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Thursday, June 7, 2012

WOW A Gift for Dad!

Hi everyone! (waves crazily LOL) I hope you are all well. Here in Aus it is the beginning of Winter and gee it's cold brrrrrrrrr. My poor babies have a bit of a cough and sniffly noses too :(

Today I wanted to share with you all a fabulous gift for any dad out there and my entry into the current Paper Variety Challenge . This gift started off like this... a boring tin that actually is from Prima and was originally filled with pretty flowers hehehehehe. Gotta love repurposing packaging!

So I have 2 of these tins that I have decorated both very differently but you will have to wait and see a special announcement of mine next week before I give you  a peak of that one hehehe. For now here is the dad's one I have made for WOW Embossing Powder and of course using a tonne of fabulous WOW Embossing Powders! 

Firstly to decorate the outside I have glued a bunch of fab embellies on and then coated the entire tin with a couple of coats of black gesso. I used black because I wanted it to create the shadow effect after I embossed the raised areas.Check the bottom of this post for the full product details.

After the Black Gesso was dried it was simply a matter of "going to town" with my fave WOW Embossing Powders and some Inks and Sprays. 

The finished effect is truly AWESOME and indeed very manly! As you can see I have used inks to distress it up a bit as I went a little overboard with the powders LOL.

While the outside was drying, I have made some coupons for dad to redeem. The coupons are for things like "1 hour of silence" and "breakfast in bed" etc. You get the gist. :)

Aren't they cool? I definately am happy with this creation and the girls want to give it to daddy already even though it is not Fathers Day here until September LOL. 

WOW Embossing Powders Used:

Suzy West Earthtone Blueberry Regular Embossing Powder WOW Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Glitter WOW Metallic Copper Ultra High Embossing Powder WOW Metallic Gold Rich Ultra High Embossing Powder

Other Products Used:

Prima Flowers empty tin
Black Gesso
A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Cogs & GearsA2Z Scraplets Chipboard Barbed Wire
Tim Holtz Ideaology Gears Regular & Mini Handmade Halo Bronze Charms Black, Navy & White Bazzil Cardstock Thickers Blue Patina Perfect Pearls Mist Burlap Archival Ink

Thanks so much for looking and until next time...happy scrapping!

Amy Prior xxxx