Out of the Dark ~ A Version of Emboss Resist Tutorial
These days there are many fun and crazy techniques where you need an umpteen number of tools. Once in a while it’s nice to get back to stamping and inking basics that still turn heads. This technique reminded me of when I learned how to make Ukrainian eggs in elementary school. (It isn’t the same technique though I am trying to figure out how to adapt it to paper)
What I love about it is that it’s easy and fun!
-3 or 4 dye inks, I used Tim Holtz’s Distress Inks
-black dye ink (Black Soot Distress Ink)
-Ranger craft sheet
-clear embossing powder
I’ve chosen to use Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Tumbled Glass and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks for the base. You can easily use one colour to make it work but it’s fun with more! You can use sponges to add colour to create that soft effect.
Start with one colour, it doesn’t matter which one. Ink up your sponge then start with it sitting on the craft sheet and with a circular motion add colour onto the cardstock in spots around the cardstock. If it’s not looking the way you’d like right away, that’s okay there’s more colours to add and it’s better to start off with less and add more as you need it.
Add the next colour in the same manner as above. To get an even balance of colour throughout the piece, add the spots of colour in a triangle. (If you look just below my thumb, see the 3 pink spots? They form a triangle.)
Stamp your cardstock. I’ve flipped it over onto the stamp and pressed down with my finger tips all over to make sure that the whole piece has been stamped. (ignore the sticky notes stuck on the back, I’ll revisit that later)
Hold the cardstock down with one hand (I have to make do with one as the other is holding the camera) and carefully lift up one side to make sure it’s worked. Then move your hand over and check the other side.
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel also known as UTEE. When you look closely at the crystals they’re larger than regular embossing powder. Regular or fine embossing powder is great for more detailed images.
Tap the sides of the cardstock to remove excess UTEE. Don’t flick the front or back, you’ll end up removing too much UTEE.
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Now it’s your turn to get inky!! Post your take on your blog add the link in the comments section below, I’d love to see what you do with it!
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