Monday, August 17, 2009

Opals Embossing Enamels Certification

OEEC? Hmmm....wonder what the new intials will be? I completed the very first certification class today and you now what.....I guess Linda forgot to tell us if we passed our certification or not! LOLOL! But all I can say it that this is just the most fun class I have ever EVER taken! Held at Maria B's house - what a wonderful hostess! She lives on an airstrip and we got to watch planes take off and land all day long. Absolutely amazing! Maria B - the sizzix lady - many of you know her store: Album Memories!

She grilled hamburgers up for lunch on the back deck and the weather was absolutely perfect.

And yes....that's her airplane hanger in the back yard - how cool is that!


It didn't take long for us to make a total mess on our class table


This is a future pendant made with Franklin opals over metal flakes on Midnight Glass. So cool!

And this is opasl on chipboard - perfect for card or layout embellishments.



I made a ton more today and hope to finish them up tomorrow so I can post them tomorrow night. And yes...I'll be teaching opals here in my studio soon. Can't wait to see how they do on Metal clay! Will be so much fun to experiment!!!



This whole week is a "play" week. Linda will be here Thursday for Basement Babes and we are going to experiment with Opals embossing enamels and Friendly Plastic! I just can't wait! In the meantime, I'm working on new make-n-takes for the show this weekend in Colorado Springs. Two more days of non-stop play! I may just have to sleep all next week!


5 comments:

Davinia said...

They all look amazing. I'm an Opals newbie and just love it, but haven't had much success with using chipboard, it seems to curl with the heat gun as does grungeboard. Any suggestions? Congratulations on becoming certified too!

Jen Lowe said...

get the chipboard really wet with versamark. Put it face down in a pile of opals (pour opals into a glitter pan). Press it into them, turn it over and heat them til they flow, then press again and heat again. Do this 3 times and you will have your chipboard covered - no warping. :o)

Davinia said...

Thanks Jen, I'll give that a try, my versamark probably needs re-inking, also I was sprinkling on the opals rather than pressing into them, maybe that makes a difference too.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous
What is the name of the real life product - from whish supplier? Ranger?
Thanks so much, Jen - wish I was there!
All the best from Denmark,
Barb

Jen Lowe said...

Opals Embossing Enamels from After Midnight Art Stamps. http://amstamps.com