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Monday, 25 February 2013

Sunday Stampers Challenge Week 246 - Texture

Hello Fellow Bloggers

Last week I recorded a programme where Linelle Harlow, the owner of Dreamweaver Stencils was demonstrating techniques with embossing paste and I was so taken by one of them that I had to have a go.  I have made a couple of pieces but this one fit nicely into the challenge set by the lovely Hels Sheridan which is based on the song 'You Raise Me Up' and the theme is Textures.

I was very lucky a few weeks ago and won some fabulous new Wendy Vecchi Embossing Pastes, in both silver and white, from Wendy herself!  How lucky am I?  I am fairly new to embossing paste so I have had to do quite a bit of practicing and here is one of the pieces I did.

I started by covering watercolour card with Distress Paints in Salty Ocean, Broken China and Spun Sugar.  I used a Dreamweaver stencil and applied Wendy Vecchi Silver embossing paste, using a palette knife.

This technique takes quite a few minutes to do and you need to work quite quickly.  I had a number of different colours of Perfect Pearls powder at the ready along with a large soft brush.  I used the brush to gently sprinkle purple on the butterfly, red and gold on the flower and green and silver on the foliage.  At this stage the powder tends to go all over but that's OK as you will brush it all off at the end.

Next, I heated the paste/powder with my heat tool - this bit requires a bit of patience as it can take a little while for the paste to heat to the point where it bubbles up.  If you try this technique you will hear little popping noises but that is quite normal.

Once heated, I let it cool down and then brushed off all the excess PP powder. (Click on the photo for a closer look)





You can probably see the dimension better in this photo.  It is a fabulous technique for creating a raised image and it is great fun when you use different colours to create it.

One thing I have found is that it works better with the metallic pastes than with the plain colours (black and white).  But it is all about experimenting!






To complete the tag I added a Wendy Vecchi Art Part tag topper which I coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Paint and then over-stamped with one of Wendy's stamps (Botanical Arts set).  I added some vintage ribbon which I coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Paint - it does make the ribbon quite stiff but it works well.  I finished off by adding some Tim Holtz Idea-ology pearls and beads and the words ' You raise me up'.

I hope you feel inspired to try out this lovely technique.  Hugs, Anne xx

40 comments:

  1. This is terrific, too good to be a practice piece! Love the dimension you get with the paste...oh dear...another thing to add to the wish list!

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  2. Hi Anne, lovely tag, and such pretty colours you have used. I was lucky enough to be shown this technique by Linelle herself on a workshop last year, and she told us then it came about from a Happy Accident. It does work better on metallic pastes I usually use the gold. Hugs Mo x,

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  3. Hi Anne - popped across to have a look at your textures and have to say this looks stunning. Love the idea of adding perfect pearls and now need some metallic paste. I agree blogging is an expensive business!!

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  4. Fantastic, love this, smashing colours and feel. xx Flora

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  5. Hi Anne, great tag - and I see you've treated yourself to the distress paints too!! Lucky you! I love the colours you've used, I think I'll have to give this paste malarky a try lol! Take care x

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  6. This is another "George S." work of art, Annie! As you know, I don't do this sort of thing, but I have to say that you've written wonderful instructions for how you accomplished this beautiful piece, which is very helpful and generous of you. And the photos are perfect.

    (Just occurs to me that readers of these comments who don't know me will be googling "George S. Art." LOL! xxoo Darnell)

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  7. Looks as though you've been doing this for ages!!!! Superb use of this technique (I watched Linelle too - how inspiring!) and great colours. Love how you've completed your tag. Thanks for the tip about using the metallic paste. Must do this tomorrow. Thanks Anne. You are a star. Hugs, Jenny x

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  8. WOW! Anne, This is fabulous, Love the texture this paste produces..Great colours & design...I think these embossing pastes have to be added to my wish list.... Hugs May x x x

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  9. Your tag looks great Anne, I love the embossing paste, need to try that. I love the images you embossed, they just pop. Gorgeous work.
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. Ha! Anne I just saw your comment on my blog..what do they say? Great minds????? Seriously tho, I really love your tag...the colours are fabulous. I do so love using pastes & stencils - when I have time and space on my desk!!! Carole Z X

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  11. Hi Anne
    This is a fantastic tag and you have really mastered the technique. I am kicking myself because I did this very technique myself at the weekend made a great card put it in the post today to New Zealand and got home to find i hadn't photographed it and I was going to have a bash at Hels challenge.
    Oh well another time but congrats to you on your tag so pretty
    Ria

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  12. Dear Anne
    this is a fabolous Tag such a lot of details and so delicate - just wonderful!
    XOXO
    SanDee

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  13. Fab Anne!!!! congrats on winning the stencils and this tag is amazing..great work huggles hun Sue J xxxx

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  14. What a fabulous Tag Anne with yet more new and wonderful product to play with. Love the texture you have achieved and of course the lovely little butterfly.

