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Monday, 27 August 2018

Get Wrapped Blog Hop - #29 to 40

Let's Get Wrapped Blog Contest!

We are blog hopping with some amazing people today all in the name of fun, and cross brand creativity. 


Of course there will be a prize pack valued over $150 USD from PaperArtsy, Seth Apter, Eileen Hull & Emerald Creek.


To be entered you must pop by and comment on each of the blog posts. 
(We don't want you to miss any of the tips and tricks.)

Contest closes Aug 29th at midnight and a winner will be announced Aug 30th, 2018.

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I am up with my Wrapped Journal and I went a route very different to me. For starters, I didn't make it acetate. I love making clear books and pages.


To start I pulled out a lot of my Paper Artsy paints for Seth Apter and then dug around for stamps, dies and stencils.


and then I stared.......

and stared.......

and stared LOL!

It honestly took me 2 days to start. 
I needed a reason, and my reason became Sample Books of all of my Emerald Creek embossing powders. I have 174 colours and counting.


 I picked up My splatter die and got started. First I thought i could cut into the mat board and then peel out the image leaving a debossed relief. It DIDN'T work, the mat board is insanely stiff and peeled out uneven and awful.

So I picked my paints, Steel Grey, Green Patina, Glacier Ice and Pea Coat (for Tracy Scott).

I just started drizzling, smooshing, spritzing and brushing. 

Then I sprinkled Charred Gold over the paint and let it all dry overnight. (partly because I had to move on to other tasks, and because I didn't want to use a heat tool and melt the powder. The next day I added a watered down white wash of Glacier Ice over most of the project. Once it was dry, I started heating to see what the powder would do. ...AND I LOVE the effect.  The gold started bust through the paint. I could control the areas I as melting so I could also maintain a nice gritty texture too.






I cut a die of the splatter and then burnished Patina Oxide into the sticky sookwang side and spot melted only. I added some of the blue and grey ColorBox Blends (man its hard to not type the 'u' in Colour) and then added and blended to fill in voided areas. and finished it off with some Charred Gold embossing powder.






On the inside I used the same colours but I started with Seth's Story Time Stencil and inked in lines and the words - Parts, Time and Story were my fave pieces.

Quick tip, pouring direct to the inside of the cover and using a makeup sponge and Crackle accents added a nice and fast effect.

Then I had an idea to twist the Wire into the word Classic for the book of basic or 'Classic' colours. I was trying to think how best to do it and then I figured if I picked a font and sized it to the spine, then I could trace over the letters with Wire.

Pick this up from Eileen's Etsy Shop. The Twist assist is simple and easy to attach to the table and makes the tool work on any surface









The folds on the spine were flashing bright white so I grabbed by Deco Art Dynasty Brush and painted, pushed and dabbed ink into the creases.

I also decided to treat the wire letters and edges in Midnight Black EP because it looked too unfinished.


Quick tip - Skip embossing ink, just heat metal objects and dip in the powder. You can continue to heat and drip off the excess stuck to the metal until the detail returns.







Then I wanted to add my Business Card to the face, because this will be one of my samples at shows. I had to treat the edges in Gold on the top and bottom and then inking the 2 sides.
Then I brushed the business card with crackle for a perfect worn glossy finish.


And it still needed something so a couple of filigree corners, lightly painted and couple of Black flowers.



I made my insert pages and then stencilling some dots so I could Stamp over the black to show the effect of the embossing powder. I used the Oriental Flowers stamp and Ranger Emboss It dabber to start embossing over the black.





Not all embossing powder can be known how it will melt by looking at the bottle. See Candy Red and Candy Crimson Red. Candy Red will cover a colour and stay true, Crimson Red blends to the background. This will be a really important tip when it comes to the pearls & stones later.


I added the barcoded labels to the back so now it will be a quick reference order book too!



I added a muslin bag to the inside for some samples and used the Steel Grey paint smeared on my mat and then took letters out of Seth's Journal Jargon Stamps From IO.



A few photos of the project at the end.







Emerald Creek  Supplies used:

(click on any product link below to shop)

STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Emboss It Dabber
Seth Apter Products
Eileen Hull Products
Paper Arsty Products

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Your Turn - Start hopping and get in your entries!


