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Friday, 19 August 2016

Embossed Panels Part 2

Another card made with the embossed panels, this one in very soft pink, blue and a silvery purple.
The stencil is Tim Holtz Lace Layering Stencil.
 The techniques I'm using I saw in a You Tube video, and HERE is the link to my first blog post, which also includes the link for the video.

I'd spread Pearl embossing paste through the stencil, then chose some embossing powders to use.
 The three here I have had for more years than I care to recall, and I'm not even sure they are still available.
 I've just done a search, and they are available in America, from Lindys Stamp Gang, but I can't find them in the UK.

 They are called Moonglow powders, and each has a two toned effect, depending on the angle of the light.

 Here is the panel after heating, before being trimmed down.

Trimmed down, and just mounted onto a white card base, and again two score lines were made above and below the design.
 The sentiment is from the Phill Martin Scribbled Sentiments set, stamped onto a scrap of white card and attached with foam pads. A punched flower was added to both ends, with an acrylic gem in the centres.

The second card of this post is this one.
 For this one, Pearl Embossing paste was coloured with Distress Ink- Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Wilted Violet. Although they are quite strong colours, they become very pastel when combined with the paste.

The Stencil is Tim Holtz Flourish.

Each pad was pressed onto a craft mat, then a little paste added and worked together well.  It's a good idea to have some small pots to hand, as even with this small amount, I had coloured paste left over, and wasn't going to waste it. One colour was made at a time, but I think next time I will make all the colours first, then do the spreading. It takes a few minutes to get the paste and ink thoroughly mixed, and this does mean that excess paste starts to dry on the stencil, making it harder to clean.
Another point with this stencil, take care when lifting it and do so gently. Many of the curly parts of the flourishes tend to get stuck in the paste.

Put aside to dry, and when it is it looks like this. You still have the pearl sheen in lovely pale colours.

Now for matting and layering. It's matted onto a pale purple card, now I'm adding a couple of offset triangle 'corners' to it.

This gadget, from Stix2, is a Corner Ruler, and I bought mine in Imperial measurements, although they do make a metric version too. Useful in this sort of situation for getting things straight. 

Mounted onto the card front, and I've used a blank I folded a while back, and had lightly spritzed with some pink and purple inks.

The Sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set, Crazy Talk. Stamped in the same Mustard Seed ink, then cut to a banner shape. Added to the card with some Silicone glue.
 Now, due to the problem I mentioned earlier of some of the curls in the flourishes getting stuck, there were a couple of patches on the stencilled paste that were not perfect.
 So,  simple solution- Hide them! Out came some punched flowers, which I just layered up, then finished with an acrylic gem. Added an extra couple, and one on the banner for balance.


rmgcreations.blogspot.co.uk said...

What a fabulous technique Shaz. Love those gentle colours too. Thank you for the tutorial. Hugs Rita xxxx

Christine said...

Lovely post. Love the finished card.
I have some of those powders, sat in my box for years .... now I know what to do with them!! When I find them of course!
Take care
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