Hi there! So glad you stopped by for Featured Product Friday! My sweet friend Michelle from Scrap n’ Grow had a great suggestion for the second installment of Featured Product Friday…Embossing Powder. There’s a wide variety of Embossing powders available in the craft market today. So many it’s tough to decide which one to use. Is one brand better than the other? Personally, I think it really depends on your preference, the type of medium you work with and the overall feel you want your finished project to have.
Today I’ll be showing you some of my favorite embossing powders and how I use them with different mediums. I’d love for you to share your favorite embossing powder projects at the end of this post. I’m interested to see what brands you like and how you incorporate embossing powders into your projects.
Most of the Embossing Powders I use most often are from Stampendous and Ranger Ink. I wish I could try them all but there’s only so many hours in a day
First up, Antiquities Embossing Powder from Ranger Ink! There are several styles available in the Antiquities line. I have really enjoyed using the ones that I have (Frosted Crystal and Patina) so in this case I DO plan on trying them all! Frosted Crystal is my favorite so far.
I started my project by stamping in white ink (Colorbox Frost White) with Stampers Anonymous “Tiny Things” and embossing with Antiquities Frosted Crystal.
I love the Frosted Crystal because of the subtle vintage sparkle it gives .
Next, I stamped over the embossed image (slightly off-center) with Archival ink. The Frosted Crystal will show through and give your images a sharp 3 dimensional look you are going to love!
I wound up using these tags to label my Ranger Ink supplies. If you missed my Ranger Ink Storage post you can check it out here.
Holographic Embossing Powder
Holographic Embossing Powder (also from Ranger Ink) is my absolute favorite! I love sparkle and shine and Holographic Embossing powder delivers!
You can use Holographic embossing powder to add pizzaz to a variety of surfaces. Here I have used it on Tim Holtz Idea-ology adornments.
Start by swiping the adornments with Distress Embossing Ink…
Sprinkle with Holographic Embossing powder and heat with a heat gun!
Distress Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Powder is another favorite of mine. It takes a while to heat but the result is well worth the wait! My favorite medium to use Distress embossing powder on is metal. Any kind of metal will do.
Here I have used Black Soot Embossing Powder on Foil Tape with the Stampers Anonymous “Tiny Things” set. I used my embossed foil tape to create Stickles Storage.
Here’s an awesome video from Tim Holtz where he explains the ins and outs of using Distress Embossing Powder
I wish I had time to go over every Embossing Powder I own, but like I said “only so many hours in a day”. I’ll have some more embossing projects featuring Stampendous Embossing powders coming up soon.
I’ve added some of my other embossing projects to the link list below and would love for you to add your links as well. It does not have to be a new project and you may add as many links as you like as long as it is an embossing powder project.
For more embossing inspiration and ideas check out my Embossing Pinterest Board.
Have an awesome day!!