Friday, 28 February 2014

Time Flies Encased Quotation

'Time Flies Encased Quotation' by Neil Burley

This 'bottle cap' is in fact more like a mini-flan case, 5cm in diameter and available from Woodware Crafts stockists. I've used WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder in layers to encase the various bits 'n' bobs: bottom layer and butterflies are from Craftwork Cards Time Flies papers, the cog is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology line and the quote is printed ever so small; all are edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

By using my low airspeed Heat-It tool, I was able to heat the powder directly from above rather than pour in previously melted powder - much the same as if you were building layers with clear resin. Don't try this if you have one of the fast airspeed heat tools as it will just blow the powder everywhere - you'll have to use pre-melted powder and pour it on instead. This allows the elements to be placed in turn in the individual layers. The molten powder has soaked into the paper turning it translucent. Just make sure each layer is completely cool before starting the next so that you are only melting the powder and not the whole piece. 

The 'case' comes pre-pierced with two holes at the top so it can be used as a pendant - I chose to plug these with blue tack so I could fill with embossing powder. I hope this inspires you to use embossing powder for more than just lines!