Sunday, February 27, 2011

Embossing Powder Techniques #13

Rainbow Embossing Powder

You can use different colours of EP on one image to create a rainbow effect.

I used Smooch Spritz to emphasize the "fairytale" theme.

On this blog, I usually use Stampin' Up! products exclusively for my samples, so I'm confined to a small selection of EP colours.

Do try this with more than 2 colours!

Swipe the card stock with an Embossing Buddy to keep stray specks of EP to a minimum.

Stamp an image with a VersaMark pad. Hold the card stock at an angle and pour a colour of EP on a section of the image. Tip the card stock to pour off the excess powder. Turn the card stock and add EP to another section of the image and remove the excess powder.

Once the EP has adhered to a section of the image, it will resist any more powder so you can safely add another colour by overlapping the application. Pour off the excess powder. Check for stray specks of EP and remove with a fine paint brush.

Use the heat tool to melt the powders and let cool.

-Full of Life 111550 IBC p. 152
-Dreams du Jour 111624 IBC p. 101
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Baja Breeze card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-1/16 in. hand punch 101227 IBC p. 202
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
-Gold EP 109129 IBC p. 196
-Silver EP 109131 IBC. 196
-Square Ice Rhinestone brads 109113 IBC p. 187
-Whisper White 1/8 in. taffeta ribbon 119262 IBC p. 191
-Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz 118772 IBC p. 195

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Embossing Powder Techniques #12

Faux Mosaic Resist

Previously, in Heat Embossing Techniques #3, I showed you a similar technique. This one is a lot faster to make, but first you have to make a Mosaic stamp. Here's how.

Stampin' Up! stamp sets are die cut when you receive them. After you mount your stamps, save the foam backed adhesive rubber to make a Mosaic stamp. Cut the flat rubber into "shards" and adhere them to a suitable block leaving some space between the pieces. Use this stamp to turn any image into a mosaic without cutting.

I stamped the rose on white card stock with Jet Black StazOn ink and used markers and a blender pen to colour the image. Let the inks dry completely; you can speed the drying with a Heat Tool.

Swipe the card stock with an Embossing Buddy and stamp your Mosaic stamp with a VersaMark pad. Apply Clear EP, shake off the excess and melt with a Heat Tool.

When the EP is cooled, swipe the piece with a black ink pad, NOT StazOn, working the ink into the "cracks". Then, clean the ink from the EP with a tissue.

-Happiness Shared 117038 IBC p. 100
-Mosiac stamp (see instructions)
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
-Old Olive ink pad
-Basic Black ink pad
-Pretty in Pink ink pad
-Jet Black StazOn pad 101406 IBC p. 195
-Pink Pirouette marker
-River Rock marker
-So Saffron marker
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-Whisper White card stock
-Basic Black card stock
-Pink Pirouette card stock
-River Rock card stock
-1/16 in. hand punch 101227 IBC p. 202
-Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch 119275 IBC p. 201
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
-Clear EP 109130 IBC p. 196
-Clear Rhinestone brad 113144 IBC p. 187
-Black Satin Ribbon 117285 IBC p. 191

Friday, February 18, 2011

Embossing Powder Techniques #11

Joseph's Coat Resist
When creating this subtly layered effect, choose closely related colour combinations to avoid a muddy appearance.

I stamped the butterflies with So Saffron ink close together on White card stock. Using the leaf stem, I stamped with Baja Breeze and Marina Mist, overlapping the images. Then, I used a sponge dauber to fill in most of the remaining white space with Bashful Blue ink. Make sure to let the inks dry or use a heat tool to speed the process.

Swipe the card stock with an Embossing Buddy and stamp the butterflies, spaced widely, with VersaMark. Cover with Clear EP, shake off the excess and melt with the heat tool. Let cool.

Using sponge daubers I coloured in the background with patches of Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy ink. Finally, I stamped the leaf stem with Not Quite Navy and set the card stock aside to dry. Don't use a heat tool to speed the drying at this point or the inks will mix with the embossing powder when it melts. You want the EP to stay clear.

When the card stock is dry, use a tissue to remove the inks from the heat embossed butterflies to reveal the lighter colours beneath.

-Great Friend 113792 IBC p. 122
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-So Saffron pad
-Baja Breeze pad
-Marina Mist pad
-Bashful Blue pad
-Not Quite Navy pad
-Certainly Celery pad
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 165-170
-So Saffron card stock
-Whisper White card stock
-Certainly Celery card stock
-Not Quite Navy card stock
-Big Shot 113439 IBC p. 204
-Matchbox die 114890 IBC p. 204
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Embossing Buddy 103083 IBC p. 196
-sponge daubers 102892 IBC p. 195
-Clear embossing powder 109130 IBC p. 196
-Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon 119766 IBC p. 191
-Subtles flower brads 119732 IBC p. 187

Friday, February 11, 2011

Embossing Powder Techniques #10

Marker Resist

Compared to the Water Colour re-inker resist (see technique #7 below) this technique is super simple.

After stamping with VersaMark, I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment focal point.

Then, using a marker I coloured the spaces. Some of the ink will get on the embossed image so be careful not to smear it. Just dab it with a tissue to remove.

-Vintage Vogue 117690 IBC p. 126
Ink IBC pp. 165-169
-Rose Red pad 101778
-Rose Red marker 100063
-Crumb Cake pad 121030
-VersaMark pad 102283 IBC p. 195
Paper IBC pp. 164-170
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Brushed Gold card stock
-Blushing Bride card stock
-Rose Red card stock
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049 IBC p. 198
-1/16 in. punch 101227 IBC p. 202
-Heat Tool 100005 IBC p. 196
-Gold embossing powder 109129 IBC p. 196
-Gold brads 104337 IBC p. 187
-Rose Red seam binding 121884 OMC p. 16