What to do with Stampendous Fran:tage
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Stampendous Fran:tage Embossing Enamels create beautiful gilded effects that can be used on a variety of projects from wood shapes to paper to cards to layouts! When used with the Glass Glitter and Mica Fragments, the results create spectacular textures and lots of visual interest.
Wood Designs : Classic Frame
Wood Designs : 12" Big Letter L
Stampendous : Fran:tage Embossing Enamels - Aged Gold
Stampendous : Fran:tage Glass Glitter - Champagne, Silver
Stampendous : Frant:tage Mica Fragments - Gilded
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad for Embossing
12" x 24" Cardstock
Martha Stewart : Acrylic Craft Paint - Glitter Florentine Gold, Satin Acorn
Embossing Heat Tool
1. Trace the wood shape onto a piece of 12" x 24" cardstock and cut out.
2. Paint the wood shape with coordinating acrylic craft paint.
3. Stamp a small area of the traced cardstock cut-out with distress embossing ink, then cover the ink with embossing enamel first, then the glass glitter and finally the mica fragments. Using an embossing heat tool, heat the mixture from beneath the cardstock until the embossing enamel melts and solidifies.
**WARNING** Embossing enamel is very hot so do not touch the enamel until it is cooled.
4. Section by section, repeat step three to cover the entire piece of cardstock with the embossing enamel, glass glitter, and mica fragments.
TIP: The cardstock shape may tend to curl when it is being enameled. For the frame shape, I left the cardstock under some weight overnight to remove the curling. This may be necessary with larger sized projects.
5. Once the cardstock shape is completely cooled, adhere the enameled cardstock to the front of the wood shape using Mod Podge.