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Using Those Extra-Big Chunky Embossing Powders

by Jill Jacobsen

Achieve Beautiful Creaminess, or leave as a rough texture.

Directions or more photos

Directions or more photos

Use to create unusual finishes and antiquing effects. Directions or more photos




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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

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Also called Embossing Powder "puddling", Embossing Powder Splash is a lot of fun. The first metallic directions are created by Jill Jacobsen. The second example is by Linda Loew, showing how to use Clear or other colors of EP to obtain a different look using the same technique.

1. Take a small piece of Reynold's wrap release aluminum foil  and sprinkle a healthy amount of detail embossing powder onto it.


2. Carefully pick up foil and heat from underneath with a heat gun until all powder has melted.


3. Allow powder to cool, but don't allow it to get cold before moving onto the next step.
4. Slowly pull foil away (no need to tear it), from melted embossing powder until you have removed the enitre melted puddle of embossing powder in one whole piece.
5. Take a piece of card stock you want your impression on and place the melted powder on it. No adhesives are needed for this step.


6. Take the stamp that you want to press into the melted powder and ink it with Versamark ink. This will keep the stamp from sticking to the embossing powder.
7. Heat the piece of melted powder until it is molten again. At this point the powder will stray from it's original puddle and make a very unique new "splash"


8. Immediately...without any hesitation, press you inked stamp into the hot embossing powder.
9. To add color, dip your fine tipped paint brush into pearl-ex mica pigment powder and color onto the stamped impression.
10. Attach the new piece onto your background card stock and finish card.
11. If your piece has cooled and buckled, turn it over and warm it by heating it with your heat gun. Keep the heat gun moving back and forth so that you don't melt the powder. You'll see the paper unbuckle.

 Using clear EP and glitters (or even other semi-transparent EPs and mica powders), Linda Loew takes the Splash a notch further:

 

Directions for Linda's card may be viewed in our T&T Gallery here.

More Samples:




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3016 E College Ave
Ruskin, Fl. 33570
Toll Free: (888) 901-9173
www.sparklensprinkle.com
e-mail: margaret@sparklensprinkle.com

 


Embossing Powders &  Stencils by April Williams

Supplies needed:

  1. white or cream card stock
  2. stencils brass or plastic -- I used plastic
  3. ink sprays
  4. Versa Mark ink pad
  5. sponge
  6. glittery embossing powders
  7. water spritzer
  8. paper towel
  9. embossing buddy
  10. heat tool

Spray your card stock with several colors.

Spritz some water over the colors to blend a little more.

Blot card stock with a paper towel, lay a stencil over the card stock and spray a color over the stencil. I used a white pearl on this one to give a subtle look.

Continue to lay stencils over the card stock and spray different colors, some dark and some light.

Now use the embossing buddy to swipe over the card stock. this will  keep the embossing powder from sticking where you do not want it!

Now lay a stencil over your background and sponge Versa Mark ink over the openings of the stencil.

Add embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Keep doing this as much or as little as you want. Now you have a neat and shimmery background.

Here are some others I made. I chose the last one to use on my card above.

 

Sparkle n Sprinkle supplies used:

  1. Cerulean Star embossing powder EP433
  2. Glisten embossing powder EP135
  3. Jasmine stamp 1677-330K

 

Website: http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

Blog: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/

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Copyright Notice: All text and images are copyrighted and
held by each individual person who created the text and/or created the
image(s).

NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be
distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first
obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Margaret Myers

3016 E College Ave

Ruskin, FL 33570

Phone: 888-901-9173

E-Mail: 
Margaret@sparklensprinkle.com


Embossing Powders with Alcohol Markers

By Julie Zippel

     Alcohol and solvent-based markers (such as Copics, ShinHan, Spectrum Noir, Prismacolor are a favorite coloring medium for many artists.  Have you been told that you shouldn’t use alcohol markers with embossing powder?  Well - let’s set the record straight!  Alcohol Markers can react with embossing powders – often making it look like the heated power has melted further or even disappeared where the alcohol marker has touched it.  But if you love the look of your alcohol markers and you love embossing powders as much as we do, have no fear – You CAN still use the two together for an awesome look! 

A stamp positioner is needed for this technique.  You can use a “table top” type model like shown here; where your paper is taped to the small table surface (this will give you the best result and works best for detailed images).  But, you can also use the handheld type where you have a small plastic or acrylic “L” shaped piece and a coordinating clear sheet to position your image.  You will just need to take a little more care in lining up your final image.

Here are the step by step instructions:

1. Stamp your image with the ink you typically use with alcohol markers (Memento ink was used here).  If you have a lighter color of that brand of ink, you may want to use that so there’s less of a chance of it showing in the next step (tans, greys, pastels, etc. work well).  The lighter ink is not necessary though.


2. Color your image as usual using your alcohol markers.


3. Give the colored image a little time to dry completely, particularly if you’ve done a lot of shading.  Then, rub an antistatic bag all over the image.


