I embossed some of Power Poppy’s new sweet Memories sweet peas with Ranger liquid platinum embossing powder on Arches hot pressed watercolor paper. I then added a first layer of watercolor with Distress Ink. Abandoned Coral, Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters. After it dries completely, I will add a second layer of color.
The mini red envelopes are from Simon Says Stamp and the stamps and candy embellishments are from a My Monthly Hero kit. The white embossing powder is also from Hero Arts. I went around the the front of each envelope with Distress Ink Festive Berries and then sprayed the front and back of each envelope with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. The miniature bows on the top of the tree stamps are from saspainter on Etsy.
The other day in the studio, I thought I would do some quick heat embossing before leaving for the morning. I turned on the heat gun but then realized I did not have enough light in the early morning hours to see how the embossing was progressing. So, with the piece being embossed AND the heat gun still in hand, I tried to turn on the lamp by my work table – not easy to do with hands already full. But, I managed to finally get the light on while still embossing so as not to waste time. Happy that I had been able to accomplish this, I put everything away and prepared to head out the door. I looked down to grab my bag when I saw this pictured above. I burned a hole right through the sweater I was wearing! You can see the black embossing powder around the edges. Luckily, I was not burned and the only casualty was the sweater.
Word to the wise – do NOT multi-task with a heat gun – EVER!