Monday, April 14, 2014

The one with the homemade embossing paste....

Challenge number two is up at Virginia's View  and this time it's to use stencils;

As I'm not a prolific stamper, I don't have many stencils but I do have this honeycomb laser cut sheet.  Then I realised that I didn't have anything to splodge into it so I made some embossing paste!  I used a mix of Baby Powder, White Acrylic Paint and PVA Glue and mixed it until it looked sort of gloopy... I don't think that there was enough powder in it, but at least I know for next time :)

I added the paste to the stencil on top of some MME paper, left to dry then added some chalk ink and gold perfect pearls.  I made the bee from an oval punch, ultra sticky tape and Doodlebug flock and a heart die for wings.  I also used some letter stickers from stash, a mini peg and AC thickers before adding more MME paper layers and added the whole creation to a card blank made from Bazzil.



Virginia L. said...

This is such a SWEET design, Jo! After reading your creating process, I am even more amazed! Way to use your DIY embossing paste with the honeycomb sheet/stencil! I love how you pulled all the elements together and made it work seamlessly. What a standout! Thanks so much for playing Virgina's View Challenge!

Taunya Butler said...

What an absolutely cute and clever card - I love it!! Love anything "bee" themed! Thanks so much for sharing your talents through your blog!!