This month I am focusing on Wet Embossing! There are always people just starting out so I thought I would go back to the basics and explain hot to emboss a stamped image. Embossing is actually quite simple. You need a Heat Tool, Embossing Ink – I am using VersaMark and a Pigment Ink, a stamp, embossing powder and a stamp buddy is helpful for preventing the embossing powder from sticking everywhere. In the video I show you how to emboss using clear ink with coloured embossing powder, as well as using coloured pigment ink with clear embossing powder.
Today I am showing you how to make die cut flowers using Thermoweb Watercolour Foils and the Spellbinders Pom Pom Posies Dies.
First off, Thermoweb introduced a variety of watercolour foils that are so much fun! I cut up pieces of the toner sheets and applied the watercolour foils onto them by running it through my laminator. I now have sheets of foil that I can die cut.
I cut the foil using the Spellbinders Pom Pom Posies Dies. I was able to shape the flowers to give them more dimension. You can also see the embossed details on the leaves.
By being able to die cut foil sheets, a whole new world of die cutting has opened up!
Today I am showing you the Heidi Swapp Reactive Medium with Stencils. The Reactive Medium is basically an adhesive in paint form. It is quite fluid.
I initially used it with these smaller doily stencils. The Reactive Medium was quite runny and ran beneath the stencil, leaving me with a blob. However, this is a good example of the Heidi Swapp Ombre Foils available in a gold/pink and a silver/blue.
So, my suggestions would be to use the Heidi Swapp Reactive Medium with stencils that have larger designs, such as the Crafter’s Workshop Pebbles Tied stencil. Once you apply the medium you want to wait until it dries a little and becomes tacky. Then add your foil and run it through your laminator. It may still work without a laminator, but the laminator helps to make it all stick together.
Today I am showing you the Thermoweb Adhesive Pen. I show you how to use it with a stencil to add foil to your projects. As well, it’s a pen – so I show you how to add foil to your own handwriting! And a trick for perfect foiling!!