Embossing Techniques–Resist w/ Watercolors and Molten Effect

This is the first in our videos showing different techniques that you can do with embossing powders.

I started by die cutting five of the word “thanks” and glud them together with wet glue. To hold them together, I laid an ink pad on it until I was ready to use it.

I took a background stamp from Rubberneckers called Abstract Roses. and inked it with Versamark ink and inked a light 65 lb white card stock. I rubbed it with an anti-static pouch before stamping. I laid the white card stock on the stamp and rubbed it with my hand to ensure a good image. I used Ranger princess gold embossing powder and then heat set it, (after making sure I didn’t have any stray powder.)
I used micro brushes to clean off the excess powder…I found mine on Aliexpress and got 100 for under $2.00.
I painted the background with Viviva color sheets, and showed the second image colored with Crayola Markers to show you can use anything to color your images with. I colored the centers of the flowers with the darkest red, then colored the whole background with a lighter combination of vermillion and burnt umber. Then I waited for that to dry and then added burnt umber to the crimson and colored around the centers of the flowers with that combination. I did re-color the crimson centers after everything was dried. My paper was not watercolor paper, so it curled, so I tried to flatten it with my die cutting machine, but it didn’t really flatten, so I used foam tape on the back and attached it to a craft colored Gina K card stock that was 11″ long and 4 1/4″ wide, scored at 5 1/2″ to make an A2 size card.
I used several Crayola markers in the purple, blue and dark pink families and scribbled them on a ceramic tile then wet them and blended them together to make my background for the second card. I used a dark purple to color the centers of the flowers then the blended color for the rest of the design. I used a Royal and Langnickel watercolor brush to paint with.
To make the molten look on embossed surfaces, press the die cuts into the Versamark ink pad, then pour the Ranger Princess Gold powder over it. Then heat set it, and wait for it to cool, then press it into the ink pad again and pour the powder over it again and heat it again. Repeat this until you like the molten look. Try not to get any of the powder on the back of your image as it makes it hard to glue to the card if it has the heated powder on the back..
I took a 1 1/2″ wide x 4″ long strip of white card stock and colord it with the crimson watercolor and dried it, then put tear tape on the back and made it into a flag shape then glued the hello to the flag with wet adhesive. On the purple card, I used the princess gold embossing powder on a sentiment on purple cardstock that was 2″ wide by 4″ wide and adhered it to the front of the card with tear tape.

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