Welcome to Day 2 of WOW! Embossing Powder week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog! We’re very excited to be partnering with WOW! to showcase their extensive line of fabulous Embossing Powders. Since discovering Wow! Embossing Powders at Winter CHA 2012 in Anaheim, they’ve rapidly become our favourite line of embossing powders, and we just can’t get enough. We’ve been finding ourselves reaching for them over and over again – our projects really come to life with the addition of our WOW! Embossing Powders.
Every day this week we’ll be sharing fantastic projects featuring WOW! Embossing Powders created by both the WOW! Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators. At the end of this week, two lucky winners will receive a Wow! Embossing Powder Prize Pack consisting of a variety of Wow! Embossing Powders. The winners will be drawn from all the comments left on the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page as well as the WOW! blog or the WOW! Facebook page.
As part of our collaboration with Wow! Embossing Powder, each day this week, that day’s Wow! Designer is giving away a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Today’s WOW! Designer Erika Taylor – be sure to stop by Erika’s blog and leave a comment in THIS POST for your chance to win a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Winner will be announced on Friday. While you’re there, be sure to browse all her fantastic creations.
WOW! Design Team Project
Today’s WOW! Designer is Erika Taylor. You can see her project below, but before that, here is a little more about Erika:
Cutting rings of paper to create garland, making ghost gum from glue, and adding a little too much glitter to any heart I drew. The creative bug bit me at a very early age and I’ve never looked back. Hi everyone, I’m Erika Taylor and I’m a craftaholic!!! In 2008, I decided to start paper crafting and one thing led to another. I’m blessed to have been on numerous design teams over the past few years and I’m expanding my own creative muse to include so much more than just cards and scrapbook layouts. I love getting inked up to create mixed media projects and if I can alter something, I will.
I live in Southern Alberta with my loving and supportive husband Mark and our 2 boisterous children age 4 and 7. Anything to do with Vampires and the Fantasy Realm gets my attention, and yes that includes Twilight! I love Italian Sweet Cream in my coffee and there is nothing better than Tiramisu. I’m moved by the colors around me, emotions and the media. Creatively, I embrace change and love to try new things and I’m super excited about being a part of this amazing adventure. Grab your favorite beverage and stop by my blog for a visit http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com
I love working with canvas and mixed media. They are a perfect match for just letting go and seeing where the creative journey will take me. Working with Wow Embossing Powders on canvas can result in some amazing looks. For this canvas, the entire background has been created using Wow Embossing Powders, a little bit of Molding Paste and a few small sprays of Glimmer Mist. The texture is amazing and everything really pops.
First for the canvas, I prepped it sparingly with Gesso. Once dry I applied Versamark to the entire surface and using a spoon, sprinkled Wow Embossing Powders onto the surface itself. I used a combination of Berrylicious, Silver Regular, Angel Wings, Bubble Gum and Pastel Pink. I layered colors over top on one another until I achieved the texture, color and height that I wanted. In certain areas, when the embossing powder was still molten, I sprinkle a combination of water drops and embossing powder to gain even more texture.
The FabScraps Chipboard pieces have been covered with Berrylicious and Angel Wings Embossing powder as well. Overall, a perfect canvas for our little girls bedroom was created using some amazing colors of embossing powders from Wow Embossing Powders.
Paper Crafter’s Library Designer Projects
For today’s Paper Crafter’s Library Projects Tracy shows demonstrates the technique of embossing using a template from Crafter’s Workshop, VersaMark ink and Wow! Embossing Powders as she shows you how to create the For My Friend Card shown below.
You can watch a video on how Tracy created this card here.
Our last project for today, is a Paper Crafter’s Library exclusive – this Mr. & Mrs. card. This card features both Wow’s embossing powders as well as embossing glitters. Unfortunately the picture is not the best, but Tracy uses the Wow! embossing glitter to create the swirls on the background paper and then the regular Embossing Powder for the greeting.
There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.
So there you have it! Day 2 of our celebration of Wow! Embossing Powders I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that our design team and the Wow! design team have created for you.
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.
Wow! Embossing Powder Give-Away
To enter to a Wow! Embossing Powder prize pack consisting of a variety of different embossing powders please leave your comment below.
Paper Crafter’s Library 3 Month Membership Give-Away
As part of our collaboration with Wow! Embossing Powder, each day this week, that day’s Wow! Designer is giving away a 3 month membership to Paper Crafter’s Library. Today’s WOW! Designer Erika Taylor – be sure to stop by Erika’s blog and leave a comment in THIS POST. Winner will be announced on Friday. While you’re there, be sure to browse all her fantastic creations.