Monday, July 14, 2014

An Um Wow Imp

There is an art journaling blog and YouTube channel that I've been following called Imperfect Impulses with Aaron so I guess that makes me one of his Imps. I love this guy - his techniques, his style, his videos as well as his personality. And he likes Lady Gaga so all in all he is just about perfect. There is just one tiny, little problem. He has been costing me money. In a recent video Aaron used some masks and doodads from Um Wow Studios that I just had to have.

UmWow has all kinds of laser cut chipboard from the tiniest Confetti Collections up to tag books. I tried to restrain myself but the confetti packages were just so tempting. I ended up ordering 7 packages of confetti. They are supposed to be chipboard but look like wood. They can be stained, painted, stamped on, heat embossed and probably things I haven't thought of yet. I do have to warn you though - these are laser cut so there is soot on them. Don't drop them on anything light that you want kept clean and wipe your hands after handling.
Diamonds: Solids as small as 1/8 inch up to 5/8 and frames from 3/8 up to 1 inch.
Chevrons: Solids and frames from about 3/8 to 1 inch
Octagons: Solids and frames from less than 1/4 up to about an inch.
Snowflakes: 1/8 to 1 inch
Gear Mash: The smallest is about 3/8 and the 2 largest are 1 1/2 and 2 inches.
Arrows: Every type imaginable!
Love Confetti: Hearts, tags, lips, people, X&O, and arrows in assorted sizes.

UmWow's masks are a bit thicker than most of the other masks and stencils I have which should give me a higher profile when using embossing paste. They are also a bit stiffer so I am wondering if I will get a sharper image when sponging or spritzing. The five that I chose for my first haul are: Brick, Butterfly Swarm, Diamond Confetti, Hexagon Confetti, and Star Confetti. Can't wait to use these!

Plan on seeing these products from UmWow in future projects. I already have a partial order ready to go and I haven't even used this stuff yet. Is there a 12 Step Program for this?

Til next time...


DeeDee Catron said...

Hello Katie! DeeDee here from UmWowStudio :) So glad to have you among our newest fans! Can't wait to see what you do with the product, and I'd love for you to find and share with us on facebook :) ♥

Aaron Blazevich said...

Aaron here! I'm glad to have you as an Imp, my friend! Your blog looks pretty awesome. I'm bookmarking it so I can come back and check in on you!!!