Thursday, August 20, 2020

Experimenting with Embossing Glazes

Hi everyone.  I have three cards to share with you today.  They are all the same design.  The only difference is the colour of the bell.

These cards are from a play day with Susan and Christine, using embossing glaze.  I started by stamping Christmas Story in a soft gray for the background.  I used a new Sweet Poppy Stencil - Bell to add embossing paste over top.  Then sprinkled embossing glaze (broken china for above card) and heat set while the paste was still wet.  It adds some lovely texture as the paste bubbles and bursts.

The next card uses fired brick embossing glaze ...
It wasn't until I was cropping my photos, that I noticed the bell above is a reverse the first blue bell.  The stencils are made of steel and I hadn't noticed that I turned it over. :)  I like it both ways. :)

For the final bell I used speckled egg embossing glaze. This is a very subtle colour so it doesn't show up as much at the above two, but it is pretty (even more so in real life).
I'll be making more of these bells in the different colours. :)

Check out the embossing glaze cards done Susan and Christine during our session.  You'll be inspired!


Since this is a new-to-me never-before-used-schtuff I will be heading over to the NBUS #17 gallery ...


Thanks for stopping by!

Products
Christmas Story (Penny Black)
Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper (140 lb.) - Blick Art Materials







Stamps:  Christmas Story (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories & Tools:  Bell stencil (Sweet Poppy), White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), Stencil Pal, Embossing Glazes: Broken China, Fired Brick, Speckled Egg, Hickory Smoke (Tim Holtz), heat tool

Challenges:
NBUS #17 Challenge

33 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

your Christmas bells are spectacular Loll, the embossing paste and glaze are so pretty. I loved this technique and will be buying stencils and more glazes because of this :)

Susan said...

Love them in every colour variation! And very interesting that one of them is the reverse of the others! I like the stencil both ways. I need to try the stencil technique again - only my stamped ones turned out to my satisfaction. It was fun trying out our embossing glazes together.

I Card Everyone said...

They are wonderful over top of that lovely Christmas story background, Loll!
No glazes around here - but one never can tell when one might have a shopping trip on the inner web!
Thanks for sharing your fun play-date!
=]
[I'm quite surprised by the greenish tone of the speckled egg! I had somehow thought of it as blue]

Barb Ghig said...

I love all the texture you created using embossing glaze, Loll! The details on the bells make them the perfect choice for this technique and I really love your choice of colors...especially 'speckled egg' with the soft gray background! Thanks for sharing this with us...I can't wait to try it for myself ~ Barb xx

Marcia Hill said...

Your cards are ALL absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! I've never heard of embossing glazes, but I'm very intrigued after seeing these cards! The bell stencil you used is beautiful and you used one of my favorite Christmas background stamps too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Bonnie said...

What a pretty bell, Lolly! Love it with all that dimension and each color is gorgeous against the soft gray stamped background!

Cathy said...

Beautiful effects! Have been looking at these and wondering how thed be used, now I know! Gorgeous cards, love the background stamp too, Cathy x

Pat said...

All three bells look so pretty and dimensional in all three colours against the soft grey script backgrounds Loll, and the stencil looks great either way round. I have been for a look at the wonderful cards made by Susan and Christine too..all beautifully creative. x

nancy littrell said...

Wow... how fun to get 4 cards out of your Zoom play day, Lolly. I LOVE all 4 of your bells in beautiful colors. Love the texture from the EB glaze and your wonderful stamped Christmas Story Background. I am off to check out Susan's card (saw Christine's antique beauty already). I will be checking out Jennifer's technique link too. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs..Nancy

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely combination Loll! Wonderful!!

Thanks for Sharing, God bless and keep you safe, and all those you love, hugs Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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Julie B said...

Not come across these new glazes but the effect does look interesting so I may have to go search the web! ;)
What a great idea to have a zoom craft day! Stay safe, x

Anita in France said...

So pretty, Loll ... each of the colours is just lovely against the neutral background ... and what fabulous touchability! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful and elegant cards Loll, love the background with the simple but beautiful glazed bell.
Faith x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous bells with the glaze, Loll - it's hard to pick a fave!! Just love the bell over the text background and each color of bell pulls me a different way. Bet you had fun on your crafting day - off to check out Susan's and Christine's glaze projects...

Brenda in IN said...

All three are beautiful. Embossing glaze is new to me so I can't wait to watch the video and see what it's all about.

HilaryJane said...

What a beautiful and simple Christmas card and so easy to replicate. That is a great stencil. I will have to check out embossing glaze xx

Linda said...

These are beautiful Loll. The pretty bell is perfect over that text background and the glazes have given such a great texture over the paste ... love it!

Robyn Oliver said...

Brilliant technique using the embossing glazes - three gorgeous bell cards - Love them Loll, - I really like the subtle one with the speckled egg... hugs Robyn

My Paper Epiphany said...

Really special cards! I love all 3 colours. I'm a bit addicted to these embossing powders and need more colours!

Ros Crawford said...

They are so pretty! You did a super job my friend

sallysbitz2 said...

All three cards are beautiful but the red one really catches my eye x
Great technique x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Trina P. said...

A lovely trio, Loll. Bonus that the reverse stencil image looks great, too. Looks like an interesting technique... will have to check out JG’s video.

Jo said...

Yummy beautiful texture. What a beautiful stencil, you chose so smartly and they all came out quite awesome. Extra special Christmas cards xx

Jo said...

Such an elegant card, your colouring of the petals is pretty incredible. Love the light on this bloom.

Brenda said...

Wow, these cards are gorgeous Loll!! I love the stencil you used of the bell, it is beautiful and stunning in it's own right, but then the colors of embossing glaze really look amazing on that background. The glaze stuff you used is so cool looking, gives cool texture it looks like. I love that speckled egg color! I'm going to have to check out this glaze! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

These three bell cards are lovely, Loll! The texture created by the embossing paste and the embossing glazes is unique and interesting (bubble and burst effect). The bell colors look wonderful with the light gray text stamping!
Glad to hear you had a fun crafty play date with Christine and Susan. :-)
Hideko xx

Darnell said...

These are all really pretty, Lolly! It sounds like you had fun playing with your new glazes! I'm going to have to watch a video on this because I didn't even know you could heat emboss embossing paste. So much to learn, so little time, lol! Hugs, Dolly

Darnell said...

p.s. Thanks for sharing again at NBUS! xxoo

Bobby said...

I not only went to see what Susan and Christine did but I also watched Tim demonstrate the embossing glazes. I love them and they look beautiful over the paste like you used them. It's going to be difficult deciding which ones to get since I can't afford them all.

ann gorgone said...

Thank you for info on the Bell. I just purchased it and will purchase some glazes. Hope they turn out as beautiful as yours.

Leslie Miller said...

That's a beautiful bell stencil and the embossing paste and glaze gives it amazing texture. The bell looks good turned either way. Really love the background, too!

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful metal stencil and yes I love it both ways around too. the background stamping looks fabulous and what glorious cards, all three of them x.

BożenA said...

WOW! I'm not sure what glaze you mean ... is it embossing powder? Anyway, the end result is great and I love each color version.
xx