Friday, November 19, 2010

Make and Take 1

To launch all their Christmas stock my local garden centre had a fun day and they had John Glossop from Creative Expressions doing four make and take sessions. I had to miss one to take my little girl to a classmates birthday party for a couple of hours. This was the first session.

We did some embossing on acetate to make the butterfly and some triple embossing on the chipboard flower. I had to leave this one early so I finished the background papers last night at home - used slightly different colours as I only own 2 distress inks. I scrunched the paper wiped the ink, sprayed with water and ironed. Repeated until covered. The other paper was just coloured with foam and stamped. Again I used slightly different stamps to finish it off. I'm really pleased with the effect.

I'm entering this into:

A spoonful of sugar distressing


  1. Great work Karen. I love the embossed flower and the butterfly is beautiful. Was it hard to do? I would've thought the acetate would have went funny with the heat gun. Lovely! Jaqui x

  2. It wasn't hard at all - just time consuming - the session ran over quite a bit which is why I had to leave it and finish at home. I think it's heat resistant acetate- you can still make it warp if you are too harsh with the heat gun but if you are careful you can emboss. He gave us a tip to warm up the heat gun first so the air is hot and melts the powder quickly and then it won't have time to warp the acetate