188 comments:

  1. Oh wow Kim, what a fabulous way to keep your samples, your wrapped journal is gorgeous! I love the beautiful colours you used and the wire 'classic' is incredible. An amazing blog hop! Anne xxx

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  2. Thankyou for the great tip on using ep on metal. I will have to try this myself

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    1. thank you for stopping by and I am glad I could offer a tip :)

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  3. Thanks for showing how to make letters out of wire with the twist and style tool.The binding looks lovely with the wire words .

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  4. Wow! Fascinating process and what a great tutorial!

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  5. Super fun way to keep track of supplies!

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  6. So many great tips! Thanks especially for the one about heating metal and applying embossing powder.

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  7. Love!!! 😍 Such a great idea for samples! And expandable for when you create new powders!

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  8. Wow, what a great way to showcase all these amazing products! Love your album! So many great tips too!

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  9. Wow, gorgeous and fun. Love the twisted wire you embossed. Hugz

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  10. Fabulous project, so many amazing techniques x

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  11. Beautiful creation. 174 colors,I am jealous. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. I enjoy the hop very much and saw beautiful creations along the way. It took me all morning but it was more than worthy.

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    2. LOL thats why we gave a few days. we knew this one was an intense group. Its also why we made the prize count ;)

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  12. wau what a great job, lovely

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  13. These powders are my new favorite. Love using them and the look they achieve. But more colors? Yes please!

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  14. Wow great techniques to try x

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  15. Cool journal! I love your embossing powders, they rock!!

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    1. Thanks Maggi. It was a fun collaboration with everyone

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  16. Wow Kim! I absolutely love what you did with the layering and drying of paints and powders! So cool!!These types of experiments are so fun, but never turn out exactly the same! lol Great ideas for your signatures with your samples colors(no U) lol I am a HUGE fan of Emerald Creek's powders and so happy that you took over your uncles business- good for you,brave one!
    Thanks for sharing and bringing this fun hop! On my way to discover more!
    hugs,Jackie xx

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  17. wow! I have been out of the creative world for awhile and this is the first I am seeing your amazing products! Fabulous stuff, it is making my fingers tingle..perhaps my creative mojo is coming back!!

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    1. Awe Thanks Mary. you brought the biggest smile to this face. Hugs

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  18. Wow! What an amazing project. I have never seen anything like this.

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  19. So many great tips in this post. And a gorgeous journal to boot! Looking forward to the rest of the fabulous creations in this hop. Thanks!

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  20. Wire letters!! OMG! Amazing project.

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  21. Kim, what an awesome way to show how your powders work. Fist of all, it is just gorgeous! I would want to pick it up just to feel the textures and see the colors up close. It's also such an amazing reference, I had no idea that some colors are completely opaque while others let the background show through. Fabulous project! Would love to see this in person sometime! Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful projects in the hop!

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    1. I look forward to when our trips around the world land us in the same place one day! I would saay good luck but you seem pretty lucky lately LOL

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    2. I am praying my luck holds out, cause these are some of my favorite products! An oh I would love to meet you and create together someday Kim!

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  22. This is a good use of the journal. Love the cover!

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  23. Amazing use of the journal. I am smitten with your cover. Thanks so much.

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  24. This is just over the moon fantastic Kim! I love everything about your Journal. It’s very inspiring. All those yummy textures and colours are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome creativity. xx

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    1. Thanks for popping by and for all of the support. I will have it at Carnival!

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  25. What a fabulous way to keep record of colors, finish, effect, and finish...all in one! And, those wire letters, so cool!!!

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  26. Great Art Kim! What a fantastic idea to make this into a sample book! I love the colors you chose & the gritty texture. The wire word you created with the twist & style tool is super cool!*☆♡☆* Great tip on heating the wire first then dipping it into the embossing powder.♡

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    1. Thank you so much Jenn! I am blushing you are so sweet

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  27. Kim, your idea of making a sample book is so clever!!! I loved the use of Eileen Hull's Twisting Tool (I will use your magical idea)...
    Thank you so much for letting me be part of this!!!
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Nora! I am so glad you joined us on this epic blog hop

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  28. This is just amazing! Love the colors and those finishes! So cool!

