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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Embossing on a Shaker Window featuring Picket Fence Studios' Beach Please!

Hello everyone! When I make a shaker, I like to have my elements sitting on top of the shaker window ... and that includes heat embossing on the window … to ensure nothing gets lost behind all the shaker material. Most anything is possible with the right materials! Thank goodness for heat resistant acetate to create this adorable shaker featuring Picket Fence Studios' You Were Mermaid For Me.

The shaker was created as an A2 sized, independent panel to fit 'edge to edge' on the card base. I began with the back panel of Bristol Smooth card stock measuring 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". Using a large Life Changing Blender Brush, Distress Oxide inks Tumbled Glass, Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers were applied.

The image was stamped in a Misti with Intense Black ink on white card stock. I used Sweet Petunia's Sticky Mat insert to secure the position of the panel. The stamp was left on the door of the Misti. Because I wanted to stamp the image again after colouring, I removed the panel leaving it on the Sticky Mat and Copic coloured the design.

  • Plants - YR23. Y28 / YG61, 67 / BG18, 13 / RV55, 56

  • Starfish - RV55, 56 / YR23, 20

  • Shell -R81, Y28

  • Rocks - C1, 4, 7

  • Sand E28, 30, 33

The sticky mat with the coloured image was placed back in the Misti and stamped again with Intense Black ink and clear embossed. The under water scene was cut with the coordinating die. The sentiment and waves were stamped with Versamark on heat resistant acetate and embossed in white. Some additional texture was created by sparingly sprinkling some embossing powder on the window and melting it. The Copic coloured image was spattered with watered down Gouache using a fan brush.

A frame was created by applying the same inks used on the background panel to the perimeter of another piece of A2 sized card stock. The panel was cut with a smaller rectangular die. The under water scene was adhered to the front of the frame and the window to the back of it. Strips of foam were placed around the perimeter and Under The Sea Sequin Plus Mix was used for the shaker material. The back panel was adhered to the card front and the independent shaker was mounted on an A2 sized card base.


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