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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Wings of an Angel - Guest post by Josefine

Josefine is Back!

Today she created an amazing canvas to share with us. I love the simplicity of the layers, the brilliance of the colours, and the accent of the embossing powders. 

Please follow along and share in the love and inspiration Josefine inspires us with. 


Wow, I’m in love with the Emerald Creek embossing powder and at the end of this project, you’ll know why. Well, I was before, but this project left me in aaaw.

A few days ago I started with an idea and I had no clue that it would turn out that gorgeous (and usually I’m not one of those people who constantly brags about themselves…). Normally, I create smaller projects. Even when I work on a canvas, it’s usually small enough to fit on my craft table. But I had one large canvas, just in case, and that meant I had to work on my floor ;)

I found a pair of wings and a metal flower the other day, so I wanted to create a sunset background for them.

I started by painting the ocean.

Next up, the sunset. The first layer was just about getting paint onto the canvas.

Second color, but no blending yet.

I added the third color on top, but still didn't worry about blending.

The last color had to fill up the rest of the canvas.

 Now I started with blending the paint. I used a sponge brush and dabbed back and forth between the colors.

I added a little more color to simplify the blending. I always focused on the two adjacent colors and dabbed with both of them back and forth.

Then I added the reflection of the sun to the water.

I blended the white with the sponge brush and my fingers.

I also added a little black to the corners to frame the scene.

Then I gessoed the wings with two coats of white Gesso.

I blended some gold ink on top to add a settled shimmer.

Isn't it gorgeous?

The tips of the wings needed more gold, so I heat embossed them with Emerald Creek Charred Gold. I added three layers by dabbing Versamark onto the wing.

I briefly gessoed the metal flower and spritzed some water on top. I used the water to keep the Emerald Creek Fractured Ice embossing powder in place. Then I melted it, so it looks like water droplets. Careful, it's hot!

This was my squeak moment. I was sure that the Fractured Ice embossing powder would look cute, but this? You should have seen me, lol.

 I adhered the wings onto the canvas first and then added the flower on top. The flower needed a little stronger gel medium.

And this is the end result.

Here are some more close ups, so you can see how gorgeous the embossing powder is. I’m still in aaaaw and can’t wait to use these for other home decor projects.

Kim, thanks again for having me! I always enjoy creating with your products!


Thank you Josefine, I look forward to having you join our team in the near future. :)

Hugs from Canada!

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  1. What a great guesting project and post, Josefine! Thank you very much for being with us this month!
    Claudia xx

    1. Thank you, Claudia :)
      It was so much fun creating the canvas!!!

  2. I always love those beautiful EC embossing powders.