Sunday, March 3, 2013

Organizing My Embossing Powders.

 I was playing with some new embossing powders this morning and I had the brilliant idea to categorize them like I did my Copic Markers.

The first step was to punch some tags from Bristol paper.  Then I punched the holes in the top of the tags using my big bite.  Then I took my Tim Holtz Distress Embossing ink and covered about half the tag with ink by pressing down and the smearing it from side to side.  I checked to make sure the tag was covered with a good coat of embossing ink.

Then I covered the card in emossing powder over a piece of paper.  I tapped off the excess and used a dry paint brush to remove the powder from areas on the card where I did not want it.  Then I used my heat tool to activate the powder.

I am so glad I did this because I didn't realize the different textures of embossing powder.  I thought they all had an enameled look.....I was wrong.  The Tim Holtz Distress Powders tend to have a rough patchy texture.  For instance "Black Soot" reminds me of how the roof of a house would appear.  The Stampendous and Recollections brands tend to have an enameled appearance.  Although, Recollections "Silver" had the look of crinkled aluminum foil.  Stampendous "Gold Tinsel" has a very glittery look to it.  The large tag at the bottom is what started this project.  I took a Perfect Medium pen and rubbed a line, added embossing powder and heat embossed.  While I was playing I thought, how am I going to remember what these look like and bam, I remembered the tag system.

I put them on a key ring, sorted by manufacturer.  Now I have a good reference for choosing a powder.  I love it!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Good job. Guess it's my turn to get my empossing powders in order. I don't have a lot of them so it shouldn't take too long.