Saturday, 14 April 2012

Triple Embossing... by Frankie Gaywood

Hello again, stampers. It's my turn again, to share a piece with you. So, for my second project, I would like to take you back to what hooked me on stamping and crafting, a trillion light years ago!! Embossing powders, and triple embossing in particular. I watched in wonder and amazement whist the alchemy took place, and HAD to do it for myself!!! Been fascinated ever since...

Once again, I took out my yummy background stamps, a few colour-coordinated powders, some pre-cut chipboard shapes and a few pieces of stampbord. I began with a rectangular base board and smooched it with distress inks, then set it aside.
Then, piece by piece, I embossed each one with clear, ultra thick embossing powder. This means you don't have to use as much of your pretty colours to get the depth you need!!
Next, whilst the clear was hot, I sprinkled my jewel colours and heated them.


I inked the stamps with versamark, or gold ink, then pressed into the hot embossing powder. A few seconds later, they could be lifted, carefully, and the wonderful indentations and patterns became obvious... joyous moments, each time!!

Finally, I rubbed the edges and texture of each piece with Inca Gold copper and gold pastes, then set them out in the order I had decided upon... Got to love my new crafting gloves for poorly arthritic paws, eh!!!??

And there we have it - a jewel-like wall hanging, which glows in the sunshine, and is full of delicious texture and pattern.
 This is the dots background stamp and a screw- head brad. I made 4, 1 for each corner.

 Here is a Tim Holtz Idea-ology piece, an ornate plate adorned with buttons, beads and a tiny grunge paper rose.

 Here are the gears and caligraphy background stamps. Also the time and keys plate.


Here we can see the idea-ology piece close up, and the grid background stamped with gold. I love the texture where the hot UTEE has bubbled passed the grid marks!!

And this is the complete piece. It is very pleasing to look at, in real life, because of the texture and deep jewel colours, even if a couple of the shapes look a bit like chocky biccies!!

I hope you have enjoyed looking how this project was made?? If so, please leave a comment. I also hope that not too many of you think I have taught you to suck eggs!! But I often hear people saying that triple embossing is hard to do/understand. Doing small fragments helps you to have a go without being worried about it!!!

Next time I see you here, it will be with my final piece as your guest designer, so have fun until then.
Love and light
Frankie
xx

24 comments:

CraftyJo said...

This is gorgeous! I haven't triple embossed for ages and now you've inspired me to go do some!

The Scrappy Tree said...

This is such a great effect! Gorgeous :)

Julia S-W said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You've certainly inspired me to get more of my powders out! Really love your project piece.
Julia.

Rosemary said...

How gorgeous is that, great inspiration. thanks

Eemeli said...

Wow! That sure makes a huge effect on those cutouts. Fabulous masculine color combos and those screw head brads sure finish those pieces very well. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Glennis said...

What a great effect - I have not done triple embossing as yet!

cat lacigale said...

this is fabulous ! The result is stunning ! I'll have a try ! Thank you

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...fantastic work Frankie a great step by step tutorial for us all...thankyou for sharing your amazing eye candy...Mel :)

inkypinkycraft said...

Fantastic, this looks fab, not a choccie biccie in sight!! Fab hugs trace x

Astrid Maclean said...

What a stunning piece!!! Thanks also for the clear description, love the idea of mixing the Utee with the coloured powders and the addition of the TH bits and pieces really makes this into a stunning piece of art, gorgeous and thanks for the inspiration!!

Bumblebee said...

Wow, thanks for sharing, I use triple embossing to give a lovely enamel look, but have yet to actually stamp into it when its still hot, so will definitely give it a try!

TAM said...

Wow this is stunning.
I love triple embossing but have never attempted anything like this - thanks for the inspiration.

Joanne said...

Crazy wonderful. Love it to bits - get it - bits. soz.
Hugs Joanne xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Gorgeous! Just love this technique

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning project and I just love those jewel colours. This is one of my favourite techniques too, but great to see it come together in such a large project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sam said...

What a stunning piece Frankie and well done. I too love this technique but don't do it enough! I think I might just have to do some tomorrow now! Cool! xx

craftytrog said...

Beautiful canvas Frankie! xx

isisimaginings said...

That is so, so gorgeous!!!!! I really MUST attempt triple embossing, you have definitely inspired me to have a go.

Annie said...

Wow. I love this and completely forgot about triple embossing technique. Love the colours you have used and what a great piece to finish with.

Annie :)

Liz Black said...

What a stunning piece! I haven't tried triple embossing but the effects are fabulous. Gorgeous work : ) Lizx

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing. Gorgeous dimension ;)
xoxo Sioux

Dragon said...

Thanks for your comments Everyone... I really appreciate them all, and I am so pleased some of you feel inspired to have a go!!!
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Vick McClean said...

Such stunning artwork Frankie, i just love working with UTEE and throwing in allsorts at it, lol, your work is.......well, i love it, and i just wanted to ask you where you got your colourful craft mittens from as i suffer badly with various illnesses and debilitating disabilities all over my body but the one thing that hurts so much when im crafting is the Rheumatoid in my hands and fingers, and i have to wear the boring old white ones, LMAO, would love to get something a little more colourful like yours?? cheers sweetie, Hugs Vick
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Alex said...

This is wonderful! WOW!!! Thank you for the tutorial, I am going to have to do some playing around with this technique!!!