Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Sparkle pens and embossing powder!

Evening folks, I hope you are well.  What crafty delights have you treated to yourself lately?  Anything good?  I have been quite reserved of late - mind you, having the Wednesday shows does mean I'm really really lucky, and get to pick amazing products to work with....there's always something else I fancy though.  Addictive this ere crafting isn't it!!

Now then, talking of Wednesday, I wanted to share another demo I'm going to be doing.  This time I thought I would have a play with my glitter/sparkle pens, and embossing powder!

First, I cut hearts using my Lots of Love mixed media die.  This is a deep die, so allows me to cut through thicker materials.  This heart is cut from mount board. I covered the heart with versamark and then melted it with my heat gun, repeat this until you have 3 layers.....but on the 3rd layer

......drop in ink directly from the sparkle pen, and then heat.

Take a pokey tool or a cocktail stick, and swirl the ink around in the embossing powder.  This will give you a lovely pattern.  Reheat the image - you may also want to put another layer of embossing powder on the heart, to trap the mica 

I love the subtle sparkle from the ink, and the texture the ink creates

I used my lovely heart as an embellishment on my card, which I also used my Fairy Godmother, coloured in with the Sparkle Pens.  The background is my lovely Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I hope you like it - I'll demo this on Wednesday - fingers crossed it goes right!!


Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Leonie, I would never have thought to use my sparkle pens to drip onto my heated embossing powder, and what a very beautiful effect you have got with this, and your card is gorgeous.
Crafting - addictive !!! It definitely is with me hahaha, it costs me a fortune. My latest acquisitions have been Sheena Douglass Time Travellers complete collection, Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens complete set, Sheena Perfect Partner Festive Fancies, Sizzix Tim Holtz Monster dies, and Sparkle pens.
Have a lovely day.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous effect on the heart using the sparkle pens, would never have thought how beautiful it looks too.
Linda xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Ooooo what a great affect, I must try this, another reason to get your sparkle pens! I've been very good lately, the last thing I bought was your Winter, Snow & Snowflake Base dies, but I'm off to Crafting Live at Peterborough at the weekend so not sure my "being good" spell will last lol!

Enjoyed the LLL shows.

Creative Blessings, Tracy x

hollyberry said...

Love this effect. Would never have thought of dropping ink onto embossing,how on earth did you think of this? Crafting is addictive. The main problem for me is the things that I have bought that are sitting there unused.