I also wanted to try these powders on wood to see how they would work. So I gathered my supplies
and started by painting the wood box with some copper paint (#664 Metallic Copper) from Plaid.
I did not like how the blue came out on the box so I decided to see if the green colors were sufficiently opaque to cover the blue embossing powder. I like this look much better.
I added some leaf cut shells, a button, and a special cross (that a friend sent to me) to the box. So I was able to use these same powders to make a faux enamel type of box by mixing these powders with some mica and glitter. Then by overlaying some of the colors to make them pop a little bit more. It worked great and the box looks exactly the way I wanted it to.
- Some of the colors are opaque which is great for covering darker surfaces.
- Some of the colors are more translucent which lends well to working on lighter surfaces and glass, however you may want to use an opaque color underneath to make the top color show better.
- These powders can be layered onto different surfaces.
- You can add a variety of materials like mica, glitter, etc. to the embossing powder to create additional special effects. There are directions on the Stampendous website for mixing embossing colors to create different effects.
- The sunny yellow and white turn a strange color when used on dark surfaces, so be mindful of that when planning out your project.