Monday, July 19, 2010

Retake on Thinking Inking - Week Two Swap Tags

To find out more about the Retake on Thinking Inking, check out this post.  Week two is all about embossing.  Embossing in general, using multiple colors of embossing powders, distress embossing powder, UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) ... 

Here are the tags I made.  One to swap one to keep.

Rubber Stamps : Stampin Up Printed Pattern (harlequin background), Rubber Stampede (Gerbera Daisy)
Distress Inks : Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint
Embossing Powders : Stampendous PEARLustre in Garnet and Champagne

Technique :
  • Blended distress inks on with foam applicator
  • Waterstamped background (inked with Versamark, then spritzed with water and stamped)
  • Dried with heat gun and rubbed with embossing bag (so powder wouldn't stick anywhere except where I wanted it.)
  • Stamped flower with versamark, sprinkled with embossing powders and heated.
  • Inked edge by applying the distress ink pad direct to paper.
The cool thing about the distress inks is that they react with water, so stamping with a wet rubber stamp lightens the stamped areas.  Something I learned about embossing powder is not to overheat!  The first flower I stamped on another tag seeped in to the tag until it was no longer embossed.  I was left with a flat gold flower.

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