Saturday, March 3, 2012

Opals and Scraplets

Hello bloggers, 

It's my turn for a blog share ... it's been a while since I have used my Opals (super thick embossing powder) but after walking around the craft show a couple of weeks ago in Brisbane, I decided to get them out and have a play.

I started with some A2Z chipboard hearts, inked them up and embossed three layers of embossing powder.  Opals are brilliant for layer upon layer of embossing.  After I finished the last layer, I impressed it with a rubber stamp to give it some dimension.  (Don't use cuttlebug folders ... not a good idea!! Yes, speaking from experience - the opals are too hot for the plastic. And be careful not to touch the hot opals ... blisters!!)

Once the stamped impression had dried and cooled, I then rubbed in some Metallic Rubons.  This dulls down the shine of the Opals a little and adds some extra colour.  I did Red Opals with a gold rubon, and Gold opals with a red and gold rubon.  The little red heart also has some dimensional magic over the surface.

And here they are on a layout.  I really struggle to photograph acetate!  It looks great in real life, but I always manage to get a reflection in the photo!

Thanks for stopping by. We'd love to see what you create with Scraplets and Opals :)

Happy Weekend!!


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