Supplies: You will basically need the same supplies you gathered in our initial Embossing 101 Installment, i.e., Heat Tool, Embossing Powders (EP), Embossing Ink with a very inky pad (Re-Inkers are available), Cardstock, Stamps, Anti Static Brush, Fine Tip Brush (optional) and Tidy Tray (optional).
This installment we will be working on a larger project and using multiple colors. Sometimes we call this “Painting with Powder”.
As before, brush CS with your anti-static brush, then ink your stamp well. Apply image to CS. TIP – leave stamp on CS long enough for ink to transfer, don’t just “tap” it and go.
Choose at least two colors for each section of your image, i.e., two colors of green for the leaves and two colors of red for the rose. TIP – I like to open all my jars so that I am ready to apply EP as quickly as possible.
Now comes the difference in our EP application. With a small spoon, working on the leaf and stem, sprinkle one of your greens lightly over stem, leaf and calyx. After first color application gently tap off excess before applying color two. TIP – 1. Have a good light handy when you begin, it makes it easier to see the embossing ink on the CS and 2. Keep the picture of your stamp image in front of you. Referring to the “picture” on the back of the rubber stamp will help you know where to apply your color.
Repeat process with flower head. REMEMBER – The more ink that goes from your rubber stamp to the CS, the more time you will have to “paint”. In any case, you will want to move along at a good pace.
Now lets “heat to set” EP, then brush area to be stamped with anti-static brush again and choose message stamp. See “Installment 1”.
Beautiful finish, apply PK Glitz Sticky Tape to back and Voila! Quick, Easy, Beautiful!
Here is a second sample using one of my favorite stamps (you can tell by the wear :)
Remember TIP of keeping the picture of your stamp in front of you so that if you have trouble seeing the clear embossing ink, you will be able to “see” where your powder needs to go. Also, TIP – let your excess EP fall away from ink you do not wish to color.
Experiment with various stamps that you have. Yes, of course, you can make a stamp a single color, but what fun is that? It’s sort of like using only one Crayola from a 32 pc box. :)
Be sure to check back January 31st for “You Don’t Need To Have Rubber Stamps To Emboss”. And, as before, if you have questions, contact me at Info@PKGlitz.com.