We have a new challenge at CAS Mix Up.
First, here's my card.
And the challenge
Warning: This can be addictive!
Nance Salkeld (Soul Stampin') and I did this technique
with the Retreaters (Loll, Christine, Nancy, Susan, Darnell & Trina).
We used an inexpensive pancake griddle as our heat source
but loosely followed Kia's explanation in this post.
She links to a video on Facebook.
We didn't have the best results with a heat tool
(mainly because of our impatience and an alternative heat source).
So we used the electric griddle as seen in this video.
We covered the whole griddle with craft mats and
used parchment paper on top.
We die cut some shapes and laid them on the parchment paper,
sprinkled a heavy layer of clear embossing powder on top,
covered it with a Corning lid and watched it melt.
When the embossing powder was in a puddle, we added colored
embossing powders and whatever else we could find that
would melt in it.
My chunky Frantage worked really well as well as fine and
chunky glitter. I even dropped some microbeads in a few pieces.
This butterfly used red WOW red embossing powder over the clear
with some fairly coarse glitter added to the puddle.
The background is a piece inked with thick rubber bands
and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
It just cried out for a red butterfly for some reason.
There are video tutorials over at
CAS Mix Up
and super inspiration pieces from all our Design team
as well as our fabulous Guest Designer, Jane (Purplejet Loves Crafts).
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Choose Joy (PTI)
Ink: Encore Gold
Paper: Neena, Gold Foil
Other: Rubber Bands on acrylic block, Gold EP, Stitched Butterfly Trio Die (PS), Embossing Powders (Clear, Red), Glitter, Foam