18 August 2017

Bearly Working - resit embossing on wood panel with Distress crayon and marker

Who hasn't been overwhelmed and exhausted by work? This wooden plaque is embossed and painted with Distress crayon and marker and features a House Mouse and Friends stamp.


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Putting It Together

I started this project at home but completed it while on vacation many miles away. 

I started with a small wood panel.

I dry fit the stamp on the panel.

After I prepped the panel with the powder too, I used the Misti to stamp the panel with VersaMark. This let me double stamp to ensure a good impression.

I covered the panel with fine black embossing powder.

I noticed the embossing powder clung to spots on the wood that weren't stamped.

I used a soft brush ti remove powder from places that weren't stamped to clean up the image a little.

I used a heat tool to set the powder.

With the embossing done on the panel, I packed it with the rest of the stuff I took on vacation.

I set up in the  hotel to paint the panel. I to save space (and weight), I didn't bring everything with me on vacation. For Distress, I brought only the crayons and markers I currently have. I also have Scibble Sticks, Tombow aqua markers, and water colour pencils (which I used for painting on planes and in airports).

I mostly used the crayons and markers by scribbling them on to an acrylic block and wetting the pigment with a waterbrush. I kept track of the colours used on one of the hotel notepads. Handy.


House Mouse and Friends: Anything But a Card
Incy Wincy: No Words
Creative With Friends: Boys to Men
Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Emerald Creek: Anything Goes


  1. Super adorable wood plaque, love the great detailed tute you give, must give this a try sometime, super take on the chall theme

    Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

    Smiles Christine HM DT XX

  2. Hi Rijacki, this is lovely and so different. Love this and always like to try something different myself.
    Thank you so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again next challenge with your cute work…. {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  3. Wow I'm loving this......such a fab idea! You've explained it so well step by step. Thank you 😊

  4. Nice. Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun
    Marjeta, GD

  5. Love the step-by-step photo tutorial. I haven't tried stamping on wood. Love the result! Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs No Words Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle

  6. Such a super project, thanks for the 'how to'.
    Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge this time.
    Dorte x.

  7. Aww, poor little Gruffie is overwhelmed with paper work! Very cute card, love how you colored it up, and that you took supplies to play with while vacationing.Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. Beautiful creation. Love what you have done with this piece.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

  9. Wow! The embossing looks great. This is really cute and colored so nicely. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  10. Gorgeous panel! I love that you took Gruffie on vacation with you and made this in a hotel room! It just shows how keen you are and what a great keepsake! LOVE it :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  11. Oh my, this is such a fun image! Love how you embossed and colored it in! Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps this month :-)

  12. Beautiful card and stamp
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  13. Great project! Thanks for the step by step instructions, that definitely helps. Thanks for joining the August challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

  14. So cute! Great work :)
    Thanks for joining in the Scrapping4Fun Challenge!

    Carrie, DT


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