I am in love with Globecraft & Piccolo’s Embossing Enamel. The colors are amazingly vibrant, colorful and each one is blended by hand in the USA. The color combinations are incredible! Trust me when I tell you the pictures cannot capture the true beauty of this powder.
Plus, you get a huge amount of powder for your money! In the photo below I used a bottle of Distress Paint to illustrate how large the containers of the Embossing Enamel are:
I recently got some new colors and I always want to use my new goodies as soon as I get them, so I decided to make an ATC (artist trading card).
What I used to make my Butterfly ATC:
The first thing I did was use the Mars Black 3D Enamel Gel on the frame. I just used it right out of the bottle. The funny thing is the black comes out looking like a dark gray.
But it turns to a shiny deep black once it dries. I set my frame out overnight covered with an extra bubble I had so no cats, or cat hair would get into it. I love how these frames are the perfect size for ATC's!
Then I took my butterfly blank and used a paintbrush to paint where I wanted the Embossing Enamel to adhere. I use a paint brush so often that I actually poured some of the Embossing Fluid out of the bottle into a small, air tight container so I wouldn’t have to keep popping the top off of the applicator. I brushed the fluid onto the butterfly blank and shook some Deep Blue Sky enamel onto the blank and heated until done. I only used one layer of Enamel and I still got this awesome result:
Then I edged the butterfly in Royal Sterling Enamel, again using my paintbrush and embossing fluid. When you use the fluid with a paintbrush you don’t have to re-dip the brush each time you use it- the brush retains a good amount of the fluid. For the body I used Ruby Red Slippers – the butterfly is SO sparkly, I tried to capture it but it is very difficult.
For my ATC I used a piece of cardboard from a mailing box. You can get a lot of ATC’s from one box and they are sturdier than using just paper. After I covered my cardboard with the decorative paper (I used a handmade paper in navy blue with little silver sparkles in it) I glued my frame and then my butterfly in the center.
I love the look of the multiple embossing enamels and I think the frame sort of holds it all together. I hope you are getting some warmer weather where you are; I’m keeping an eye out for the real butterflies!
I am entering my butterfly ATC in the following challenges – please stop by and check out all the hard work these folks do to make the challenges possible!
Aloha Fridays (Kitty Bee Designs) - #19, Things with Wings
Love to Create - #106, Anything Goes
Make my Monday - Spring
Created With Love Challenges - #77, Think Spring
Unruly PaperArts - RAQ1, Natures Gift
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