Friday, March 27, 2015

Emboss Resist with Pre-Embossed Papers

Here a little "Friday fun", especially if you're looking for a weekend project. This post is about a technique called: Emboss Resist.  The concept of a resist is that you put something on the paper that prevents the ink from sticking to the paper, in other words, it "resists" the ink. When you heat set embossing powder it does just that.

Card showcasing the Emboss Resist Technique

For this card I embossed the flower in white,  
and then sponged green around the image for a "halo" effect, 
and used markers to color the petals and leaves.

 Emboss Resist Technique colored with markers

You don't have to color the image. You can get some stunning results with a solid image too. And the technique works well for a background. To see more details on these projects just click on the photo.

Card showcasing the Emboss Resist Technique
Card showcasing the Emboss Resist Technique Card showcasing the Emboss Resist Technique Card showcasing the Emboss Resist Technique

So, what do you need to do a resist? You need embossing powder (I used white on these projects but you could use other colors too) and a heat tool. You'll also need an art grade sponge (a kitchen sponge is not flexible enough - trust me, I tried them and it doesn't work!)

heat tool for heat embossing stamping sponges

If you've never embossed before you're in for a treat. Its really fun to watch the powder turn all shiney as it "sets" to the paper.  Just stamp, sprinkle the powder over the ink and add heat. My images were stamped with Stampin'UP!'s White Craft ink and sprinkled with White embossing powder

Would you like to emboss a color? If you have colored embossing powder then you want to use a clear ink like Versamark Ink. Actually I've found that all of Stampin'UP!'s inks are "gooey" enough to hold on embossing powder, I just use a clear embossing powder

And just for fun, Stampin'UP! has some pre-embossed papers available as a Sale-a-bration reward. If you're not familiar with Sale-a-bration its Stampin'UP!'s big sale event of the year.  Each $50 purchase earns you a choice from the Sale-a-bration brochure. And this set of pre-embossed papers is one of your choices.

pre-embossed Designer Paper - Stampin'UP! 2015 Sale-a-bration option

pre-embossed Designer Paper - Stampin'UP! 2015 Sale-a-bration option

Sale-a-bration ends March 31st. There's still time to get in on the deal.
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If you're just starting out in the hobby then  the 2nd or 3rd options are really the best choice to get you started.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've been inspired to play today

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