Monday 20 August 2018

2018 #14: Baked Texture Skins with Hot Picks {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 13: Baked Texture

Embossing powders are often the first 'hook' that pulls a newbies into crafting. Miriam explores 3 techniques that suit this product so well! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a few ways that I have played, I mean experimented, with Baked Textures.  Nothing that I tried are new ways of using the Baked Textures but they were new to me, and I had a great time playing with them.

I wanted to see if I could use the chunkier Textures for more finer and smooth detail - and they worked a treat - I was really happy with what I discovered.  The best advice I can give is to get the Baked Textures out on your desk, and don't be afraid and have a play.  

I used the Baked Textures in 3 ways.  The first was to create the 'skin' which I embossed into using the amazing new Hot Picks HP1801EZ stamp set.

NEW: Hot Picks Set 1801 (HP1801EZ)

The 'skin' didn't go according to plan at first.  I had the idea of trying it and then stupidly did not think to layer the craft mat with Versamark first.  So, when I started to heat the first layer, the Baked Textures flew everywhere.  Needless to say, it took me an age to clear up and I will not be making that mistake again.

I used 4 layers of the Deep Sea Baked Textures to create the skin.  I love how smooth the result was.  On the 4th layer, I inked my stamp and while the Baked Texture was still hot, I stamped into it.  I left the stamp for a minute or so and then carefully peeled it back.  I loved the result!  It reminded me of a trip around an exclusive car factory in Italy earlier this year where they emboss into the leather for a very hefty sum.To make it stand out more I added a touch of Treasure Silver.

For the second way of using the Baked Texture I stamped the mathematical/science stamp and then embossed it using Vintage Beeswax Baked Texture.  I really can't tell you how much I love this 'flavour'.

The final way that I used the Baked Texture was to emboss the edges of my project using Rocky Road Baked Texture.  I wanted to draw the eye into the centre of the project and the detail around it.  Rocky Road is a lovely thick, granular Texture.  I loved how this turned out and it feels wonderful to touch!

I had so much fun using the Baked Textured.  I found them so versatile and fun to use.  They are work differently and can be used in so many ways.  They are a great addition to my craft stash.  I really encourage you to have a go for yourselves.  Don't be afraid and just play around and see what you can create.  But remember - if you want to create a 'skin' make sure you put a layer of Versamark down first!

Thank you for joining my tonight.  I hope you have enjoyed my post and take the lids off your Baked Textures!  

Blog:  Miriam's Creative Dreams

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geezercrafter said...

Fab project Miriam. Love how your skin turned out, must try this technique and the Rocky Road edges. I do love the new stamps!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great job Miriam !
Corrie x

Helen said...

gorgeous play (sorry, experiment!) with some fab results, Miriam.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, I love your experiments, Miriam! Can't wait to have a go!

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous project and great textures and also lovely work with new release Hot Picks. xx

Art By Wanda said...

Miriam, this is great!!! That image looks wonderful pressed into the melted powder!!

Words and Pictures said...

So, so cool, Miriam!
Alison x

Chris said...

That's a fantastic project Miriam, the texture is gorgeous!