Trying Out Stampendous Embossing Enamels

So I was at the ‘Craft4Crafters’ Show at the Bath and West Showground (UK) last weekend and I got a few bargains at the Stampendous stand. The most exciting of which were some Fran-tage embossing enamels:

aged embossing enamels tubs

aged embossing open powders

chunky powder tubs

chunky open powders

I tried them out as soon as I got home. They are different to everything else I’ve tried. I found that heating with a heat tool from underneath worked the best. I went for chunkier stamps and each time I used them the effects were a bit different. They give a distressed kind of look that I love and I think they will be a great addition to backgrounds, especially when teamed with distress oxides or brushos.

Here are the chunky gold and silver powders. I love the thickness of the final look, like liquid metal. These examples were both just one layer of powder:

chunky gold

chunky silver

This is the aged spice (it’s hard to get a decent photo as the light reflects off it):

aged spice butterfly

This is the aged black, which is actually a mix of grey, black and gold:

aged black bee

This is the shabby pink, it’s impossible to show in a photo, but it’s a lovely mix of pink and white with gold glitter:

pink butterfly

You can also use it without an ink pad if you heat it underneath. You’d be better with a heat tool with a lower setting, but I managed with my powerful, blowy heat tool. This is what it looks like sprinkled on a brusho and rubber stamped background:

shabby pink corner

This is the aged black on a brusho background:

aged black cogs.jpg

Whereas for this next one the brushos were added after the embossing enamel:

aged black cogs2

This post is just a taster really. I need to experiment more with using them on different surfaces and on die cuts and edges etc. To be continued…..

The stamps I’ve used are:

  • Docrafts Urban Stamps – Craft Collections – Pastels
  • Inkadinkado – Fluid Motion
  • Ranger melt Art – Texture Treads – Graphic Gears
  • Papermania Capsule – Geometric Neon

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