Sunday, May 11, 2008

New Challenges for the Wish Chicks!

My Daughter's Wish has launched new weekly challenges on the blog! Each week, a designer will post a challenge and yes, there will be prizes! I'll be hosting two in June, but Rebecca has started us off with a fantastic technique challenge with a tutorial to go along with it. It's about using paint to emboss chipboard, and she made two very cool album covers with it. Check it out here!

I played with the technique on my page for Creative Therapy. It's a challenge blog that offers a prompt that you can respond to with any form of art. At first I thought I'd use my art journal, but then I decided to make a separate 8.5x11 book for my entries. When my kids get older they'll have something about me that offers a different insight then the normal scrapbook. So here's catalyst #8 - Guilty Pleasure. I tried Rebecca's embossing technique on the "my" portion of the title. It was my first attempt, and I learned a few things. Instead of using naked chipboard, as in Rebecca's example, I used covered chipboard letters and painted them. When I was embossing, I overheated the powder in an attempt to get more bubbles (I wanted that really textured look). Unfortunately, the color from the letters bled through a little. A decided to ink over the whole square with marigold distress ink, and overall, it came out pretty well. I am definitely going to play with this technique again, but with naked chipboard!


  1. cute casey! i am so excited about this challenge and can't wait to try out the technique. i have a picture in my mind of paint and lots of different colors of embossing powder. i know i will be creating in my sleep tonight and wake up just itching to play all day! too bad it will be monday and i will be at work all day. love your artwork casey, you are amazing.

  2. Sorry to hear your technique didn't turn out as you expected, but I do love the layout! Better luck next time!

  3. so very fun!!!
    off to check of both of those links!!

  4. ooh I like.... I wish I could see the detail in the photo... I think the paint from the orhinal chipboard might have a protective coating also... uhhhmmm time to paly again... great job casey!

  5. tons of productivity, girlie! awesome!