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Embossing Tape Technique

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Creative JumpStart, Embossing, Tutorial Video

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Those of you who were part of the Creative JumpStart 2013 saw the videos that me and my artist friends posted on my website throughout January. The videos are not available here anymore, since I have to make room for new fun things to come ..still thinking ;) …but I thought it would be nice to repost my 10 technique videos over the next couple weeks- so that you have access to them whenever you want.

And now let’s jump to the first video in my Über*Media Creative JumpStart 2013 Workshop which was on how to create Embossing Tape- a technique I do love a lot for the fun effects you can get.

If you have no external speakers on your pc – turn up the volume a lot (the audio is very low in this video)

This and the other techniques are part of some of my Über*Media Online Classes. They are there to free your creativity with techniques and how-to’s that go beyond one certain project. I want you to learn something new that you can adapt to your own style and can use for many projects to come.

Über*Media classes are dedicated to different kinds of media that cross a variety of materials.

I do have several Über*Media Workshops available right now for example Über*Media -PanPastel, -Acrylic Paint, -Gesso, -Acrylic Ink and -FoamStamplifier.

For my Creative JumpStart Über*Media Workshop I will show you some of my favorite Über*Media Techniques that you can use in your Mixed Media, Scrapbooking, Altered Art and/or ArtJournal Projects.

 

And here are the supplies I used in the video:

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I hope you enjoyed this little technique.

Have an amazing day!

nat

 

Nat

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  • Gunvor

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    That technique is soo cool! Thanks for reminding me!

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  • Donna

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    Thanks for sharing this technique here, I saw it and tried it in January and somehow FORGOT about it shortly thereafter!
    Hope you are settling in well here in USA.
    Peace,
    Donna

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  • muriel

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    How nice to post the techniques again. It helps to refresh inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you are preparing.

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  • Kathy P

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    Thanks for bringing this back, Nat! I need the refresher for sure….there were so many awesome techniques in this class, and I missed seeing it here!

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Thanks for sharing this! x

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  • Denise spillane

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    Loved this. I like to make my own tapes so this is another to add to my bag of techniques

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  • Denise spillane

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    Loved this. I like to make my own tapes so this is another to add to my bag of techniques

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  • Amante del Papel

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    Nat thank you so much, for sharing this videos is very useful!

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  • Carmen Lucero

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    Thanks for making these videos available – I wasn’t able to complete the projects, so it’s nice to have a second opportunity! You rock!!

    Carmen L

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Second Floor Challenge #9: Embossing Powder

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in 2nd Floor, Embossing, Gesso, Mixed Media

Are you ready to take the second floor this time? If you have no clue what I am talking about- read all about it here :) The Second Floor Challenge

So today is our 8th Second Floor Challenge: Embossing Powder

Click here to see what Julie did

Whatever that means to you or however it inspires you.  The prompt is simply meant to get you started.  The level of challenge you aim for is entirely internal and up to you

Embossing Powder- cool – I love Embossing Powder. I use it in many different ways and I love to try out all kinds of different media as embossing agents. If you have ever been at one of my life workshops you know that ;) You have used all kinds of stuff for it…Acrylic Paints was one of them. So started like this on a small tiny canvas

I spread black gesso over since I know I wanted different colored embossing powders on top of it and I hoped the black gesso would make the colors pop more.

It was like cooking …BAM! some more spicy embossing powder right into the kisser wet gesso.

Next was heating, and I had a suspicion already that this mixture would be a bit dangerous in case of the fumes…and boy was I right…yikes. I bet this is highly unhealthy and recommend almost a mask and a well ventilated area. But still I was pleased with the result.

Time to take it to the second floor – I sprayed it with water based spray paints

and BAM! sprinkled some golden embossing powder over it here and there – off heating again

Loved the results….and then used it right away for a present for a special girl

here is a close up of the Gesso-Embossing

What I learned from this challenge:

  1. I love the texture and patina aged look the embossing powder with the black gesso created. Actually to tell you the truth it makes me giddy :)
  2. this is NOT healthy! not something I would teach in a workshop. Black Gesso by Golden already has on their lable that it contains chemicals that are known to cause cancer…and embossing powder is essentially plastic, so melting it together like crazy is obviously a crazy nut case’s idea! I will wear a mask next if I do it again!
  3. I love that through the combination of those two media the heat resulted extra dimension stayed once it was dried. Pretty pretty cool.
  4. If you reheat colored gesso again and put the heat too long on it, it can loose its color at parts and gets white spots. Which in this case was cool! But something to keep in mind.
  5. I liked working on a smaller surface for this technique – first it was out of economic reasons as to not waste a huge amount of embossing powder if that technique would not work, but then it also was fun to incorporate this in a bigger project using different techniques then again.

If you’d like to leave a link showing off what you did in response to this challenge, here’s the linky list:


hugs

Nat

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  • Alicia

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    Muy bonito Nat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Besos

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  • mjmarmo

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    How cool is that. I do not have any black gesso. I do have some embossing powders though…….MIght have to try something like this!

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  • Andrene

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    Gorgeous!! The colors definitely pop with the black gesso and the background is divine too!!

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  • Maggie M

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    AWESOME Nat! I’m going to definitely give this a try:)

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  • Mary M.

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    Love this technique Nat! Gotta get some black gesso and try this!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Please don’t inhale too many fumes while creating Nat.
    Good to see that Julie posted the same day as you did;-O
    I love the texture that you got.

