Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Splatter Some Fun at Emerald Creek Dares

Servus, hi and welcome to the start of a new dare over at the Emerald Creek Dares blog!

Splatter Some Fun!

is this month's motto and I love it!

You all know I love to sprinkle and splatter on acrylic paint, to smudge, spray and scrape it onto any possible substrate. And when I do so I use white sheets of paper to protect my desk. And when I manage to stop at the right point these protective sheets become beautiful backgrounds for new projects that I splatter and sprinkle even more paint or other media on ;)

In this particular case I used some of the fab Emerald Creek embossing powders to add splatter. To do so I needed a splatter stencil of course (and luckily I had one in my stash...deep down in my stencil box). This triple layer tag is the result of my splatter fun experience:

And here's a short how-to if you like:

Glue some protective paper onto heavy card and die cut three tags in various sizes. 

Use a splatter stencil and an embossing dabber to add your splatter patterns to the tags. 

Heat emboss as usual: 

Darken the tags' edges by smudging on some black soot Distress Crayon.

Add a focal piece to your layered tags. I decided to go for one of the lovely Emerald Creek Cameo Charms and a glass cabochon from my stash. 

I punched a circle from a left over scrap of the paper that I die cut the tags from, added a word sticker (I blended the edges with dark archival stamping ink) and glued all my layers (including the cabochon) onto the charm using DecoArt media Liquid Glass. 

Once all had dried I stacked my tags using sticky foam pads. 

I hope I managed to capture some of the bling from the embossing powders! It was quite dark outside (and when using my daylight lamps the glittery effect becomes almost invisible). 

Once more the finished tag (so you don't have to scroll back to the top):

I would like to see your interpretation of some good splatter fun! Simply click HERE to get to the challenge blog and to check out my teamies' makes as well! Don't miss your chance to win a $50 voucher to spend at the Emerald Creek online store! 

Hope to see you over there soon!
Hugs and happy crafting!


  1. I am so loving this Claudia! Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  2. Ohhhhh so toll!!! Ich liebe die Farben und die tolle Textur!

  3. Claudia...this is such a colorful, awesome piece! I love it! Those embossing powders add some very cool, colorful texture! I love the randomness of them! Very nice design, too! I always love your work, Claudia!

  4. Ma chère Claudia ,je suis heureuse de voir que tu es pleine de peps ,ton scrap regorge de merveilleuses couleurs ça sent les beaux jours bisous de moi

  5. loving your splatters, vivid colours and layering.

  6. Exceedingly cool project, Claudia! I love that you had the splatter stencil in your stash to get these amazing textured spots on your tags. Looks fabulous! Hugs!

    PS I opened my DecoArt prize today, and oh, what a lot of fun loot! I can't wait to play! Thank you, again!

  7. Amazing texture and thank you for the tuto.

  8. Oh my gosh Claudia, this is so beautiful! Love the use of the embossing powders through the splatter stencil over top of those gorgeous protective sheet tags and the cabochon topped with that perfect word ART, love it to pieces! Deb xo

  9. That's so cool - funky, bold and textured to perfection.
    Alison x

  10. Dear me... how INCREDIBLY done Claudia. Wow. I'm just stunned - so FABULOUS! Xj.

  11. Grungy gorgeous!! I love how you used the protector paper from your table as a base for this incredible tag!

  12. This totally rocks Claudia! Love the layers and grunge!


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