Sara is our hostess this week and she has a great sketch for us, plus she wants us to give the technique 'emboss resist' a try. I've never done that before (not that I could remember anyway!) so I sat down to give it a whirl!
I don't have any white embossing powder so I used some other powder that I've had for years and years. It's not SU and the label was faded so I cant even tell you where I got it from. It did the trick though! I stamped the bird image from the Christmas set Beauty of the Season on Naturals White card stock with Versamark and then heat embossed it. I then grabbed my sponges and sponged Night of Navy and Island Indigo over and around the embossed image. After I got the area covered I used my aquapainter to blend the inks together. I had an image of a bird sitting in the snow on a tree branch at night...I'm not sure if that's what the final image conveys but that's what I was going for! After I was done with the aquapainter I gave the embossed image a final swipe with some tissue to make sure no ink was left on it and called it good!
I hope you'll come by The Friday Mashup and see all the great projects from the rest of the design team, and then play along with us!
Here's your mashup challenge:
- Create a project using the sketch
- Create a project using the 'emboss resist' technique
- Or Mash it up and create a project using the sketch and the emboss resist technique!
Stamps: Beauty of the Season
Paper: Early Espresso, Naturals White, Festival of Prints DSP (retired)
Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy, Island Indigo
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Very Vanilla Candy Dots, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (retired), Embossing Powder, Heat Tool