Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Heat Embossing with a Wash

This is a technique that has been around for a while.  When I got the Pleasant Poppies stamp, I thought it would lend itself beautifully to embossing and it didn't disappoint.

So. to get this look here's what you do:

1.  Using an embossing buddy to remove static from your cardstock by rubbing it all over the card.
2. Stamp your image onto the white cardstock using Versamark Ink.
3. Cover the image with white embossing powder.  Tap off any excess.
4.  Use your heat tool to heat the embossing powder until it becomes opaque and shiny.  Don't overheat it or it will flatten out and look dull.

You've just completed "Heat Embossing"


Now, to Emboss Resist:
1.  Using a wash made of a few drops of  re-inker (I used Bravo Burgundy) and a couple of sprays of water from a mister - I like to use the old lid of a brad box to mix it in, paint over the embossed image.   The effect should be uneven and streaky.  You're not looking for a solid finish, but a wash effect.
2.  Once dry - it should only take a couple of minutes - gently wipe any ink off the embossed area with a tissue.  The embossing "resists" the ink and you get that gorgeous "popped" effect.

If you'd like to see the finished card, checkout my facebook page here.

Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. This is a cool technique. The result is so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.


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