4. Ink your stamp with Versamark or pigment ink. Using your stamp positioner to guide, stamp over top of the original image.


5. Pour on embossing powder and tap off excess.  Heat to melt and see your image pop! (This embossed image on top of the light-colored image, "covers up" the original outlines of the stamp image).


The amazing difference between the unembossed image and the embossed image is that the latter becomes bold, dimensional, and in this case – sparkly!  With a broad range of embossing powders to choose from, a variety of looks can be achieved with your alcohol markers & embossing powders. Check out the final card:


 

Here are some other examples of images that combine alcohol markers and embossing powder (click on the thumbnails at the bottom of this tutorial for card instructions)

  

More examples:

   





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Sparkle N Sprinkle

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stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173

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Faux Montage Style Embossing Powder Splatter

by Eret Pank

1. Put some Versamark ink to the scrap piece of paper.


2. Pour small amount of embossing powder on top of inked paper.


3. Rub EP with your finger in Versamark ink until EP forms clumps.


4. Use tip of the small paintbrush to lift EP clumps to your project and heat with heat gun underneath the paper.


5. You’re done! Have fun!


PS! Don’t throw away rest of the EP clumps. Let them dry overnight, smash the clumps with fingers and you can pour the powder back in to the EP container.

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Click images for instructions and products for the above samples.




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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

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Painting With Embossing Powders 


Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Swipe the Static Free Bag across cardstock.  Stamp the image using a clear embossing ink. *Solid images and medium to large printed words, phrases and verses work the best, although any image can be used.
  2. Apply the embossing powders over the stamped area one at a time. Use a small spoon if you want more control over where the powder goes. Otherwise, you may use it from the jar.
  3. Apply the powder in any pattern desired.
  4. After applying the first powder, flit cardstock over to dump excess embossing powder. **When you do this, be careful not to get it on the moistened area of the image where you want other colors.
  5. Apply the next color in the same manner.
  6. Continue to add embossing powders one at a time until the image is completely covered.
  7. Before heat setting the image, completely cover the image with the darkest embossing powder that you are using and tap off the excess. This is to ensure complete coverage and gives a natural transition from one color to another.
  8. Heat set the entire image.


Samples (click image to see full size card and details):  

         


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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940

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Embossing Paste and Embossing Powders

by Anne Temple

shown on a Spinner Card


Anne here with a new post for you, plus a tutorial on combining embossing paste and embossing powder.  When I first saw the new Crystal Medallion rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle, it reminded me of a kaleidoscope.  That thought process led me to create this Penny Spinner card.  (You can find the technique here).  This is a very photo intensive post, so grab a drink, sit back, and I hope you enjoy (and maybe learn a new technique along the way).

I stared off by stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers.  I picked my colors by random and just started coloring various sections.  Next, I covered it with Super Adhesive Sheet and fussy cut out both layers.  Once it was fussy cut, I peeled off the backing from the Super Adhesive Sheet and covered the entire area with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.  This gave each individual color of my kaleidoscope lots of shimmer.

Following the directions in the tutorial, I stamped my sentiment into the punched area using VersaMark and heat setting with Gold Coastembossing powder.  The top panel was liberally spritzed with Dylusions Ink Spray (London Blue) and pop dotted above the panel cut to the same size as the top panel.  (This white cardstock panel is where you stamp your sentiment.)

 

To create the corner piece, I started out with white cardstock.  I adhered a Dreamweavers metal stencil to the cardstock and applied embossing paste over it.  While the embossing paste was still wet, I covered it with Gold Coast embossing powder.  I set this aside to dry completely (over night) before I heat set the embossing powder with a heat gun.  Once it was dry and the embossing powder was heat set, I spritzed this with more London Blue.  The cool thing about this embossing paste/embossing powder combo is that it acts like a resist.  So, once I was happy with the coverage on my spritzing, I took a paper towel and wiped off the excess ink from the raised image.  Since I wanted it at an angle, I fussy cut out the design and adhered it to my focal panel with my Crystal Medallion spinner.

Since embossing paste and stencils are making a comeback at the moment, I thought I'd create a tutorial for this embossing paste/embossing powder technique.

To get started, you'll need to gather the following supplies: embossing paste, spatula (or a used hotel key card), brass or plastic stencil, cardstock, removable tape, embossing powder, and a container of warm, soapy water.  Once you begin, you'll need to work relatively fast, so have everything ready ahead of time.

You want to start off by taping down your cardstock to your craft mat.  Lay the brass stencil on top of the cardstock in the position you'd like.  Then I tape off all four edges, so everything stays secure.  You don't want the stencil to shift while you are applying the embossing paste as it will ruin your design.

