Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Resist Embossing with Paint

I just did this tutorial for the Scrapdango January Newsletter!

Resist Embossing with Paint

This is a fun technique to try with supplies that a lot of you probably already own.

Versamark ink or a pigment ink (something slow drying)
clear embossing powder
heat gun
acrylic paint

1. Stamp your image on flat cardstock.
2. Put embossing powder on the stamped image and tap off extra.
3. Heat emboss.
4. Mix acrylic paint with a little water and paint over the cardstock.
5. Wipe over the painted area with a paper towel and the paint will come off the embossed image and pop through.

Tips and Ideas
**To prevent the embossing powder from sticking in places you don't want it to, rub a dryer sheet over your paper before you start.
**Don't add too much water to your paint or it'll soak your paper.
**Use a textured paper for a different effect.
**Use different paint applicators to get different effects.
**Try the same techinque with ink and a brayer.
**Try using different coloured embossing powders.

Play with this and have fun!


Christina Hill said...

What a nice effect this is. Honestly, paint on my paper? I never would have thought about that. I saw somebody else suggest something similar on their blog just yesterday and I really love how it looks. Thanks for the tip! And thanks for visiting my blog. :)

Jenn said...

What a neat idea Colleen. I love another reason to use paint on my pages. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Wow this is very cool Colleen! TFS can't wait to try it.

Heather Lough said...

That was a great technique, Colleen and love thoe stamps.