Tuesday, June 27, 2017

GRAND GIRLS - Embossing Paste & Sponge Brayers

Thanks for understanding about moving yesterday's post to today. Some days there just are not enough hours to go around.

This week we focused on the Embossing Paste since that was Saturday's video and the Sponge Brayers. We also used 4 colors from both the 2016-2018 In Colors and the 2017-2019 In-Colors:  Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Peek A Boo Peach. Abby at 5 did a pretty good job of filling in the holes. We used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the girls got to choose which one they wanted to work with. Abby chose the all over diamond patter which made an excellent background where Adrian chose the medallion and did a very pretty card.

Abby spreading the Embossing Paste

Abby's on the left and Adrian's on the right

We spread the paste then set them aside to dry while we used the brayers on the Inside the Lines DSP (retired). I'll be showing you that as a bonus post when I need a filler as the summer progresses. We set them aside to dry and the girls got in the big jacuzzi tub sans jets to play with their tub markers and Barbies. The tub is like an indoor pool for them and lets this grandma get some stuff done ;-) And no sun burn!

Once the embossing paste had dried, they used the Sponge Brayers to add color to the raised surface.

Here are the girls finished cards:

Abby chose one of the sentiments from Beautiful You and the heart from Bloomin' Love.
She went over her background with the brayer and Emerald Envy. The sentiment is matted on a piece of the DSP she used the brayer on. 
She chose a Berry Burst card base and Emerald Envy for her heart mat.

Adrian used Berry Burst all the way around for a striking card from a 9-year old. 
She also chose a sentiment from Beautiful You.
For hers we chose just to add a bit of bling to an already beautiful background.
She learned about auditioning colors and using odd numbers of embellishments.

I think they did a fabulous job! 

For now, Subway is calling our name then the dog needs a vet trip. Never a dull moment.

Creative Blessings!


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    1. They love doing art, cooking, anything creative. Thanks for stopping by!