Take the back of the spatula, or anything that you can easily spread the embossing paste with, and apply over the stencil.   It's like icing a cake.  I start off with a thick layer of paste, and then as I'm smoothing it out, Im also taking off the excess.  Just place any excess back into the jar so you can use it next time.  Even though it looks like you're using a lot of paste, most of it goes back into the jar.

You can have the paste as thick or thin as you'd like.  The thicker it is, the longer it will take to dry.  Once you're happy with it and all the openings are covered with embossing paste, carefully begin peeling off the tape in the reverse order that you put them on.  This helps to keep you from jarring the stencil and ruining the design.  Use the last piece  of tape like a hinge and gently swing the stencil up off the cardstock and then peel away from your cutting mat.   (Be sure to scrap off the stencil and place the excess embossing paste back into the jar too.)

The design should have crisp,  defined edges and look something like the photo above.  As soon as you've taken the stencil off, drop it into your container of water so that the embossing paste does not dry onto the stencil.  (It's extremely hard to clean once it's dried on.)

While the embossing paste is still wet, cover it with your embossing powder.  (You can go ahead and shake off the excess embossing powder and put it back into your container.)  The next step is the hardest - you have to set it aside and let it dry completely before moving onto the next step!

While it's starting to dry, you can clean your stencil and spatula.  I just take it to a sink and clean it with soap and a soft rag.  Since it was already in the container of water, the paste stayed moist and clean up is easy-breezy.

Once the embossing paste is dry (anywhere from several hours to over night, depending on how thick a layer you put down), take your heat gun and heat set the embossing powder.  It shimmers and shines and the embossing powder doesn't rub off.   As I mentioned earlier, this works as a great resist too.

Hope this tutorial helps spark some creative juices and encourages you to try it too.




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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

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stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

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fax:  813-642-0941

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As shown from the March 1, 2014 Video Technique Club, Jill Jacobsen demonstrates a different way of "spotlighting" a stamped image.





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Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940

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Stamping in Embossing Powder



  • Cover paper acrylic or chipboard with versa mark.
  • Sprinkle extra think embossing power over versa mark and heat.
  • Repeat this process 2 or 3 times.
  • While EP is warm ink your stamp with pigment ink and stamp into embossing powder.



Samples (click image to see full size card and details):



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NOTE: ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

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Ruskin, Fl. 33570
Toll Free: (888) 901-9173
www.sparklensprinkle.com
e-mail: margaret@sparklensprinkle.com

 

 


Stencils & Masking Templates

Creating Backgrounds With Embossing Powder

by Emmy van den Heuvel

finished project:



Supplies: 

  1. VersaMark Pad #712353310018
  2. Hit the Beach Embossing Powder [EP430]
  3. Skylight Embossing Powder [EP212]
  4. 12 x 12” masking template (stencil)
  5. Cardstock: White
  • NOTE: Smaller stencils may be used and moved around after heat setting the embossing powder each time.

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Step 1: Take a 12 x 12” white cardstock and place the masking template onto it. Choose the embossing powders you would like to work with.


Step 2: Add watermark ink to the areas you want to color and remove the template.

Step 3: Sprinkle embossing powder on top of the cardstock and heat emboss the set. Allow it cool down.


Step 4: Repeat steps 1 to 3 for every color you want to add to your background.


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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940

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Stickum Powder

Material Needed



Directions:

1.  Stamp image with Versamark on cardstock and sprinkle with Stickum Powder.  Heat with heat gun.

2.  Have Glitter or Flocking open and ready to pour, and as soon as you are done heating immediately pour on glitter or flocking.

3.  Reheat to set


 

         



Click on the thumbnails below for more samples:

      


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Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940813-642-0940

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Ruskin FL 33570


Stickum Powder, Glitter, and Chipboard by Anita Scroggins


Supplies:

VersaMark Ink

Stickum Powder (EP300)

Glitter of Choice

Chipboard Pieces

 



1.  Using VersaMark, cover the chipboard pieces, making sure that you cover every little piece. Cover with Stickum Powder.  In the photo above I have done this step and you can see the Stickum Powder on the chipboard.


 2.  Heat emboss.  The powder will turn shiny when done.


3.  Immediately burnish the chipboard piece with glitter.  Reheat to set.  Opaque glitters work very well with this technique.  Semi-transparent glitters give a little less coverage and are almost see through, so inking the chipboard before embossing is necessary.


This technique can also be used on paper, wood, or pretty much anything else you would normally heat emboss.  The punched paper strip above was burnished with Surf Glitter (G1117).

 

Flocking also works with this technique.




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NOTE:  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The text and images may not be distributed, or republished, on any form from this website without first obtaining written permission of the copyright holder(s).

Margaret Myers

Sparkle N Sprinkle

http://www.sparklensprinkle.com/

stampnmaggie@sparklensprinkle.com

Toll free:  888-901-9173888-901-9173

fax:  813-642-0941

local:  813-642-0940813-642-0940

3106 College Ave. E.

Ruskin FL 33570