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  29. Beautiful! Are there really 167 colors? They all look amazing!I may try this technique with my embossing folders - until I get all of these embossing powders!

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    1. LOL. Thank you Tammy! And Yes, it might be an addiction ;)

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  30. Love! I have to have that tool to twist wire! Thanks for all the tips

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  31. Wow! I'm going to give embossed metal a try! Thanks for the tip

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    1. Have fun! once you start all embellishment will get embossed LOL

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  32. What a great idea! Thanks for the tips!

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  33. Fantastic journal and lots of great tips! Thanks for sharing the details!

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  34. Yay! I get to use a tool I already have. Thanks for the great how-to, love ypur book.

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    1. Yay, I am excited too. that's the whole point is to give people ideas for what they have!

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  35. Amazing detail achieved with the embossing powders. Love your idea of using the journal for your samples.

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  36. I love the great tips with metal. Great book.

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  37. That is an amazing sample sampler! So beautiful...it totally puts my stamped, embossed paper sheet to shame! Thank you for sharing!

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  38. Lovely work! I like earthy tones that you have used.

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  39. ooooooh, stunning journal and the texture is so yummy <3

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  40. With 174 powders, a small book is just the thing for future reference, I love it 🖤🖤

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  41. Gorgeous! Gonna definitely try that technique of heat embossing after the paint dries because the texture looks very cool! Congrats on the variety of embossing powders! This book is pretty and practical. My favorite combination!

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  42. Love the embossing I have them terrific

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  43. Fabulous textures, love the way you created the word 'classic' too .

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  44. Great bonus technique here, with the wire twisting word... thank you...

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  45. Awesome effects! So much work and care was put into this! Congrats!

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  46. Love the color selection and the use of the sample bag!

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  47. Love your idea of making sample books.
    With the journal die you can make as
    many of these books as you need at a
    fraction of the cost of bought journals.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful idea.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. the wire lettering is fabulous!

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  49. Good grief! What a make! Thanks for such a great tutorial of every small—and big—detail of this rich, textured journal. Great idea to use as a sample book. I love especially how you used the softness of paper on up to the hardness of metal, esp. Eileen’s twisting tool, to create letters.

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  50. I love the way you painted your journal! lol And the twisted wire letters.

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  51. Utterly scrumptious surface texture, and I love the icy colours - a fabulous creation. What an amazing hop - it's lovely to be a part of it.
    Alison x

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  52. My head is spinning!!! Lots of work but great result!

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  53. katyra.tyra@gmail.com27 August 2018 at 12:05

    This project is a great idea!

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  54. Awesome... love all the tips, especially the twisted wire!!

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  55. I love this! Thanks for all the technique tips!!

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  56. Oh my, wire classic !! Absolutely love the texture and colors you created !!

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  57. This turned out so cool. I like the wire letters.

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  58. Love it and I must use embossing powders more! You make it look so easy, and the wire script, wow, looks labour intensive. Good detail.

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  59. Love all the greens and blues on your wonderful cover - and how creative to make wire script letters for the binding!

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  60. Super cool and gorgeous! I love the amazing texture and fantastic wire work.

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  61. Beautiful journal Kim ! Thanks for sharing your experience with the paint, will have to try that. 174 colours ! Only 154 to get so lol

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  62. Beautiful aqua cool tones

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  63. this is such an amazing journal you made! and what a great idea to make it into a sample booklet! love it xox

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  64. This completely shows the magic of your powders perfectly! Love that they can be left unembossed, partially embossed or fully melted to create incredible effects, and combining them with the paints has made pure magic xx

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  65. Love the journal and the tips scattered throughout the instructions; thanks for sharing! Absolutely love emerald creek powders, too!

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  66. Just WOW! Amazing project from start to finish. Loved how you created your wired word and its placement. Lots to be inspired with - thank you!

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  67. I agree WOW!! Just an outstanding project. Thank you for the step=by=step.
    Great techniques to learn.
    suzschultz72352(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Man oh man you were on a creative roll. It's fabulous!

