Project Art has been a fabulous adventure and it feels strange to say that this was the last kit and that this is my last Project Art post for the blog. Thank you so much for this opportunity Christine and thank you so much everyone, for all your support!
This month I have been playing with some heat embossing and the Encrusted Jewel Kit from Stampendous. The kit contains two different embossing powders – Aged Silver and Silver Tinsel, and three different elements to add to the embossing – Silver Glass Glitter, Silver Halo Glitter Mix and Pearlized Mica Fragments. The elements can be added to the embossing powders and when the embossing powders are heated and melts, the elements sticks into the powder, creating very cool effects. The kit also contains a small VersaMark embossing stamp pad, an Emboss Twin Tip Marker from Zig, paper flowers and a funnel tray.
The pen is of course perfect for doodling, writing and drawing designs to emboss. The stamp pad can be used for stamps, or directly on the page. You can also add embossing powder directly to wet paint on your page.
That is what I did with my first two examples. I had a page with gesso and some acrylic paint on, and I added some mist and both embossing powders to parts of the wet mist. I also sprinkled some of the glass glitter on top of the powders. You can repeat the heating and adding of powders, as many times as you wish! To avoid blowing the elements off the page, you can heat under your project, instead of from above.
Also for this page I had a background already started, with gesso, some collaged paper bits and acrylic paint. I added more paint, the embossing powders, mica fragments and some drips of white acrylic ink.
I finished the first page by layering some items from the June main kit, plus some of the gorgeous yellow tissue paper. I decided to cover some of my journaling up with gesso and I added a bit more of the silver tinsel embossing powder into the wet gesso.
I used the ink pad when embossing the flowers. Here are a couple of flowers where I used the Aged Silver embossing powder and Silver glass glitter.
And here I used Aged Silver embossing powder and the very cool Silver Halo glitter mix!
This page was started with a mix of three or four different mists, on top of gesso.
I used one of the cork shapes as a stamp…
…and then outlined the embossed arrows using a black pen.
I added some bits from the main kit. The arrows from the silver chipboards were perfect.
Of course I also embossed the cork arrow…
…and I used it on this page – a tribute to one of our cats who had to be put to sleep yesterday.
I used the pen to outline my daughters hand. I embossed the line and cut the hand out. I then used the pen again, for some messy drawing inside the hand and then took one of my Zing embossing powders out (aqua).
I added Silver Glass Glitter to the Zing powder, and also added some Silver Tinsel embossing powder. There are soooo many possibilities with mixing different embossing powders, and creating fun effects with the elements!
Thank you so much for joining me today and for following me on this Project Art journey! Christine is doing such an amazing job with this place. Cocoa Daisy is constantly evolving and I am really excited about everything that is going on right now!
Have a fab day everyone!
As always I love your suggestions & inspiration…so sad this will be the last one too, but thanks for everything!