Yesterday I was reading through some paper crafting blogs and saw a technique using white embossing powders and Distress Inks. Once I find the post I will update here. I decided to try this but did most things differently so essentially made this my "own". I think of it as using embossing as an ink resist technique by using white on white (white, opaque embossing powder on white paper). Below I have outlined simple steps:
- White Embossing Powder (I used Whispers Opaque White Embossing Powder),
- Embossing Ink (Ranger Emboss It)- Background Stamp (I used Carbonated Background from the Hero Arts Basic Clippings Collection) - Acrylic Block (I used the Tim Holtz Acrylic Grid Block Set).
- Ink Daubers (I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stains in Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage, Gathered Twigs, Pickled Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers and Bronze)
- Water Mister (I used Ranger Inkssentials mini mister)
- Heat Gun
- Circle stamp
Step OneStamp with embossing ink, cover with power and then heat set"
Dab paper with Distress Ink Stain Dauber in first color (Distress Stain Peacock Feathers)
Step ThreeDab paper with Distress Ink Stain Dauber in the second color (Distress Stain Bundled Sage) and then Mist generously
Dab paper with Distress Ink Stain Dauber in the third and forth colors (Gathered Twigs and Vintage photo). Mist generously and move paper around so the ink moves from side to side.
Dab with all colors until covered. Top with Bronze Distress Stain and then mist and rub with a cloth. Gently and evenly dry paper with a heat gun.
Trim sides and ink sides if desired). Finished!
I have not finished a card with the bronze "patina" background but I did finish the mat. For this I added Liquid Pearls in bronze and edged the sides in bronze ink from a Colorbox metallics pigment ink pad set.I plan to add a stamp to the middle to cover where the stamp missed the page.
See the picture below to see all of the finished papers. I came up with three designs, one striped, one mottled Patina and one mottled "tie-dye".
For this one I decided to use the front. I rounded the corner and inked the sides in a lilac Tsukineko ink pad as you can see in the finished project.
I added a border with fuschia and light lemon Bazzil card stock. The sentiment (from Micheal's) was stamped on White card Stock and mounted on
Vintage Collection Retro Mod Squad fuchsia paper and then large circle punched die cut with a stamp from the Stampin' Up Circle Stamps collection
Next I wanted to share how to use the back of the design.....For this project project I colored in the circles and then used the back side for the background. Again the corners were rounded and the sides were inked but this time with both the lilac Tsukineko ink pad and with a hot pink Versa Color ink pad.
NOTE: I am entering this in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which this week is to create your own background using stamps