Follow:

Embossing with Glycerine and Eye shadow

Embossing is the process of creating raised relief images and designs on paper and other materials.

 DIY embossing using glycerine and eye shadow- create pretty, delicate and shimmery images using products you have at home to embellish cards, tags and wrapping paper - Full tutorial on website

 

 One way of doing this is using embossing ink, adding embossing powders and then heating the powder until it melts. The results look fabulous on other people's tutorials, but we have none of those things in the house, so we devised our own version of embossing for the kids to make their Christmas thank you cards this week.

DIY embossing using glycerine and eye shadow- create pretty, delicate and shimmery images using products you have at home to embellish cards, tags and wrapping paper - Full tutorial on website

We used glycerine (from the baking aisle), shimmery powdered eye shadows (from Father Christmas who I suspect may have found them at the pound shop) and some rubber stamps that we already had. We simply poured glycerine onto some felt to make an ink pad, and stamped images onto our cards. We sprinkled the eye shadow over the top and used a soft make up brush to gently brush it over the entire image, and them brush the excess away.

DIY embossing using glycerine and eye shadow- create pretty, delicate and shimmery images using products you have at home to embellish cards, tags and wrapping paper - Full tutorial on website

We also tried using a paintbrush to write with the glycerine, which also worked well, although my Calligraphy could do with some work! Our stamped images looked really pretty in the flesh - the photos really don't do them justice, as they are so delicate and shimmery, they'd also look lovely on tags and wrapping paper. I think this technique would work well with any fine powder such as ground up chalk or maybe even flour - do let me know if you try with any of these before we do, or if anything else springs to mind - we'll definitely be try this again when we have more cards to make!

DIY embossing using glycerine and eye shadow- create pretty, delicate and shimmery images using products you have at home to embellish cards, tags and wrapping paper - Full tutorial on website

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please check out some of other crafts that can be made with store cupboard items - such as dyeing with stains and Marbling bottles with nail polish.

 

DIY embossing using glycerine and eye shadow- create pretty, delicate and shimmery images using products you have at home to embellish cards, tags and wrapping paper - Full tutorial on website

Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

42 Comments

  • Reply Margaret

    Hey these are great, I do have all the other things for stamping but this would be great for children to do ,I don’t let children use my expensive gear.i have used a pearl ex powder which is almost the same as eye shadow, just a little tricky……. if the eye shadow rubs off spray the image with heap hair spray and it will fix it and not allow it to rub off.
    Happy crafting

    November 15, 2016 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thanks Margaret, great tip about the hairspray – will definitely try that next time. We came up with this project for exactly the reason you stated – letting the kids get creative with out them exhausting my craft stash!

      November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    Oh wow, that’s seriously cool. I don’t wear make up but I might just have to buy me some eye shadow, lol. Hubby is going to think I’ve gone bonkers or have a boyfriend 😉

    August 25, 2016 at 8:56 am
  • Reply A Patchwork Life

    Looks really fun to do and so effective! Lovely :)
    A Patchwork Life recently posted…Easter Tree Surprise!My Profile

    February 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Thank you, we had lots of fun with this craft. We’re thinking of making some Valentines cards the same way :)

      February 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Coombe Mill

    I love the use of eye shadow for your powder, this would really appeal to Clio who seams to have built up a mountain of the stuff at just age 11! Certainly makes thank you cards look special and a lot more thoughtful than anything bought or drawn as mine usually do. Spices might be good too to make a sensory card as I did with my crayons. I may just have to try this. thank you so much for sharing with me over on #Trash2Treasure

    February 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm
    • Reply Sarah - Craft Invaders

      Spice is a great idea – could make a scratch and sniff card like the stickers we used to get :)

      February 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Agent Spitback

    That’s very clever! Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

    January 24, 2016 at 9:04 am
  • 1 2 3 4

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge