Did you know -- the first Sunday of every month we do a free demo at a local place called The Crafting Place? It's located on Russel -- and we always do some sort of new mixed media technique and some stamping! For November we delved into some wintery snowflake goodness.
The technique we explored this month was all about using Clear Embossing Powder (Like VLVS'S Ultra High Gloss) to emboss images (In this case the Small, Medium and Large snowflakes) into the background of our tag, creating a resist. We then built up layers of Distress Stain in broken china and brushed pewter with a bit of water to create a wintery sky. Splatter a little stain and Glimmer Mist then.. Iron off those embossing powdered snowflakes to reveal the halo styled resisted goodness!
You can see the beautiful effect that the ironing does for the background. You could leave it embossed, but when you iron it off it creates a flat surface ready for more layers and relieves the stress of a broken image due to the mounded embossing powder.
We also used the brand new Xmas Silhouette Collage stamp in Archival Black by Ranger and finished the tag off with some washi tape by Gauche Alchemy, a hand drawn border using Sakura Of America's Archival Micron Pen and some May Arts Ribbon.
We've got one FANTABULOUS Sale going on in honor of Veteran's Day!