The Girls

I have been playing with Piccolo Enamel Powders and card decor parts by Globecraft Memories, well, mostly because they are so cool I cannot seem to stop! If this keeps up, I may have to join a 12-step program.

For now, however, I want to show you what I made this weekend.

This is my sister and my daughter. They are only 10 years apart and Korie is the only granddaughter so my mom refers to them as “the girls.” When we took all of the grandchildren to get a photo taken, she insisted that there also be one of the girls — even though my sister isn’t a grandchild. My mom just always thinks of them together. It helps that they get along well and are good friends and shopping buddies.

I hadn’t planned on scrapbooking this photo when I sat down. What I really wanted to do was see if I could use the Piccolo Enamel Powders to create a background with a Crafter’s Workshop template. And, as you can see, it worked.

Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive is similar to embossing ink, but it comes in a dabber bottle, which makes it really easy to use on a plastic template. All I did was lay the template in place and dab on the adhesive. Then, I removed the template, wiped it down with a damp cloth and sprinkled enamel powder (Cranberry Wine) on the design.

I loved it but I thought it needed a little more, so I used Distress Ink to stamp some background images over the enamel. The enamel worked as a resist and the stamp only went in between the design. Cool, huh?!

Then I used Mermaid Tears to enamel chipboard letters from Maya Road. I love how dimensional the enamels are and different they are from each other. The Cranberry Wine stays bumpy and glittery; the Mermaid Tears melt into a smooth surface. Very cool.

I used both colors on this Piccolo dragonfly and you can really see the contrast. The dragonfly is part of a Piccolo card kit that includes several compressed chipboard pieces. Because the chipboard is high-quality and compressed, you can bend it without it breaking or tearing, so I bent some of the wings for a bit more dimension.

Then, I used Rose Gold to enamel some more pieces in the card kit — flowers, hearts and a sign.

At this point, I got carried away and added a bit to the tops of these white flowers by Kaisercraft. Even cooler!

I love the mix of gold and rose in the Rose Gold. This enamel also comes out completely smooth if you heat it long enough. I used a ZIG Photo Writer pen, great for slick surfaces, to journal on it and it dried in less than 30 seconds. Cooler, yet.

So, now that I’ve shared some of things you can do with Piccolo Enamel Powder, I am sure you are anxious to try it and I encourage you to go for it … just remember they are addictive!

To get you started, if you type in code TS25 in the coupon spot, you can get 25% off your first order! Start shopping, here.

SUPPLIES: Papers: Bo Bunny, American Crafts; Enamel Powders, Adhesive, card decor: Piccolo; stamps, Distress Ink: Tim Holtz; flowers: KaiserCraft; chipboard letters: Maya Road; Tulle: Offray; pen: ZIG; template: Crafter’s Workshop; dots: Liquid Pearls

I received products from Globecraft Memories as part of the Hobby Baby Design Team.

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