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  15. this is absolutely fabulous Anne - I've been wondering what to do for some texture but I think embossing paste might be the way to go for me too - will be having a play when I get chance!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs Rachel xx

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  16. Difficult to believe you are relatively new to using this product as the result is perfection.
    Beautiful colours on a beautiful tag.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Oh my goodness Anne, this is truly stunning. I love the design and the colours and textures are wonderful. Thank you for describing so clearly the techniques that you used.
    Hugs Sue

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  18. Oh wow Anne, this is wonderful!! You have given me the courage to have a go with my own paste & PP, but as I don't have a heat gun it will be 'fun' seeing if it works with my toaster - or should I say, seeing how long I can hold the card over the heat if it takes longer then normal embossing, haha. Maybe need to use my oven gloves, haha. I'm still practising not getting the paste under the edge of my stencils. Not easy, yet the Youtube videos make it lOOk so easy, haha. The raised effect this all gives is so different. I love the colours you used too :0) Mo x

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  19. Super effects. You really succeed with your experiments wonderfully well.
    Great colours too.
    love jo x

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  20. wow, what a great technique,love how it looks, I have some Imagination pastes (totally unused!) so I'm wondering if it will work with them, worth a try !

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  21. Wow Anne x I so love this tag. The colours are beautiful and the texture is fab. Been experimenting myself so will check out the tut

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  22. I demoed her Pasted all weekend and although I loved them before, now I am a die hard! Gorgeous work! Love your images!

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  23. Gorgeous tag...You have done a wonderful job with thie technique! your tag has so much texture and dimension!.

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  24. Lovely tag - I have been playing with textures too - it is fun but quite messy! Still I guess art is about messy!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  25. Lovely tag Anne, the colours are fab. Really like the look of the embossing paste, great texture and dimension (something else on the old shopping list!) xx

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  26. Gorgeous tag I love the texture of embossing paste and that is a great stencil, I've not seen that one. Elizabeth x

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  27. Anne this is gorgeous - the colors are so very pretty and the technique you used with the embossing paste really looks nice. I love the beautiful colors together and the background is lovely!
    sandy

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  28. This is a stunning Tag, love the technique you have used.

    Patricia x

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  29. Wow, stunning technique... executed to perfection! What a glorious flower... so inspiring, thank you!
    Alison x

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  30. Anne, this is one gorgeous tag and the texture is amazing! Love the colors and background! Hugs!

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  31. I love this tag, Anne. The distress background with the art part topper is a great idea. Love the stamping on it. The Perfect Pearls over the embossing paste looks amazing. The paste has different "facets" almost which catch the light and make the designs so rich and beautiful. Great idea. Thanks for sharing your experimenting with us. I'll be trying it out, for sure.

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  32. Fabulous Anne and so kind of you to share how you achieved such amazing results with the paste! Love the look of the pp colours and the beautiful background and tag topper. Chris xx

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  33. This is so beautiful! I must have ago at this, I saw it on C & C recently too. The stencil you have used is already on my wish list. xx

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  34. fabby tag Anne, Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  35. Bootiful Anne, love the use of the stencil and how the images are raised, great technique! X

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  36. Fabulous dimension and bursts of colour Anne, you sure made an amazing job of the texture paste.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  37. wow Anne - i'm so not surprised that Rachel was inspired by your tag to make her canvas. love what you've done, the texture is gorgeous and love the sparkle from the mica - such a beautiful tag hugs Karen x

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  38. Your tag is amazing Anne, I love that texture and the colour too. I really like the metallic finish on the texture too. Genius idea. Michelle x

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  39. I missed this tag before Anne. I'm loving your bubbling texture paste - it looks wonderful. All your work has such beautiful design and spacing. Nicola x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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