Art with Architecture

December 12th, 2009 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I wish  . . . you a Merry Christmas!
I purchased these supplies at the local craft store.  I was a little apprehensive of embossing on old paint.  There was the possibility of the old paint lifting.  Good news . . . it worked!
The first step to embossing is applying the embossing ink to your stamp pad.
Then apply the stamp to the corbel.
Sprinkle the embossing powder on to the embossing ink youve stamped on the corbel.  Tap off any excess powder.  Save the excess as it can be reused.
Apply heat to the powder, being careful not to apply too much. 
With a little bit of greens and a bell, wah-lah!  Youve added some art to your architecture! 
Heres a couple other words I used. Everyone needs a little word of encouragement now dont they?
Though this might not be architectural, its another great piece to embellish.  Ive been told its called a sprocket.  Whats the heck is a sprocket?  Your guess is as good as mine.  All it needs is a little greens and some wire.
And now all it needs is a candle :)
I wish  . . . you a Merry Christmas!

I wish  . . . you a Merry Christmas!

I LOVE architectural pieces.  Can I stress LOVE!  Whether it be corbels, pillars, molding, doesn't matter.  I guess I'm an architectural addict.  Ha!  At a recent occasional sale I purchased a bunch of these plain corbels.  And while they are cool just as they are, I wanted to jazz them up a bit.  And although I'm not one to be much of an "embellisher", I thought I'd try my hand at embossing.  It's kind of fun, and I think they turned out rather snazzy.  Let me know what you think.  Where they better plain, or do you like the extra bling? 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, wood, cottage, artwork, industrial, candle holder, , white, wire, silver-metallic, letters, paint

Comments (18)

starlvr writes: great ideas, i always wanted to try heat embossing & u make it look so easy...i think i can do it...thanks Posted: 8:33 am on December 31st
illiniCowgirl writes: I would love to own one! Posted: 5:33 pm on December 19th
junkit writes: You can NEVER have enough architectural pieces!!!! I love what you did with the corbels...too cute! So happy I found your blog and love every time you post. Posted: 3:25 pm on December 16th
oldnews writes: So beautiful!! Posted: 9:42 am on December 16th
suewhitney writes: You know how I feel about architectural salvage....never can have enough. Very creative and beautiful Miss Lani. Love the embossing idea!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:32 am on December 15th
piecesfromthepast writes: DITTO, I love this!!! Posted: 5:45 pm on December 14th
RustyDiva writes: Of course I love the bling! Great project, simple and exquisite outcome. Love it Lani.

Kenda Posted: 1:22 am on December 14th
shabbychick writes: Lani - I love your artsy architecture! Very chic - nice job my friend!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:54 pm on December 13th
georgiamoon writes: Lani these are tres chic. I love the rough texture of the Architectural pieces with the elegance of the embossed words and designs...simply stunning! Georgia Posted: 2:35 pm on December 13th
fellowjunker writes: I love how these turned out Lani......gorgeous!
xojanis Posted: 1:37 pm on December 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, this is my kind of project…salvaged architectural pieces. As always you’ve assembled another beautiful holiday project.

Posted: 12:00 pm on December 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Gorgeous Lani! Way to get crafty!
Candy Posted: 8:16 am on December 13th
alicemom writes: I know I am an "Architecture Addict" and love it! The embossing is really cool! Another fine Lani job!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:16 pm on December 12th
NDJunkGirl writes: Very nice! Love everything you come up with! Andrea Posted: 7:07 pm on December 12th
chippingcharm writes: These are beautiful Lani...such great ideas! I think I am an "Architecture Addict" as well...but, what if I don't want to "kick the habit"??? Laurel Posted: 2:15 pm on December 12th
monakent writes: As usual Lani, you didn't let us down with your wonderful post!!! THANKS so much for the step-by-step photos. I always wanted to try to emboss, but was afraid. Thanks to you, it doesn't seem so scary.

ADORE the sprocket in it's glory. What a COOL idea you came up with. I think I may have a few sprocket-type things down in my basement somewhere. Will have to look...

Your work is gorgeous. Always like to see what you have brewing in that cool, junky, creative mind of yours! gailmarie Posted: 1:27 pm on December 12th
bluebucket writes: I love the extra bling. Great project. I have lots of sprockets from around our farm. Funny how you know what something is until you have to define it, so the dictionary says - any of the teeth, as on a wheel, arranged to fit the links of a chain.
yours in junking, doreen Posted: 1:27 pm on December 12th
MakinItHappen writes: Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I've done embossing on paper, but never on something like this. And those clear stamps are the coolest. I can't wait to try it. Wonder if hubby would miss some parts of his motorcycle... Posted: 12:17 pm on December 12th
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