Monday, August 5, 2013

Embossing Powder Rose

The "gold" rose on my card is made from melted embossing powder poured into a Simply Pressed Clay mould. Because the moulds are made of silicone they can handle the heat.

I used an aluminum spoon from an old chemisty set and my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. The handle gets really hot so make sure to protect your fingers. Take a look at a second-hand store for a cheap spoon with a plastic handle. 

The volume of embossing powder really diminishes when it's melted, so you have to use a lot. Also, it loses its metallic look if you heat it too long.

I got inspired to make some wearables, too!

Mount the embellishments on Brushed Gold card stock(102935). Trim it and back it with Coaster Board (129392) and glue on a pin. 

Make two EP roses and glue them to post earring findings.

I swapped some of these at Convention!

-melt some Embossing Powder in a spoon with your heat tool

-pour it into the Simply Pressed clay mould
-press plastic against the back if you want it flat
-BE CAREFUL! It can be hot!
-lift the plastic to remove the flower
-trim away any excess material
-cut a heart from scrap card stock
-position it on the stamped mat with temporary adhesive
-position the cut-out over the heart with temporary adhesive and remove the heart
-arrange the embellishments in the cut out
-adhere the embellishments with glue dots and remove the cut-out

-En Francais 128562
-Loving Thoughts 128436
-Crumb Cake pad 126975
-VersaMark pad 102283
-Naturals Ivory card stock 101849
-Soft Suede card stock 115318
-Baked Brown Sugar card stock 131296
-Big Shot 13439
-Hearts Collection framelits 125599
-Heat tool 129053
-Blossom and Buttons Simply Pressed Clay moulds 131272
-Neutrals Designer buttons 130031
-Very Vintage Designer buttons 129327
-In Color Boutique Details 130938
-Vintage Faceted Designer buttons 127555
-Antique brads 117273
-Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
-Large Pearl Basic Jewels 125577
-Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch trim 130022
-Victoria Crochet trim 118481
-Glue dots 103683
-Gold embossing powder 109129


Shanstamps said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing! I will be teaching this to my paper crafting girls at church!

TiaraHelen said...

Love this idea, can't wait to try it...

Georgie Horn said...

how clever, so stealing this idea. I just saw these mod podge molds at michaels and wonder how I could use them without buying the mod podge melts.