Thursday 19 February 2015

Embossing Paste Techniques

Hello dear crafty friends,

Dolly here, I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day Celebration with your beloved ones. We are so excited to see the entries for the current challenge at Lulupu - Love you SWEETS. Please remember to link your creations for this challenge till the 28 Feb 2015.

Today's post will be a little different from the usual because I will be sharing a couple of techniques which you can try using embossing/ texture paste. I hope you try the techniques and share your creations with us :)

1. Colouring Embossing paste

For this technique, I mixed the embossing paste with some distress inks before using it with a stencil and as you can see you get a lovely color with the embossing paste. The white embossing paste can be turned into any color by using colored inks. The best inks to work with the embossing paste would be the distress inks/stains/re-inkers. Always remember to mix the embossing paste with the ink on a craft sheet. If you do not have a craft sheet, you can also use acetate sheet. It works just fine. Don't forget to clean your stencil and craft mat immediately after working with embossing paste since the paste hardens after drying.

Once the background for the cards was made with the colored embossing paste and some Prima stencil, I just had to add the sentiment and some embellishment to complete my cards.

2. Embossing paste and glitter

For this card, I just mixed some fine gold glitter with the embossing paste to use with the stencils. The look you get by mixing the glitter is super cool to look at. The close up picture show the gold glitter mixed with the paste. Tip: Do not mix a lot of glitter since the embossing paste would then not dry properly and the chances of sticking to the paper reduces.

Once the background was done, I completed the card with the sentiment. Its a pretty clean and simple card with a lovely touch of glitter.

3. Stamping on Embossing paste

Now this technique is my favourite, since the texture which you get it really amazing. For this tag which I created using the embossing paste, I just created a layer of the paste on the tag and then pressed a background stamp on the paste directly to get the texture imprinted on the tag. Tip: Mist the stamp surface with few drop of water which will help in the stamp not sticking to the paste. One the paste dries up, I colored it using some distress inks and added copper dust for some interest.

To create the card, I just scored the border using the score board and used the tag as the main focal point. You can see the texture in the close up picture :) Its beautiful in real.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the different things which you can try using the embossing paste. I would love to hear which card/ technique you liked the most!

Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to see what you create for the monthly challenge!



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  1. Very useful post! Even I loved the third technique the most! Would love to try all of them. :)
    Thanks Dolly!
    Suchi xx

    1. hey Suchi, would love to see what you create! please share! :)

  2. Such beautiful cards Dolly ..I love the backgrounds you have created using stencils and embossing paste ..The gold looks so elegant against the black Bg !!

  3. Lovely cards Dolly, my fav is the gold & black!

  4. Lovely cards Dolly! Loved the effect the embossing paste has!!! esp the star card!!



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