Sunday, August 12, 2018

Free to Fly With 3D Embossing

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Hi! I've had a little more time to play with my Tim Holtz Lumber 3D Texture Fade yesterday. And I experimented with my Laurel 3D Impresslits embossing folder for the first time. How I love these 3 dimensional miracles, and they couldn't be more on trend! 

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I used Distress Crazing Collage Medium, Distress paint, Oxide, and crayons along with the Lumber Folder to make my 'bark' background. If you missed my post on how to create faux barn wood using this embossing folder and similar supplies, you can check out my tutorial here.

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I cut and embossed black card with the Lauren Impresslit and used one embossed side up and the other de-bossed side up. I colored them with Brushed Pewter Distress Spray stain, then applied a thin layer of Crazing, followed by Picket Fence crayon. I layered them over another pair of Laurels cut/embossed from white card blended with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.

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 The butterfly is from the Botanical Layers pack, and I colored it with a splatter of gesso, a spritz of Brushed Pewter stain, followed by Antique Linen Distress Oxide. I edged with Frayed Burlap crayon.

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I made a frame using Stitched Ovals Thinlits dies. I smudged on Picket Fence crayon and spritzed with Brushed Pewter. Again, I applied a thin layer of Crazing, and when dry, smudged with Black Soot crayon. I did the same thing to the black backing card.

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I finished off with a Quotations Metallic Sticker blended with Frayed Burlap ink. I hope you enjoyed my mix of 'metal and wood'. Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

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  1. I absolutely adore this Sara Emily!!! Everything about it, I think the way you’ve used the laurels to frame the beautifully finished butterfly, the wood, the colors, all they way to the quote sticker is so fabulous! And of course the the crazing! Thanks so much for inspiring me this morning! xx

  2. WOW! This is amazing, love all the texture!

  3. Absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love the gorgeous butterfly!! The way you framed it with the laurels is so beautiful!! This is so spectacular!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. The butterfly looks fabulous in the gorgeous textured frame you created for it! Love your techniques here Sara, beautiful as always! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Wonderful project, Sara Emily! The background showcases the butterfly perfectly.

  6. This is really beautiful, Sara Emily! I love what you did with that 3D lumber panel! The colors and crazing, I just want to keep looking at it! The Laurel impresslits are beautiful and your big butterfly is a beautiful light focal point for the darker background and frame. Gorgeous! Hugs :-)

  7. Sara Emily, the colors are so unusual and so incredible. Just lovely dimension even within a kind of monochromatic color scheme. I just love this.

  8. whoa! Sara Emily! GORGEOUSNESS! It really looks like you are a master of "wood burning" in your wood sculpture. It always amazes me how you transform mere paper into all kinds of other things like metal, wood or fabric. This is just lovely, and over the top without losing that rustic, old-world charm! Wishing you a fantastic week! hugs, de

  9. I totally looooove this! The butterfly stands out so much against this wonderful black background. I ADORE the wreath you've made and the very modern vibe of this entire project. Speechless my friend! Big hugs, Autumn

  10. Totally love this fantastic design Sara x I could not agree more with you regarding those fabulous laurel leaves...they are just the best. Wonderful details here and I shall certainly try them out xx
    TFS and hugs Annie xx

  11. Your background is a work of art in itself! I love that faux wood with the crackle finish. I haven't seen these 3d sizzlets but I certainly need to check these out. That frame and butterfly are the perfect accent and focal point for this piece.

  12. I love the old faux wood detail on the card that you used. Very amazing detail. Thanks for the share, hope you have a fantastic weekend. Keep up the posts.

    World of Animals

  13. Ooohh!! I love this Sara!! The timber look panel is awesome and the butterfly stands out so beautifully above that laurel wreath!! Love, love, love this!! big hugs xx

  14. Such an outrageously lighting up and dumbfounding post an abundance of thanks for sharing! by then during a general sense Visit Here embossed metallic stickers


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