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  69. What absolutely amazing texture! I need to bookmark this! Chris

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  70. Oh wow!! Had to laugh at your shaky start - when I'm in that place I think sometimes its not lack of inspiration but too many possibilities! A bit like I am seeing on this blog hop - need also to come back and check out your acetate work. Lovet he finished project and the great wirework - I fear I am a tad too impatient for that. TFS.

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  71. One of my favorite all-time blog hops using some of my fave products. It has been so much fun and I love your journal!

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  72. How fun this looks, new creative mediums for me!

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  73. Great colors and I like the idea of using black along the edge, makes the rest stand out. I have the twisty tool and useful tip to take print and bend the wire along those lines to make perfect writing in wire!
    TFS! :)

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  74. Such an awesome project! I love all the different techniques you used. Love those first couple of steps - so gorgeous!

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  75. Great tutorial and thx for sharing so many techniques.

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  76. Wow Kim. Some really cool techniques here and a genius idea to use the journal as a showcase for the powders. The texture you achieved is stupendous!

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  77. I love this idea for to house samples... has me thinking of all my supplies that need swatching :) Gorgeous final project!

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  78. First of all, I had never heard of sookwang tape, so I had to look it up. I also am intrigued with yr acetate pages and how they connect to other images in yr books. I will definitely be exploring that. Amazing that you used all yr embossing powders and were free spirited in ixing them to see how they interact with each other, that u turned your book into a sample with the classic labels and bar codes on each sample is a great idea. And placing yr biz card on the front is just the icing on the cake. Loved it all

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    1. Hi Karen, to start you must pick up this tape. I met with one of the original buyers of the tape, she is so experienced and together we learned more possibilities. no other double adhesives can be heated without it peeling back and bubbling. the possibilities are amazing. You have made me smile with all of your comments. Thank you and good luck!

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  79. Wow Kim! I have been "arting" and crafting for sometime now but I sure learned a few new tricks here today! Thank you for showcasing your amazing project! You have many gifts.

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    1. Debi, that is such an honour. I have been a private hobbyist for years and I find this so nerve racking. and with this much talent, I think that's why it took days to start. I wanted to make sure I could offer ideas. You made my day.

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  80. A fabulous way to house samples all in one place. Love the tips/tricks you have so generously shared with us!

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  81. Excellent touch on the business card, adds a very dramatic looking title card embellishment. I love wrap journals. Great tutorial.

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  82. Absolutely Beautiful! I’m officially creatively inspired.

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  83. ohmygosh Kim, this book is so cool! I love it what a way to celebrate your magnificent powders, so crazy cool! Love those textures and just everything! Thank you so much for sharing and creating! Kim

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  84. Love the embossing method you used. This will be a beautiful sample book. I liked the wire letters on the spine too. Lots of great ideas to try.

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  85. Great idea on the twisted wire, looks fantastic,
    Debbie Emmons

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  86. Fabulous looking
    journal! Love the
    inking and embossing.
    Carla from Utah

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  87. Thanks so much for having me on the hop! I love how you created your journal, and love the way you twisted the metal and added powder to it!! The colours are amazing <3

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  88. Great Idea and great album. Love the texture!

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  89. Thank you for the great embossing ideas. Perfect!

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  90. Love your creative process Kim and this is such a clever idea to keep track of not only embossing powders, but also inks and sprays...thank for the inspiration! ❤
    Simo

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  91. What a fabulous result. I love all the texture and your process details are much appreciated!

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  92. Love the twisted wire lettering!

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  93. WOW - how incredible is that!! I love all those little details down to the little crackle on the front. Gorgeous texture, simply gorgeous. :)

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  94. How beautiful is that? I love the twisted metal word and the idea of using it for a sample book. Thank you for sharing.

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  95. What a fantastic idea Kim to make a journal for your fabulous EP'S . Something tells me with 174 to date you may be making a few more additional one's too. Love your colour palette and I adore all that gritty texture. its been lovely being a part of this bloghop Thank you for your fantastic EP's . They are quality and I can't thank you enough for teaming up with Seth to bring us Baked Textures! I'm a huge fan x

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  96. OMG! I love that you made it a sample book and not just an art journal! Awesome idea!

