journal continued

So continuing from yesterday’s art journal page I have one of the other pieces I made which is for the back of the piece…

The rule that Rebecca had was that I should choose colours in opposition to the page before it … well I had navy and black on the page before and so I went orange and brown for my page to face.

I actually painted this onto a separate piece of patterned paper and stuck it to the page afterwards (which I had edged in black gesso).

The page itself has lots of layers of fresco finish paints … buff, mahogany, cheesecake, autumn fire and mermaid to name but a few! It then has stamping in archival and distress oxides and some embossing with clear emboss. The main image is the Darcy seed flower which I stamped in versamark and then used the Seth Apter baked texture embossing powder. I also added shading to it with a big brush pen and some white highlights using a white paint sharpie.

The bottom of the page I added two layers of the baked texture embossing powder and one of the clear emboss to create some ground.

I then added the Tim Holtz stickers that spoke to me.

Using some masterboard pieces

When I got some new stash I had a play on camera and made this masterboard using the Seth Apter paints and embossing powders…

Well I finally got around to using some it.

I made a couple of cards using it and some other bits and pieces from the stash…

Card one features a butterfly stamped and embossed using the same Seth Apter embossing powders and a little tag and doily added for more texture and to make it very pretty!

Card 2 has a very very very embossed heart die cut on it and a black circle for contrast.

Absolutely adore the layers in the embossed heart. So scrummy!

So there is still some masterboard to use up but here are two of the finished pieces at least!

Happy crafting!

Catherine