I am completely sick and tired of cleaning my basement. I thought it would take a week and here I am a month later and am still only half way through the mess. This is a case of one thing leading to another. I found things in the basement that belonged in other areas of the house. So, I had to clean those areas out to move stuff in. I accumulated so much and made many, many trips to the thrift stores for drop offs, then we decided to have a garage sale. That took days to prepare for, organizing, pricing and a whole day for the sale. It went pretty well but we did not advertise. We are holding another in a couple weeks, this time advertising and being better organized. So, the push is on to finish the basement as fast as possible. Anyhoo, I get easily distracted! The other day I uncovered my old embossing tools. I had not done any of this in years. It was a murderously hot, humid day and I was dreaming of Fall and when I found this stuff I dropped everything to emboss. It was a downright embossing emergency! For any of you who have never done this it goes pretty much like this. You take a stamp and tap it on an embossing pad which holds adhesive. You press that on a card or paper. Then you sprinkle embossing powder over the adhesive and tap off the excess. You use a heat tool to melt the powder in place which gives you what you see above. The next time I do this I will show it step by step.
Once you have the image set, you can start to paint it. The fun is you can do anything you want with it. I did the witches in light colors here.
I made these a bit angrier looking.
Then I embossed some pumpkins.
I painted one to look very traditional.
I did this with silver overtones. A Cinderella pumpkin!
This one is a bit lighter.
You can see how different they look side by side. Click for a closer look.
Here is a pumpkin label I made. you can make these into cards, tags, labels or anything you can think of.
I also harvested the peaches. thank god I got very few this year. I made my husband peel them. I was not about to can them since I still have most of the ones I put up last year. So, I made them into sauce to use in smoothies. This is all I got from this years crop. as you notice, I will do almost anything to avoid the basement.
If you have time click below to read my experience from last year! It is an experience I will not soon forget.
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