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Sunday 25 April 2010

Midnight Crafter

I just took this picture of the moon 5 minutes ago:

..from the window of my attic space craft room.  The room is not tidy yet, I've just cleared enough of a space to craft in it, lol. 

I am definately a late night person though, 'I don't do mornings' (well, apart from the very early ones that start after midnight!)  Most of the crafts you see me do on here are produced very late at night, because that is the time I do them.  It does make it tricky to take photos though as artificial light does not produce very good pictures. Sometimes I will take another picture in daylight the next day to replace the nightime shots.  There you go, a little secret I have let you into about the way I work and blog! ;-)

Tonight I tried a new technique I learned from a blog the other day called artsaveslives.  The technique is called 'inlaid embossing'. 
(Ooh, my crafting light has killed the sparkle on these!)

Anyway, to do this effect I covered a chipboard shape with clear embossing ink and then embossed it with silver embossing powder.  After it had heated and cooled down I stamped the image on top with some more clear embossing ink.  I then put black embossing powder on that and heated that up.  

Think I may use them as embellishments for scrapbooking pages or maybe tags.  Tags seem very popular in crafting these days.

Here is the heart:
..and here is the flower:
(I used just part of the stamp with the girl on - a freebee from a recent 'Craft Stamper' magazine)

See you tomorrow,


PepPop said...

Ooh I like these! Really like the heart one. I think it's the peace and quiet late at night that helps with creating. From one night owl to another Jaqui x

Kandi said...

Me too, they are fab! I see everything as jewellery and could see these on a thong as a necklace.
I am the opposite of you too, I get grumpy if I am up after 10pm. Kandi x

Nicky Stevenson said...

Thanks for the comments. These pieces are pretty big, too big to go on jewellery really.

Embossing isn't difficult but its another bit of crafty kit to buy if you haven't got any of it already.

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