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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Hot stuff

We thought we'd go along with the weather this week and turn up the heat for some embossing on our pieces.

Carol used an arch for her first piece. The images have been stamped and embossed with clear and then the arch is coloured with Distress inks. The embossing resists the ink to reveal the images still showing the white of the board.

The Grungepaper butterfly at the top is coloured using Distress Stains and she's finished the piece off with a beaded pin and some steampunk cut outs.

Carol's second piece today cleverly uses a wavy twinche as a focal point on a card. The twinche was coloured with Distress Stains and then stamped and embossed with gold powder.

The twinchie is lined up over the same image stamped onto the base, making a fab textural contrast for the card.

Please pop over to {Carol's blog} if you'd like more details.

I chose an ATC to work with and also used emboss resist. The sentiment and flowers were embossed with white powder. I flooded each petal area with watercolour and then used a drop of reinker to colour the background before sponging over some sequin waste with a second shade of green. I also "stamped" a couple of leaves by pressing an inked-up skeleton leaf on there.

Full details of supplies {here} on my blog if you would like them.

The beauty of the white lined board for projects like these is that you get a really solid base that doesn't warp at all when you apply heat for the embossing and your colours go on true to form with no preparation needed - gotta love something that lets you stamp and go!

Thanks for joining us again this week!


Zoechaos said...

Lovely samples all so different and great fun with the colours. XOXO Zoe

Anesha said...

Wonderful creations, love the ATC!

Karen said...

oooo some lovely inspiration there girls, thank you xxx

Kaz said...

Gorgeous projects again girls xxx

Di said...

Wow, gorgeous projects again. I love heat embossing and I've never tried embossing first with clear powder and then inking afterwards...I'm obviously way behind on techniques. I will be trying this very soon xx