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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Life is What Happens

I love playing with embossing paste and the challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge   
gave me a chance to try out something different this week.
My first project turned into a canvas inspired by the fact that we have one child off at school, the next one looking at colleges and the youngest turning into a teenager this year.  We are getting closer to that empty nest so I used that to create a canvas reflecting that.


This canvas started with embossing paste and an embossing folder with some tissue paper.   I used beeswax to attach the nest made up of lace, gauze and twine.  I also coated my bird with a layer of lace and bees wax.   Here is a close up of the background before I layered the images onto the canvas.

My second project I turned into a card:

Here are the step by step on what I did:


I painted a piece of cardboard from the back of a pad of paper with white paint.


I took white embossing paste and smeared it onto the background in an uneven pattern. 

I misted tissue paper with two shades of colors.
I placed the tissue paper on the wet embossing paste.

I then placed the embossing folder over the tissue paper on the embossing paste and brayered the surface of the embossing folder.

I repeated the process on the other side.


After I finished I let the embossing paste dry completely.  I then trimmed off the excess tissue paper. 

I then smeared white acrylic paint across the raised surface to pop the texture.

I used this same process on both the canvas and the card with different colors. You can see the Dylusion's spray picks up the white paint and tints it.


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 Ranger Melt Pot, Bees Wax,  Simon Says Stamp Viola Sprout Die,    Floral Oval Spellbinder die,  Spellbinders Oval Dies,   Dylusion Spray - Bubblegum PinkHeidi Swap Color Shine - Citron, Provo Craft Embossing Folder - Poppy Anna GriffinWendy Vecchi Embossing Paste, Brayer,   Memory Box - Meadow Dragonfly,    Simon Says Stamp - Feather Dies,   Chickadee,   Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Green, Orange, Ranger Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Memory Box - Leafy Branch Die, Stampers Anonymous - Other PlansStampers Anonymous - Alpha Type,   Ranger archival Ink - Jet BlackWhite Acrylic Paint,   Versamark Watermark Ink


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Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous projects Suzanne! Your textured backgrounds look amazing! Love the sweet scene on the canvas and pretty color combo on the card!

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  2. You are so clever with your mix media work Suzz. Both the canvas and the card are just awesome.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Suzanne..I love your canvas and the little bird and nest.I need to buy some paste and play..this is beautiful..love your card too and the gorgeous colours..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  4. Wow - such a great artwork and a fantastic inspiration! hugs, Dagmar.

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  5. fabulous use of embossing paste.
    the canvas is over the moon...AWESOME!
    well done!

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  6. I had no idea you could use an embossing folder in this way! Looks so fun, Susanne and your resulting canvas and card are amazing!

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  7. Thank you for the step by step! I must try this today:)

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  8. Beautiful project! Love the technique with the paste, tissue and embossing folder! I will give it a try! TFS!

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  9. Beautiful. Thanks for your explanation. Want to go and give it a try. Anneke.
    www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks so much for explaining how you did this! Can't wait to try it sometime soon. :)

    ~ Laura

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  11. Oohhh wow! Awesome technique using tissue paper! I've never seen that before and hope to try it soon. Thanks so much for explaining it!

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  12. Wow! Beautiful!! Thanks for explaining the technique to us. It will be fun to try!

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  13. Wow this is beautiful Suzanne! Truly one of my favourite canvas secenes ever! Thank-you for deets. Nicola x

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  14. Wonderful work.
    Thanks for showing
    the tissue embossing
    process.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Fabulous projects, Suzz! Love the way you've used the embossing folder to texturize the paste! Hugs, Sandra

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  16. Wow beautiful, what a great way to use an embossing folder in combination with paste.

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  17. I love Wendy Vecchi 's embossing paste and thank you for sharing a fantastic technique. Gorgeous project.

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  18. Two very lovely creations, Suzz! The birds make me long for Spring :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  19. Wow... both creations are gorgeous, Suzz. I love the beautiful textures you created and the color scheme are wonderful! Great inspiration. :)

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  20. What a fantastic technique with the embossing folder, Suzz - thanks so much for sharing the step by step - I definitely want to give this a go... amazing texture, and a really beautiful finished piece.
    Alison x

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  21. Wow Sue, I am so glad it was today that I got chance to stop by for a long overdue catch up. What a wonderful technique and thanks so much for the step by step. Now this I really must try because the result is so beautiful. I love both your card and canvas ........ and don't worry, they never completely fly the nest. I sometimes think I see more of my 'chicks' since they left than I did when they were living here, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  22. What a totally stunning piece!!! I absolutely adore the finished project and thanks for such a great step by step, - great inspiration!!

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  23. OMG!!! I love this! Thank you so much for the tut. Can't wait to try it. xxD

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  24. Absolutely stunning and so beautiful! A wonderful step by step tutorial for an amazing piece of artwork...just fabulous as always, Suzz! :)

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  25. From all the other comments, I can see that you must already know your technique is genius. The first thing I thought when I saw it was, "how'd she do that" and it's so nice of you to provide a step-by-step. Most amazing to me is that the great color came from the tint of the tissue paper. And won't the kiddos always be your baby birds no matter how far away they fly?

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  26. Hopped over from Simon to get the details. Great idea for using the embossing folder. The nest piece is fabulous!

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  27. I love your blog because you always show and teach unique and beautiful techniques. Thanks!!

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  28. Oh wow!!! I'm always on the look out for new and exciting ways of getting texture and pattern into projects and this is superb. So imaginative and clever. Must have a go. Jenny x

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  29. Your tissue wrap and embossing technique has blown me away! It's been a long time since I've seen such a crazy and awesome technique like this! WOW lady WOW!!!!

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  30. I love how you did this. I always tend to forget about my poor neglected embossing folders. What a great technique with the paste.

    But I must admit that those feathers are what first caught my eye. They're gorgeous!!

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  31. Holy cow! I am not exaggerating when I say this piece reached GENIUS status! Your techniques always blow my mind and this piece is one of my favorites. That nest made out of little scraps is too precious for words! And I love how you added the quote in those word strips. That birdie is adorable, too, and I thought this was a perfect fit for your "sort of empty nest" feelings. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful, talent-filled and tender piece!

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  32. Totally stunning technique! I love this! The works are both beautiful but the card is my favorite, so bright! BArbarayaya

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  33. Absolutely stunning Suzz, the backdrop is absolutely gorgeous, really eye catching. I love both designs and the bird and nest are simply beautiful. I love these and the technique . Tracy x

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  34. May I just say this is BRILLIANT???? It is just gorgeous. Can't wait to go home and try it (sneaking a peak on my lunch hour). The depth and detail are just stunning!! Thanks for the step by step!

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  35. What a great technique! Oh, I must try it! I absolutely love your canvas and the card. Thank you for sharing!
    Ingrid x

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  36. Suzz...I am LOVING your tissue wrap and embossing technique. I need to try that. Your canvas just blows me away. It makes me long for spring! Love the colors and all of the detail in the background. I also love your nest and that adorable little bird. Your card is lovely, too. <3 Candy

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  37. Both of these projects are Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  38. I didn't know you could use embossing paste with embossing folders! That sounds stupid when I write it! I guess since they both include the word "embossing", I should have figured they could be used together!

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  39. that embossing is out of this world!!! LOVE IT!

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  40. What a GREAT technique, Suzanne, and what pretty creations! LOVE the colors on BOTH! This post was spotlighted on Moxie Fab. Did you see it??

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