Wednesday, 5 March 2014


 Happy What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday everyone!

So, my desk still has some bits and bobs on it from last week...the glycerine and the surgical spirits remain untouched (hangs head in shame)...but I did get a chance to play with the recipe Mary Anne put on her blog for homemade embossing paste.

 After trying colouring it the other week with alcohol inks, I decided to try metallic acrylic paint and added some more talc as it made it a little thin.

 It went through my Tim Holtz stencil quite nicely

But I really liked the way it took with my silver birch stencil from Crafters Workshop.

You can see the depth I managed to get with it a bit better on this shot.
The metallic sheen is still there, but it is not as shiny-and I love the way it all smells of talc!!

My "Man Bites Dog" cards this week are: 'Stars weds blonde fans' - odd, but not as macabre as last weeks!

So, if you fancy stopping by some desks across the globe and having a legal snoop, pop over to Julia's blog (there is a link on the right).

Happy Crafting


  1. LOL! I have metallic paint on my desk today too :) Glad it worked so well for you. My stored bit of paste is still fine, moist and usable, so I think this is going to be something I come back to again and again. Love the stencils (and of course MBD :))

    back online but slow :(

    Mary Anne (29)

  2. How fun to make your own pastes! I have to look into that and try it. I have only been able to find black pastes locally, so the idea is intriguing. Love your stencils there on the desk, very cool effects. I am loving my TH stencils, so no reason not to try it! Thank you! Winnie#65

  3. Wow! Thats done it, I have to go find Mary Annes recipe now. Looks awesome. I did a post re the Rubbing Alcohol back last week, it was your mentioning it that reminded me about it. Seeing you put about glycerin, also reminded me of a recipe for blender pen refill that someone posted on scs- 2 tsp of glycerin, 4 tsp water and 1/4 tsp rubbing alcohol. Must mix a bit up and give it a try. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

  4. I love the effect with the paste, must try it at some point. Yes the cards are a bit 'normal' this week, am sure they will come up with something rare next! Take care Zo xx 94

  5. ah it must be great for Mary Anne to see people with your skill running with her ideas,I must say the paste has made a fab job with those stencils! I love the slightly metallic finish.

  6. That looks so gorgeous, especially the trees. I think I must go back and get the recipe and have a go. Thanks for putting it to the test here... Helen 5


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