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Last year I visited a craft fair and discovered in the paper decoration / paper crafting a super great new material.
Maybe some of you know it.
But here in german Cosplay scene, and perhaps also for many other countries it's really a novelty.
It can be used for paper decoration, for gemstones, paint and much more.
In this tutorial I made a kind of decoration for costumes versions/ setting for stones/ enamelling paper.
here two shops I found at the internet:
uk shop (only powder)
FOR MAKING GEMSTONES PLEASE READ THE LAST TIP
How to work step by step:
What materials do you need:
- Paper / paperboard (or laminated paper)
- Brush / pens / scissors
- heat dryer
- Acrylic paint / varnish
- WOW! Embossing Powder
- Embossing Ink Pad (or something like that)
- stamp as planned (usually for Embossing Powder)
- On request: Perfect Pearls - Colorpowder
- Baking paper as a base for quick and easy work
Draw the shape you want on your paper and cut it out.
Tip: You can't often cut the paper later. It is important to have everything in the exact shape.
Paint your paper with acrylic or varnish.
If you have laminated paper, you don't need this step!
Press the ink pad on your shape. It must be sticky and wet.
Now sprinkle the first layer "WOW! Embossing Powder" on the sticky paper.
Tip: You can use a bare paper placed under it.
Fold it once in the middle and after you're done pour your powder back into your box.
Heat the powder with the heat dryer.
You should be a handbreadth away with the heat dryer.
You can see exactly how the powder melting and begins to get a smooth surface.
EVERY layer is repeated in this way!
For a simple enamelling, you can do this 1 to 2 times.
If you want to impress a pattern, you will need 2 to 3 layers of embossing powder. How to recognize the pattern beautifully.
Here's an example: 1 layer and 3 layers
Each "WOW! Embossing Powder" and every "Perfect Pearl-Colorpowder" have different effects.
I wanted to antique gold. For that I use black Embossing Powder and "Perfect Pearls - Sunflower Sparkle"
I paint the colorpowder with a brush on my shape.
Heat it the last time.
IMMEDIATELY press the stamp on your shape and let cool.
Only when it is cooled off, you can remove the stamp.
Your shape with the pattern is finished.
All steps at a look (for example with a stone on it)
To pour stones / shapes, you need the following things:
- A little old pot or pan
- Stove or hot plate
Step 1: Heat the "WOW! embossing powder" in the pot
Step 2: Pour it into the mold
Step 3: Let it cool
Tip: You can use any leftovers again!