Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sparkle & Resist Technique

Hello paper crafting peeps and welcome to today's blog post where I will be showing the resist technique. 

For the background I have used these fabulous glitter collection Velvet, Fairy Tale & Emerald City. These glitter collections literally takes your breath away when you sprinkle it on for the first time, it is a perfect amount of embossing powder and glitter combination.

Step 1: Heat emboss the 'Pop' background with the glitter collection embossing powders. I have used a rectangle stitched die to cut out the 3 panels to mount on various cardstock bases. I have used 2 x side folding and 1 x  top folding card bases.

Step 2: Each sentiment has been heat embossed with Bright White Opaque regular embossing powder on MFT stitched arch dies on white cardstock. 

Step 3: With various inks such as dye inks from Lawn Fawn & Simon Says Stamp and a Ranger Distress Oxide Ink I have ink blended with blending tool on each diecut. 

Step 4 : With a tissue I have gently wiped excess ink on the embossing leaving the sentiment even brighter to stand out on the inked cardstock. This reveals the sentiment to leaving an awe factor to the resist technique.

 Step 5: Each sentiment has been foam mounted and I have embellished with an array of sequins, wood veneers & droplets.

Click to watch how I made this card

Hope you enjoyed today's card creations. 

Paper Crafting Hugs

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Monday, 11 September 2017

Card by Laurence

Laurence here and I am happy to share with you a new card that features the resist technique. It is one of my favorite technique to combine heat embossing with watercolor. You may use watercolor, gelatos or neocolor 2 diluted with water. All work perfectly well after you have heat embossed your image.

 I cut a piece of paper of the same dimension as my background paper. It is better to use watercolor paper as you will add water later. I die cut 3 circles in my sheet of paper but you may use a stencil if you prefer and placed it on top of the watercolor paper.

I stamped with the Go Figure stamp and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I colored inside each circle with my neocolor II ...

 and added water to dilute the color.

Then I painted around each circle with different colors.

The sentiment is embossed with Oceanic embossing powder and I added foam square to add dimension.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will be inspired and join our current challenge.

To help make it easier for you to shop we've listed the WOW! products that Laurence has used on her fab project :

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

See Possibility Everywhere - Tag by Susanne Rose

Hi my dear crafty friends!

I'm sharing a mixed media tag step by step tutorial with you today.

I started by embossing an image from the "Flights of Fancy" stamp set with "Misty Sky". After that I added colour with a Gelato. Gelatos act as watercolours and the embossed parts act as a resist. You can wipe left-over colour from the feathers afterwards with a baby wipe.

 I added some more stamping with Archival Ink and a black frame with a Gelato.

My focal point on this tag is a heart I cut it from cardstock after I've added double sided tape. I love this method to add the amazing WOW! Sparkles (I used: Pinkini). You can also use a die and cut it from cardstock with double sided tape. The glitter sticks perfectly to it. I distressed the edges with Distress Ink.

I added some watercolour splatters and more stamping with the hexagons from the "Hearts and Twine" stamp set.

The sentiment is printed with the computer.

I hope you like my tag.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

SUPPLIES USED: Here's a list of WOW! supplies Susanne used on this fab project !!

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Friday, 1 September 2017


Hi Guys,

Congrats to RAHMAT for her take on the foil challenge, you can see her winning entry here
Simple, yet so effective.. 
And the winning doesn't stop there... we randomly picked a commenter and that winner is ....... ALISON HORNE. 
Send me your details ladies and we'll have prizes winging their way to you...

For this month, we are challenging you and the design team with the theme "RESIST TECHNIQUE" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using our link below ! The closing date for this challenge is 26th September 2017. and the winner will receive a gift voucher for £15.00/$15.00 to treat yourself to some WOW! goodies via our website. You MUST use this technique in your entry.

Here's my take on the challenge…

The Resist Technique is basically heat embossing and applying ink, paint or other colouring medium over the top and wiping off, the embossed areas will 'resist' the medium, but it will sink into the background leaving your embossed area 'on top'.
For this I used vellum and Distress Oxide Inks, they took to the vellum perfectly !!
Stamp and emboss the two flowers from the WOW! Thankful stamp set, using WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder, I did 3 large and 3 small. I also did a take on this card using our Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder… Oh my, I love it, not quite Gold, not quite Silver, just beautiful !!
Anyhoo's back to the project !!
Cut them out, I went as close to the edge as possible without cutting into the design, not bad as I didn't have my glasses on !!!
Colour with the Distress Oxide Inks on top, I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Worn Lipstick. Let it sit on the vellum for a few seconds before wiping off with kitchen towel.

I randomly placed the flowers, before sticking down, so I could see where I wanted to stamp the leaves, these were stamped with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint.
Adhere the flowers with a foam pad, then stamp and emboss the sentiment with Peeled paint and WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Finish off with a bit of Sparkle, add some wet glue to the flower centres and sprinkle with Bridal Sparkles Premium Glitter, shake off excess. Stand back and admire !!!
This is one of the most simplistic ways to 'Resist'. Let's see what you've got !!!
Marion xx

SUPPLIES USED : For your convenience I've listed the WOW! items used in in these projects. The blue button will take you to our UK/EU site and the red button will take you to our North American site.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Fab Foil Post: Jo Herbert

Hi All, welcome to my very first blog post for WOW.  I am very excited to show case the Fab Foil products in today's' post. I have to say these products have not only been easy to to play with but so much fun at the same time. WOW has such a beautiful array of foil colours. 

Today I have used the Violet foil with watercolouring. When using the bonding powder with the fab foil I have found that the foil becomes so permanent on the cardstock that I can easily watercolour over the foil image. The possibilities are endless and my mind just sparked with so many light bulb moments in this process. 

I have repeat stamped the Happy sentiment from Mr Wow's wonderful words stampset in a circle mask. 

Using the WOW's embossing pad I stamped the leaves from the Flights of Fancy stampset then heat embossed with the bonding powder leaving it sticky whilst placing the Violet Fab Foil over the stamped image inserting the cardstock in between a folded piece of copy paper then feeding it in a laminator.

The bonding powder has worked so well with the foil that I was able to watercolour over the Fab foil with Kuretake watercolours and an aqua brush painter.

After cutting out each watercoloured image I placed this on the card over the main circle stamped image. 

I have created a You Tube on how I created and played with the fab foil and created today's card. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card creation and video. 

Happy Paper crafting hugs.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Foiled Thanks

Hello crafty friends, how are we all? There have been some amazing DT projects so far this month and some gorgeous challenge entries so far. I can't wait to see some more! I'm a huge fan of Fab Foils so I really enjoyed making this super-shiny card.

To start, I stamped circular images across the card front using the Hearts & Twine Stamp Set. I sprinkled the images with Bonding Powder then melted with a heat tool. While the powder was still tacky I lay Violet Fab Foil on top face side up and rubbed with a burnishing tool before peeling it away.

I then stamped smaller circles across the card, sprinkled with Bonding Powder then brushed some of the powder away with a small brush before melting  to create a distressed look. I used Rose Gold Fab Foil over these areas.

They are so clever these Fab Foils, you don't even need heat to use them. For this border I just ran double-sided tape down the edge then placed a strip of Fab Foil on top, rubbed gently then peeled it away, simple!

For extra dimension I added circles on top of some of the existing ones with foam pads underneath 
and I created a circular sentiment using the Just Saying Stamp Set.

Grab those Fab Foils and show me your makes!

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