Thursday, March 31, 2022

Let's back in the day...revisiting some Classics.

It's been a hot minute since I did all the mixed media things.  I love the process just as much as I love the finished project.  It's fun to just get inky and make a mess.  It speaks to my inner child...which is never very far away.  

I mean I still need to clean up all that embossing powder that blew all over my desk while I was doing all the things and not paying attention to the fact that blowing air and loose embossing powder do not stay in one location. UGH.

Let's talk about those deliciously jam looking letters, though.  No, you don't need ultra thick embossing enamel or powder, but it goes so much faster.  Try it with your regular clear embossing powder, it's just going to take more layers.  Just be careful not to burn yourself...ask me how I know.  Okay I didn't burn myself, but I definitely got close a time or two and had to readjust just how I was holding those letters.  Tweezers holding the side and avoiding the top worked best and I just picked off any of the cooled embossing enamel later.  Once those layers are thick you can get that spread jelly look with the heat tool or you can also smooth it out so it doesn't have the dips and has a more even surface.  Any way you spread it those letters are amazzing, I'm in love all over again.  And can we take a moment of silence for those amazing letter dies....I wish I had more of those sets.  Because fonts matter.   

I can say this one did turn out way better than I had planned and I was excided to share it.  Cause Gah!, those letters! Lol. I'm also stocked up on loose floor boards for a minute or two. Gotta love working in bulk.  I mean I was already making a mess...might as well get a few extras done.

I have a few more ideas brewing with this Berry Special set, so stay tuned.  

 Products Used:

  • Lawn Fawn's Berry Special
  • LF Purfectly Wicked
  • LF A Creature was Stirring
  • LF Let's Go Nuts (Let's- for the sentiment only)
  • Sizzix Fun Serif Steel Rule Dies
  • Melt Ant Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Ranger is linked as I can't find this particular's old.)
  • Glitter Art Glue
  • Various Foam Adhesives
  • Diecut N Bond super wide adhesive Roll
  • Brick Stencil (Brutus Monroe?)
  • Tim Holtz Plank Die
  • Tim Holtz 3D Woodgrain embossing folder
  • Distress Re-inker in Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo
  • Distress Ink Pad in Walnut Stain
  • CTMH Inks -Grey Wool, tulip
  • Distress Spray Stain- Candied Apple
  • Trinity Stamps 5x7 Embossed Rectangles 
  • TS Cinnamon Red Heart Embellishments
  • Distress Glaze
  • Spectrum Noir Glitter brush
  • Ohuhu alcohol markers on Xpress It Card Stock
  • LF Jet Black Inkpad 
Keep Getting Inky,

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