Fabulous Finds Friday — Embossing & Fragments

Here are two Fab Finds from Stampendous!:

The top jar is Embossing Enamel, a thick, textured embossing powder. At first, I wasn’t sure I’d like it because it’s so chunky. But it worked surprisingly well with this thin-lined stamp from Hero Arts, giving the image a nice steam-punked look:

Because the powder is so thick, it’s best to heat it from underneath, rather than above, as you would normal embossig powder. Here’s another cool technique — add a big layer of powder, melt, then stamp into it with a solid stamp (ink your stamp first with clear embossing ink, such as VersaMark):

Let the powder cool before pulling out the stamp. Dontcha love the gold specks?

The other jars, the Fragments, are colored mica bits that add a nice touch of texture without the traditional mica shine. Here’s a little somethin’ I whipped up just to experiment:

I used a layer of thick white glue then added the fragments, pressing them gently into the glue.

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