Friday, September 30, 2011

Opals Embossing Enamel Paper (not quite)

Annette makes beautiful Opal Embossing Enamel Paper, watch her video! My efforts didn't turn out as I expected. First I ironed white tissue paper onto heavy fusible webbing. Then poured three colors of Opal embossing enamels over the tissue paper.
 Heated the powders on the tissue between two sheets of parchment paper.  Found the tissue paper dissolving and pulling off the webbing in parts.
 Thought it might hold all together if I covered it all in clear Opals and reheat between the parchment paper.
 That didn't work, so I pulled the melted Opals off the webbing.
 Placed the bits together, re ironed between two sheets of parchment paper, and it held together!
Hoping tomorrow I'll be able to turn it into some embellishments.
 10/1 Note: I was able to punch out shapes from this, but when I tried to stamp on it and hold it, it cracked and broke. It was too thin and fragile only being on the tissue paper, or even just being melted embossing enamel.

1 comment: said...

These are very interesting. Baby wipes is also an interesting choice. I am using used dryer sheets to make dresses for my hafl doll fairies. They are awesome to use.