Green Gilded Wax Micro Bead Workshop


This workshop shows how to create a wonderful embossed panel & painted frame which all co-ordinates the colours with the paper & embellishments.


Here is a close up of the embossed panel & the intricate piercing the die achieves. The micro bead panel has been coloured with deep red gilding wax for a different look.


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Green Gilded Wax Micro Beads Workshop


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Shopping List

Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die: WIZS5-1

JustRite Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamp Plate: JRAG-04020

 Eco Green Acrylic Paint – Gold or Bronze & Clam Shell : ECAPCLAM

Flat Paint Brush : BRU10ECT

 Glass Glintzs : GG30CLR

Coconut A4 Card : 40980

 Cream : 40006Deep Red:40072  A4 Card Stock

Creative Expressions Gilding Wax: Enchanted Gold : CSGWENC

& Deep Red : CSGWRED

Cut Rite Wax Paper : WAXPAPER

 Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT

Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Self Adhesive Film : ADHA4

 Forest Moss : DPFOREST Ink Pad

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

2 Tone Ribbon :KN16

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

Decorative Paper & Dark Green Card


Step by Step Instructions

1 Take an off cut of card that will fit under the small radiant rectangle die shape. Select the clam shell eco green acrylic paint along with either a gold or bronze paint.

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2 Place a small amount of gold or bronze paint onto the card. Work on the ink blending mat so it can be clean easily.


3 Use a flat head paint brush and swipe the paint lengthways on the card.


4 Use the grime boss wipes to remove the excess paint off the mat before it dries.

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5 Speed the drying of the paint by heat setting the paint with the heat tool. Use the heat gun on the lower setting. Repeat the process using the clam shell paint and again dry the paint with the heat tool.

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6 Place a sheet of wax paper in between the paint & the smaller radiant rectangle die. Cut the shape through the Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

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7 Then use the embossing mat sandwich to emboss the piece before removing the die from the painted card. The paint was dry before cutting but by adding the wax paper makes sure the die is protected.

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8 Take a piece of sand paper and remove some of the top layer of clam shell paint. Buff the surface with a dry cloth to shine the finished layer of paint up.

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9 Alternatively add small swipes of Vaseline in between the layers of paint. Once the top layer is dry wipe the paint away using a cloth as the Vaseline acts as a resist.

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10 Take some Creative Expressions enchanted gold gilding wax on the end of your finger & add it to patches of the piece. This will add extra detail to the frame.

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11 Attach the radiant rectangles die to a piece of dark green card using some low tack tape. Leave a nice border all around the outside of the die.

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12 Now just emboss the panel through the Grand Calibur machine using just the base plate, the tan mat & pink embossing plate.

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13 Lay the green card onto the decorative paper that is going to frame the card.

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14 Cut a panel in the floral paper using the cut frame die from the radiant rectangles die set.

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15 Mat the floral paper onto some deep red card making sure a small border is left all around the outside of the card. To make the large card you will have to join 2 sheets of A4 together.

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16 Lay the mat onto a piece of A4 cream card leaving a border all around the edge of the card & then score a line to create a tab to join the card together.

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17 Crease the fold up to create a tab.

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18 Add some Cosmic Shimmer glue to the reverse of the tab before placing the 2nd sheet butt up to the score line. Fold the flap down & trim away the excess card down the side.

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19 Now the large card base has been made (or you may wish to just have a single panel card). Take the green frame card & score 2 lines around the edges of the card on the reverse.

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20 This will create a lovely embossed edging to the piece. Alternatively take a piercing tool & create a pierced edging in this same area.

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21 Cut a piece of self adhesive film slightly larger than the rectangle frame shape. Fold this in half & cut out a rectangle from the centre.

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22 This will create a hole in the film & will mean that less micro beads will be used on the unseen piece of card.

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23 Stick the film to a piece of card & add the micro beads to the film. Make sure the beads are pressed into place. Add some gilding wax to your finger & swipe it over the micro beads.

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24 Add the green frame over the micro beads using foam pads & some cosmic shimmer glue to make sure the pads stick to the beads.

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25 Place the green frame onto the backing paper base card. Layer up the floral rectangle & the painted panel again using foam pads.

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26 Stamp & emboss the friendship panel using the forest moss distress ink & some clear embossing powder. Cut the sentiment out using the inner oval die.

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27 Distress the edges of the ovals using the forest moss ink on a piece of cut`n`dry foam.

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28 Matt the sentiment onto distress painted frame. Using these techniques help co-ordinate the colours of the backing paper together.

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29 Wrap 3 rounds of 2 tone ribbon around your 4 fingers. If you have lots of ribbon then tie a knot or alternatively tie a piece of wire around the centre. This is great for using up less ribbon if you are short of a colour.

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30 Add the backing paper to the bottom of the glass glintz with clear glue & allow to dry. Place the piece over the bow to embellish the project.

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31 Here is the finished project. Try using different variations of the die layers to create a different look.

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32 This shot shows the delicate feel to the frame as well as the intricate piercing and embossing surrounding the frame.

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33 Why not try a UTEE flower made using the mold`n`pour putty to make this embellishment. UTEE – Various Techniques Part 1 & UTEE Workshop – Part 2  Happy Crafting

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One Response to Green Gilded Wax Micro Bead Workshop

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    I have recently “invested” (note that all important word) in this set of dies because they give you so much variety of shapes. I love the way you have used the frame just to emboss and cut out the twiddly bits – even more added value! Such a pretty card – I will be sure to give this one a go too. Lovely papers by the way. Thanks Suzanne for yet another brilliant tutorial. X

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