It's hard to believe but the holidays are right around the corner. So all this week, Stampendous is showcasing homemade holiday gifts. Please stop by my fellow design team members' blogs to see what they have created. Taylor Usry and Kristine Reynolds have made stunning gifts. You will also want to join us this Saturday for our huge homemade holiday gift blog hop.
The theme of this month's Stampendous Challenge is heat embossing so my desk is covered with my favorite bottles of Stampendous embossing powders, enamels and glitters. These bottles inspired me to create my gift, this blue enameled vase.
This is a fun and easy project which isn't complicated at all. You will need an unglazed ceramic vase. I purchased mine at a paint-your-own ceramics shop. You'll also need your favorite color of Stampendous embossing enamel and a liquid adhesive. For easy clean-up, keep some baby wipes and a Swiffer duster handy. Sorry my pictures show two different vases. I forgot to take a picture before I started embossing but I wanted you to see what the unfinished vase looked like.
Working in small sections, brush adhesive on your vase, sprinkle generously with the embossing enamel and melt it using a heat tool. Repeat these steps until your vase is completely covered. I told you, simple! There are so many wonderful colors of embossing enamel you could make lots of vases, each one completely different. I used Aged Marine Embossing Enamel. Here's a close-up of my vase.
On Saturday, our design team will be back with even more gift giving inspiration. Hope to see you then.
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