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  97. I LOVE the texture that the embossing powder created!!

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  98. Wow well done!! ha love that slow start- me usually too!! "Nothing makes a person more productive than the last minute". So I really love the technique tips especially the emboss powder under the paint, so need to try that. Thanks so much for letting me apart of the hop!!!

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  99. Wonderful tips and tricks in here! Thanks for the detailed step out too!

    ~Heather

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  100. LOVE the texture and thanks for great embossing tips.

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  101. Love all the colors, textures and designs of your journal! And what a great way to keep up with all of your embossing samples! Fabulous! <3

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  102. Love the textures and colors of your journal. Thanks for the tips on metal lettering and embossing and the difference in embossing powders under paint! very informative!

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  103. Enjoying the hop very much! I had no idea there were 174 colours... Guess I have a little ways to go before I collect them all ;)
    Love the texture and colour of your album, it will be a great showcase to keep your samples in :) xx

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  104. Love the gritty texture & twisted wire

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  105. Loving your wire embellishment! Think you were correct to add the black embossing powder. it looks fabulous!! Also your little sample bag is darling

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  106. I had no idea there were soooo many embossing powders. Thanks for the great ideas. Love your book cover.

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  107. Great ideas, like the twisted metal.

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  108. I have never twisted the wire and made the letters like that! Awesome tip thank you.

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  109. What a plethora of helpful information!!!! Favorites were twisting the wire and then HEATING the metal and adding the embossing powder... FAB FAB FAB thank you so much for sharing!

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  110. Very impressive sample book. Love how you used the embossing powders.

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  111. Fantastic project! Love the tip about embossing metal too. Love your embossing powders, fractured ice and vintage beeswax my favourites!

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  112. Amazing Kim. Love how you combined the paint colors to get such a gorgeous surface. And what a great idea to use it for s sample book.

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  113. I love your embossing powders! The color palette on this is glorious! Thanks for the tips!

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  114. I know that stare!! LOL You really rocked this journal. Amazing colors and genius on your “classic” word!!
    I am really enjoying the blog hop and I’m so impressed with the creativity on all these sites. I’m picking up some great ideas and tips! Thanks for sharing!!

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  115. I have never used powders in such a way...great inspiration!

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  116. What a great sample book. The colors are so fun and soothing. Thanks for all the tips and inspiration.

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  117. Beautiful journal!, love the embossing, awesome tips, This is so fun!!! 👉❤😁

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  118. I just love this, the colours are just beautiful

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  119. The overnight Charred Gold technique is totally awesome!

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  120. I love the color and textured look of this journal! Beautiful work.

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  121. so many great techniques, loved the drizzling, smooshing, spritzing and brushing

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  122. Love love love it! Truly delicious!

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  123. Wow this is amazing, what a gorgeous way to keep your samples together! xx

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  124. Thank you, Kim, for admitting to starting and staring! Glad it's not just me who does that. 😊

    Super project, and so functional. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  125. I laughed when reading about staring at the project. i sure do understand THAT! LOL!
    Your book is beautiful! I especially LOVE your word!
    Nicely done!
    :)

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  126. Love your use of the embossing powders

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  127. Some very yummy texture on the cover! I love the baked textures and the die cuts that you used.
    Kate

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  128. Oh yes!! Love it when inspiration strikes like that! Sometimes things have to percolate a bit but then wow what great results! I know you will be getting lots of good use out of this awesome project!

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  129. I'm a little late to the blog but I couldn't find out how to access it until now. Anyway, love all the projects above and can't wait to see everyone's blog! This will be short as my keyboard is being finicky today! (Or maybe I just have fat fingers!)

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  130. Very cool especially the wire word

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  131. Oh, my... I love the fantastic textures on this journal album... the charred gold looks amazing and I also love the wrapped wire word! So creative!

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  132. Love what you did with the letters! Learned something new today! Thanks!

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  133. Thanks for the tip. Love the Classic look and color choices

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  134. Oh my! This is one of the most beautiful project that I've never seen! Love so much all the amazing details!!! <3

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  135. How pretty!! I love the colors you chose and all the awesome texture!

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