Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Embossed

When I was at Creativation, the trade show for what was formerly called CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) but which I now called AFCI (Association for Creative Industries), I spent a good amount of time at both the Impression Obsession and the PaperArtsy booths. Smack in the middle of those spaces was Emerald Creek, a Canadian shop perhaps best known for their embossing powders. 

Happily, I connected with the crew there and was able to bring home some embossing powders to try. 


Happily, I can also say I was thoroughly pleased with the result. Some of the powders were fine and some were gritty and chunky. Bet you can't guess which I liked the best? I was fascinated by how quickly their powders melted. With many brands there comes a moment where I begin to think that the melting will never happen. But not so with Emerald Creek.

I decided to create a journal page using some of my new borders stamps with Impression Obsession as a way to create a reference for the samples that I had.


Some detail...

Salted Navy Enamel + Sticks rubber stamp 

Fractured Ice + Chainlink rubber stamp

Weathered Wood + Colander rubber stamp

Hammered Metal + Donuts rubber stamp

Charred Gold + Crossing Guard rubber stamp

Onyx Frost + Drop Spots

You can learn more about Emerald Creek and their products in this video taken on the show floor:

18 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I loved the Fractured Ice. I suspect you preferred the chunky embossing powder, since you love texture! It was all quite nice, though and I think you did a great review.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Love them! I must try these out! :-) Thanks for the info

Jess M said...

I am a huge fan of the Emerald Creek products. I have been on their design team for a while now. I am continually impressed with Kim and her drive. She listens to what people want and dies her best to make it happen. The embossing powders are a constant staple on my craft table. So happy you played with the powders and enjoyed them.

Jenny Marples said...

Kim and her team were so lovely and I fell in love with the Quarry gemstones. Now having seen the fractured ice it's a need! LOVE the way you tested them. Thank you for sharing x

Kim Evans said...

I'm over come with gratitude. This was so much more then I ever thought would be done by another colleague/competitor. You truly stand out among the crowd and I am delighted you enjoyed the embossing powders. I can't wait to add your dies and stencils into the lineup of products. These borders are fantastic! Thank you so much! I can't wait to come your way, take a class and see the pieces you have created and visit the best sites. And one day if you head my way I will show you the best places to be inspired and unwind.

Cathy Potosky said...

So glad you liked the powders!! I am a Charred Gold and Hammered Metal addict!! So glad you got to connect with Kim and give these a try Seth! I have been lucky enough to be on her DT and see the new stuff as it comes out and Kim is always finding new ways to amaze us! Enjoy your powders,they look great with the borders!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

So glad you were able to try Kim's embossing powders Seth! As part of her design team I've been lucky enough to use them as well and adore them, especially the chunky textured powders, Hammered Metal and Burnt Copper Leaves are two of my personal favourites. Thanks so much for giving Kim this shout out, she's a dynamo and one of the sweetest people I've ever met, wonderful to see her mentioned here on your blog, thank you for your generosity ❤ Deb xo

Squiddy said...

ooooh, those shades of "grey"!

Jo Murray said...

The mind boggles at the number of textures and stuff one could get.

Peg Robinson said...

Great looking stuff. I can't wait to get some and play tfs

Patricia Conley said...

Lovely!! Do they ship to US? Your stamps, those embossing powders, match made in heaven!!

Xanapan said...

Love everything about this post Seth.
Your awesome stamps and also your generosity of spirit!

Seth said...

Hey Patricia. Going to ask Kim Evans from the company for the answer to your question and have her post the response on the post.

elle said...

Whoo hoo! Canadian content. Luv the texture and your borders are remarkable. :)

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Oooooh! Just visited their website and ordered Hammered Metal, Vintage Ivy Textured, Burnt Copper Leaves and Oil Rubbed Bronze. It was easy to pay and have shipped to the U.S., no problem. Thanks, Seth!

Gwen Lafleur said...

Dang it Seth! I'm trying to save money here... lol. Of course, I'm a HUGE fan of embossing powder in mixed media, and these look amazing! I just ordered a bunch to play with, including Hammered Metal and Charred Gold (drool) and like 8 more. I can't wait to try these out! Thanks so much for sharing!

Donelda M said...

Emerald Creek embossing powders are AMAZING !! You must really see them in person. Love your work Seth. So inspiring. Thanks !!