Mixed Media Mechanics: Embossing - Recorded

Mixed Media Mechanics: Embossing - Recorded


Get out your tools and join me for Embossing: 1 of 12 classes in the Mixed Media Mechanics series.

The Lowdown

Mixed Media Mechanics is a series of 12 workshops that focus on many of the techniques that are the basis for mixed media art. Think of these classes as back to basics - although they are geared equally toward beginners and seasoned pros.

The Embossing class was held Live in December 2023. This is an edited and recorded version

The process of heat embossing has been around for some time now, yet somehow the magic of watching powder turn into metal never gets old. Over the years, new approaches and products related to embossing have been developed and are keeping this technique fresh and ever-changing. Join me for this workshop where we will review the basics and together, step-by-step, go through a number of my favorite techniques, products, and twists connected to heat embossing that are well suited for mixed media work.

The workshop is divided into 2 videos. Part 1 includes a review of the supply list and a step-by-step review of both traditional and unique approaches, techniques, and products related to heat embossing with my opaque powders from WOW. In Part 2, the focus is on using my translucent Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek in novel ways. These include making a faux encaustic surface, embossing skins, translucent paper, and much more.

The Skinny

  • The workshop is hosted on YouTube.
  • The class includes nearly 1 hour and 45 minutes of instruction, broken down into 2 videos.
  • Please note that this is a recording of a live online class and, as such, there may be references to questions asked and comments made by participants.
  • Cost of the workshop is $35USD via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 
  • There are no refunds once registered.
  • Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email (from Janene Kalb and usually within 24 hours of registering) that includes a PDF in the form of an email attachment that includes the same supply list as printed below as well as instructions on how to access the workshop.

The Supply List

If you would like to work along with me, please have the following on hand. If you do not have all the supplies, please simply sit back and watch and decide at that time if you want to invest in the specific products needed. Please note that I use a number of other products not on this list (some of which are listed in the optional supplies below). If you have them, you can grab them at class time. If you do not, you can always get them later if you like.

Substrate: I use a variety of paper types – primarily watercolor but also vintage book pages, tissue, fabric scraps, and some random papers – as a substrate to emboss on. We will use these sheets for a series of techniques rather than as a base for a piece of art.

Embossing Powder: Go through your stash and have your favorites handy. For many of the techniques, any brand and type of embossing powder will work. I will be using my own powders from WOW along with my Emerald Creek Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder. No worries if you do not have the Vintage Beeswax. You can follow along and decide if you want to purchase it later.

Embossing Pad

Heat tool (cannot be a blow dryer)

Printer/scrap paper to catch your embossing powder

Assorted rubber stamps and acrylic block

Assorted stencils

Craft Mat

Chip or paint brush

Optional: Face mask (we all have them and it isn’t great to breath in embossing powder for 2 hours); glue stick, matte medium, awl, WOW Embossing Freestyle Tool, WOW Mixed Media Embossing Brush, Embossing Pen)

Paper towel, baby wipe, or cloth for clean up