Wednesday, 25 January 2017

WOW Powders

In my last post I mentioned that I was going to play with WOW Powders at a workshop run by our local craft shop.  So, today I have decided to show you what we made.

We were each given a set of 4 powders in  complimentary colours and these were ours to take home at the end of the day.  It was 'the luck of the draw' which colour palette we had to work with but we could also add extra colours to our projects from the craft shop stash, which extended our scope.

The bird on this project is covered with a WOW premium glitter called  Sparkles and the colour I have used is Jade.  This was pressed firmly on to the double sided sticky sheet that had already been applied to the shape.  Before fixing to the substrate, to ensure the glitter doesn't shed, I always fold a sheet of paper in half, enclose the glittered item inside the paper and give it a good old burnish with my fingers, making sure of course that every bit of the sticky sheet covering it, has been coated with glitter first!

The bird cage shape was pressed into an embossing ink pad and when it was thoroughly inked a graduation of different embossing powders were applied and then heated.

Before adhering to the project, the paper roses have been tapped on to an embossing ink pad and  edged with  Opaque Primary Process Blue embossing powder and then heated to melt the powder.  The same colour has been used to emboss the stamped flowers on the side panel of the project.  This blue is my least favourite from my allocation of powders as it is a much stronger colour than I would have chosen. In a future project, I think I will  try mixing it with some white embossing powder and see if it tones it down.  Another excuse to play with colour!

The  heart shape on this project has had circles of foil pressed onto the sticky sheet that covers it and the remaining exposed sticky area covered with Jade Sparkles.  I would like to try this in different colours, perhaps by applying circles of gold foiling and then a red glitter instead of Jade. 

The final card of the day was a quick and easy one using a background stamp and two different embossing powders, Under The Sea and Avocado.

Other powders used on these projects are Perissa and Fairy Tale.

It was certainly a most enjoyable and sparkly day - I'm sure that I left a trail of glitter all the way to the bus stop!

Thank you for visiting today.

Bye for now


  1. Beautiful projects, Anne, gorgeous colours too. It sounds like you had a great day at the workshop. xx

  2. What a fun day you must have had Anne - the projects look lovely, and sometimes working with colours that we would not choose ourselves is a good challenge.

  3. These look fab!
    Love how the final quick and easy cards came out!! The background stamps with the WOW powders are so effective!! x

    1. Thanks Lisa for another great workshop - already looking forward to the next one!

  4. It sounds as if you had a great day Anne. All three projects are beautiful and I really like all the colours very much. Very interesting techniques and I enjoyed reading how you did each one.

    I'm off to Loobi for the monthly class with Jacky in the morning. Barbxx

    1. I think you will enjoy the class, but be prepared for some measuring! I went to the Wednesday class - what a shame we weren't on the same one. Anne xx

  5. That's a good tip to burnish the glitter inside a folded piece of paper. I love the colors you have to work with, vintage sort of. These are very nice projects. It looks like you had a fun time.

  6. Beautiful creations Anne! I am your new follower and I came through Maxine's blog!
    xoxo olga

    1. Welcome Olga! I hope you will enjoy my posts. It is lovely to have another follower. Anne xx