My process for using the embossing powder was to use a scratch sheet of paper to catch the excess powder and then to pour it back into the tiny little jar. No matter how careful I was I always wound up with embossing powder everywhere.
I few years ago I noticed that people online were using a lidded plastic container to hold the embossing powder. A spoon was used to pour the powder on the stamped image which was poured back into the container. I thought it was a brilliant idea and quickly tried it too.
This past Saturday I taught a stamping class with an emphasis on embossing. My samples used both clear and black embossing powder. I wanted to ensure that the spoons for the powders didn't get mixed up; no black in the clear powder. I had already been using a clear plastic spoon for the clear powder and a white one for the white powder. I didn't have a black spoon so I used a black Sharpie marker to color a white one. It worked like a charm and my powders remained pristine in spite of being used by my 12 wonderful attendees.
These are my samples for the class. I love seeing the creative twists that the attendees add to my originals.
(note: I added some white gel pen to dots to the circles above the flower on my finished sample.)
Here's the plastic containers with their coordinating spoons and metal rimmed tags.
I'm having a great time with the delightful group of women who are taking my 4-session series, Rubberstamping 101. So far we have covered, one layer stamping, designing with patterned paper, paper-piecing and heat embossing. I will begin the next series of classes, Rubberstamping 102, in July.
~ John 10:14, 27-28 ~
"I am the good shepherd; and I know My own sheep, and they know me,
My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow me.
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish.
No one can snatch them away from me."