Hello Stampin’ Friends ~
Today I have a cute little Halloween card for you, and it has a technique the was requested by Olivia. She wanted to learn more about the Embossing Paste … and that was a good choice, because I’ve had it for some time now, but never used it!! Thanks Olivia for challenging me to use the stuff I bought!! lol I think we all have a tendency to do that once in a while.
First; What is Embossing Paste? It’s a product that is super easy to use and adds great texture to your projects! Apply it over decorative masks, then let dry for easy texture. This paste can be changed to any color you desire with a drop or two of your ink refill! In fact, this paste is so fun and can be used in so many ways … I have decided to host a class!
Now you are ready to create your textured backgrounds on scrapbook pages, cards and more. You see that I am mixing the paste with a drop of my ink refill, with one of the 3 pallet knifes that we offer. They are plastic with no sharp edges and the work well for applying and scrapping off the excess paste. It’s also a good idea to have some warm soapy water near so you can clean up right away … before it dries onto your tools. I use an old cake pan and towel … they work great!
There are 4 masks included in the decorative mask package offered by Stampin’ Up! I will be using the brick pattern in the project today and will be doing just partial texturing verses adding the paste over the entire project …
The three different pallet knifes make it easy to apply the paste where you want it, others work great for taking off the excess paste. Once it’s applied you can take off your mask and allow it to dry. (Clean off your supplies in the warm soapy water) It doesn’t take too long to dry … depends on how thick it is, humidity, etc. You can use your heat gun, although that may “puff” it up a bit.
Here is the card I created using my paste … I am using the Cauldron Bubble Stamp set, the Cauldron Framelits Dies, and the Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper… just too cute!!
I actually colored my paste Smoky Slate, same as my card front … the texture is so cool on the card!! There are actually several techniques used on todays card! Besides the Embossing Paste, did you know that the dies in our bundle coordinate with some of the images in our Toil and Trouble Designer Series Paper!! Only the broom is stamped and colored … the cat and witch are from the designer paper.
I also brought back “sponging” … I’ve sponged the punched moon to create a dimensional effect. I did coloring on my broom and finally I did a “double stamp” on my greeting… I stamped my greeting and then stamped again but slightly off because I wanted to create a “shadow” effect. Looks great for Halloween.
My spider web was created with the new Black Foil Sheets in the Holiday Catalog and the Cauldron Framelits Dies. Well … I couldn’t let the spider web outshine my stars to I added a touch of the Wink of Stella on each star and around the edge of the moon.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how the Embossing paste is used, I’m sure I’ll be making many more cards with this now that I found out how easy it is to use!
Watch for an upcoming class on the Embossing paste … my guess I’ll schedule it sometime in September or October.
Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, and I hope I inspired you to pull out something in your stamp room that you haven’t used yet.
Have an awesome day.
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