Friday, February 14, 2020

A Fun Playtime with Distress Embossing Glazes

Happy Valentine's Day my friends, love has definitely been in the air in the cubbyhole. I've been on a mission this week to catch up with the crafty schedule but that flew out the window when the new Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glazes arrived and I'm well and truly smitten. I've been heat embossing for years but once again, my adorable Professor has released yet another innovative Distress product, coloured translucent powders which put a spin on heat embossing as we know it, taking it to a whole new level. There are so many amazing ways to use these glazes to achieve cool effects. If you missed it, you can check out Tim demonstrating the glazes and sharing lots of hints and tips at Creativation 2020 HERE.
So here's what I made on my sneaky playtime adventure yesterday afternoon


I began with two panels of  4" x 5.1/4" Distress Watercolor card retrieved from my scrap box, already decorated with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Stacked Hexagon Thinlits, die-cut from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric, one of those great intentions projects which I ended up not making after all.
I flicked water on to the panel on the right, sprinkled with Tattered Rose Embossing Glaze, tapped off the excess and heat set until the glaze had melted. I repeated the process on the second panel, using Weathered Wood and woohoo, who knew, you could use emboss with water, mind you, you have to be quick before the water droplets dry. I then applied Distress Translucent Grit Paste through the Digits Mini Layering Stencil from Set 48 and while the paste was still wet, sprinkled randomly with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Glazes. I gently tapped my fingers on the underside of the panel to mix the glazes  (a great tip from my adorable Professor), tapped the panel gently on my workdesk to remove the excess and heat set. The paste will bubble as you heat it but will settle and create a more textured effect when it dries.II die-cut the flowers from Sizzix Mat Board and Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Large Stems BigZ die
I coloured with Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks using Distress Blending Brushes
I spritzed the stems of the flowers with water, sprinkled with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Glazes and heat set. I repeated the process several times to create texture which is more visible in the close up photos below. I applied Weathered Wood Distress Oxide ink through the Digits Mini Layering Stencil on both panels using a Distress Blending Brush.
I added shading around the flowers and centres with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink using a Distress Blending Brush, added teeny dots with the Distress Bullet Tip Embossing Pen, sprinkled with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Enamel and heat set. I fixed the flowers to the panels using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive.
I added Idea-ology Small Talk and Big Chat Stickers, trimmed to separate the words, sanded back to reveal the white core and added a twine bow.


I matted the panels on to A2 Kraft Card blanks.
But it's back to trying to catch up with the crafty list of things to do, because it's half term holiday next week and a special someone is coming to stay, to lend a hand with the fund raising production line. Two pairs of hands are definitely better than one and I'm really looking forward to spending time with my new cubbyhole companion. 
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx



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4 comments:

  1. Wow Kath I have to say I missed the show and am only just seeing this fabulous embossing glaze it looks amazing. Another for the wish list I think, your card is gorgeous.xx

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  2. I can hardly wait to get the glazes in my hot little hands...LOL...Looks like so much fun and such a versatile product. These are fabulous!

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  3. These are stunning! I love the Distress Embossing Powders. Must get my hands on these!!!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx