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Colorful Embossed Embellishments

Inspiration - Gatherings


Back to my inspiration board  Pretty Little Paper Crafts for some more mass making embellishments. I am still experimenting with faux jewelry pieces and this time I chose clay charms as my inspiration to try to translate to a paper project.

What I like best is the color, the shine and the detail in the hearts. I thought I would use my tiny die cuts as shown but then I decided once again to use my embossing folders to help me achieve dimension and I began with colored card stock so I didn’t have to worry about adding color to the background. Also I’m using some bright colors that I usually don’t use for cards. 3D embossing folders would be ideal but my few are more background images so I soaked (spray away, both sides) my card stock with water to get a very detailed emboss on mine. I’m hoping this will be a mass make project.

Links to the original source are included if there are any.

Happy paper crafting

More clay charms of a different shape. I’m going to be hard pressed to find some tiny add ons. Love the birds.

My first inspiration piece is by eatcakecreate (site under maintenance). I love the craftsman feel of the charms and I was especially drawn to the colors.

A little more bohemian but I doubt I’ll be adding any metallic to these pieces since I’ve already done that in a previous mass make.

More subdued but I love the color combination and that it looks like glass.

This one is very muted and natural.

Just a few specks of color but the detail is amazing. This could probably be achieved by inking an embossing folder but the vibrant color is what caught my eye in the first piece and that is what I am hoping to achieve.

Finished Pieces

I think this experiment is going to require a plan C. I got my best results with soft pastels after trying to ink the embossing folder failed but I definitely should’ve used a spray fixative instead of brushing on gloss finish. I also didn’t like the darker but bright card stock colors as a base and I felt the design was more visible on lighter colors. I didn’t try black but i will.

I am going to try re-creating the framed inspirational pieces but I thought adding a bird was cute. I will try to resist using a tiny brush as that will take too long.

I continued with the pastels, as a mass make I’m going to say pastels and frames were easiest. I could make many of these in a short time. This time I lightly spray misted the frames with gloss to avoid losing the pastel.

I didn’t add any backs or embellishments, I’ll make something with them later.

I showed all finished pieces in the video, even the ones that failed. I’ll keep them as some I did like but I’ll be re-doing this project soon and if the fails don’t fit with a project they can be painted over using some other technique.

Finished piece using one of the frames.

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