Hi all! My name is Susana Magenheimer and I am thrilled to be a featured guest for Relics & Artifacts®. I have been a longtime fan of Sandra’s resin blanks and now her fabulous "Cassiopeia's Throne" wood blanks. I love the creative possibilities and the quality of her products. When I saw the throne, I was totally inspired. I started thinking of all those famous thrones and chairs out there and the first thing that came to mind was the Game of Thrones. I love the haunting gothic feel of the that throne and wanted to create a throne that would lend itself to the show.
The two most dramatic effects were the seat cushion as well as the webbing on the side of the throne. I love the antique look of this gold and how it has black bits amping up the ancient feel.
I used embossing ink to set the powder then a heat gun to melt it down. I kept a rubber stamp at the ready that had been pre-inked with embossing ink to impress on to the second layer of powder I heated up. You have to be quick and precise once you move the heat gun away because things cool down fast. The next step you should really practice if you have never done this before, especially for the timing. Press the rubber stamp (never a clear stamp) for about 30 seconds into the heated powder very carefully, then remove rubber stamp. Be careful NOT to burn yourself. Then, when totally cool, glue on to the seat blank.
For the sides, I used the same reverse embossing technique as the seat. The black accentuates the dry brushed Viva Décor Inka Gold and creates the glowing green hue.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my process as much as I enjoyed creating it. So what are you waiting for? Go snag yourself a throne and have some fun!
Relics & Artifacts "Cassiopeia's Throne"
Emerald Creek Embossing Powder Charred Gold
The Crafter's Workshop Black Gesso
Liquitex Acrylic Paint "Antique Gold"
Alpha Stamps metal pieces
Viva Decor Inka Gold ink