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  • peg

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    wow, that looks so cool, gonna have to give it a go.
    Thanks for the inspo :-*

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  • SusanJane

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    Because of the dust and fumes I have always worked in small areas only. I guess you could tackle larger pieces by standing back and doing the same with breaks between each section. With good lighting you can tell if the powder has hardened and not have your face in it.

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  • Cuchy

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    ohhhh it’s me, it’s me!!!! and you even took a risk with the fumes!! ;)
    Thank you sweetie. You made my day! Can’t wait to touch it.
    Loves

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  • Mag&scrap

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    Wonderful Work with these embossing powder !

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  • lizmaynz

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    I’m sorry but I just read the part where Nat tells us Black Gesso by Golden already has on their label that it contains chemicals that are known to cause cancer!
    I mean should we be worried especially those of us that use our fingers to paint with? I already get cancer in the bladder every so often and have to get that taken out each time with out endangering myself with using a product that could essentially put me at risk again. Sorry but my health is under so much stress as it is with out this added worry.

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  • Kathy Gledsdale

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    Really lovely!

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  • ruby t

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    I love these experiments and the spirit with which you and Julie do them.
    Perhaps put black gesso down, let dry and put on the clear embossing ink so the fumes will not get too bad.
    Can you also tell us about the background of the finished piece-the blue lettering and the misting technique? I know that was not part of the project but curious about the stamping of the lettering look.
    thanks

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  • Geles

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    Oh Nath, I like this work, and Cuchy is a special woman!!. Thank you for the explain it….. I don’t know if I write well. Kisses

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  • osmancm@comcast.net

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    I would not of thought to use black gesso. thanks for sharing your process….I really liked the results.

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  • Riikka

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    Oh my gosh how gorgeous is that! <3

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  • Carrie

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    WOW! That really looks fabulous. What a shame that it’s so toxic… Well, we could just be like Michelle Ward and not worry about it. She uses all kinds of toxic stuff! Is that black gesso super thick? It looks really dimensional, which just makes the project even cooler :)

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      HI Carrie, yes the black Gesso is really thick….it is like melted marshmellows- LOL .Have a wonderful day ! Nat

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      hi jessica, love your post. i already visited. sorry for the linkz mistake, we changed it to the right date.

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  • marjiekemper

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    Thanks for experimenting and sharing… I think I’ll pass on heating up my cancer agent, lmao…. but I do appreciate seeing your beautiful results!

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  • msmathey

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    WOW – you are amazing – this project is awesome!

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  • scrappegal

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    AWESOME!!!!! :)

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I want to ride my bicycle

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Embossing, ScrapArtZine, Scrapbooking Layouts, Stencils and Masks

A layout that reminds me on sunnier days in Hamburg ;) Yes yes…I know …we Hamburgers love to talk about the weather- but hey…it is EXTREME – LOL. The funny thing is…the TRUE Hamburger rides his/her bike at any weather…and I do only take it out when the weather is absolutely fab. Which means…this year my bike is having a sad sad time in the cellar ;)

This Layout was part of my article about the Crafter’s Workshop Templates in the Summer issue of the ScrapArtZine.

I had layered Julie’s amazing star stencil sveral times using acrylic paints.

Supplies: Crafter’s Workshop Template Layered Stars, Studio Calico Die Cut Papier Blue Bracket und Love Bird,Fancy Pants Windy Day, Pink Paislee Chipboard Tiles, Pink Paislee Ephemera Die Cuts, Prima Songbird Alpha Sheet, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L MyStik und 3D Foam Pads, Liquitex Heavy Acrylic Paint

 

How about you? Do you like riding your bicycle?

 

huge hugs

Nat

 

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  • Conny

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    *gg* ich bin diejenige, die immer hinter den kindern am rad herrennt ;-) – zählt das? ach ja das wetter war schon extrem aber ich glaube, wir hatten seit jahren nicht so nen schönen august und dazwischen die abkühlungstage waren auch gut sonst wär ich aufgangen wie ein germteig …*gib bescheid, wieviel wörter du nicht verstehst*

    Stencils auch am Layout mit Acryl zu verwenden – notiert – vorallem ich bin jetzt eingedeckt mit ecogreen acryl farben *gggggg*

    glg aus wien
    conny

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  • Marsha.

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    My bike is my main mean of transport. No U- bahn here… There are busses, but I prefer my bike. Even when it rains…
    The leisurely bike tour I had on my list for this Summer still has to take place though. That just didn’t sound attractive with temperatures above 28 degrees C, or with Fall like weather (like today)… Maybe I should add it to my Fall list ;-).

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  • mjmarmo

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    Love this! My biks is lonely sitting in the garage. We have not done much riding at all this year!

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  • Martha Richardson

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    I don’t own a bike but I feel so sad that YOUR bike is sad ;( Great LO!

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  • Eniko Farkas DeLisle

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    Nathalie, I love this layout! Unfortunately, I never learned how to ride a bike, but it sure looks like a lot of fun! I’m curious how you got those hexagons…are they buttons? Did you cover them yourself? Hugs, Eniko

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Eniko…those hexes came in a Cocoa Daisy monthly kit and they are fabulous. Kinda like a glossy chipboard accent that is self-adhesive.
    I simply love this LO Nat. My bike has been in my shed for over 8 years without a ride from me. In fact, at this point we call it the parts bike:-(

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  • Lisa Flaherty

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    I don’t think I have a bike right now. My husband designs bikes and is heavy “in the industry”, so we always have various bikes and parts laying around, but even when one is considered “my” bike, it’s really just a matter of time before the seat is repurposed, or the pedals have been reassigned, or the handlebars have gone missing. Lol! Now that my kids can both ride, we need to leave a set of bikes built up and ready to ride and get out there and do it!

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