Monday, 29 January 2018

Beautiful Day to Paint a Rose with Gilded Embossing Paste

This card started out as a failure but I'm really happy with the progress it made!
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In this card I experimented with embossing paste and embossing powder

I "painted" inside the gold heat embossing with white Embossing Paste and sprinkled on some Embossing Powder while it was still damp - gold on the petals and silver for the leaf.

There's a Gold Faceted Gem for the centre of the flower and a scattering of silver sequins from the Metallics Assortment.

On top of the base card, there's a fairly wide border of Silver Foil Sheet.
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Close up showing the painted on Embossing Paste with Gold Embossed edging
Embossing paste is a little tricky to manoeuvre, especially in small spaces, so I applied the paste with a small brush.  I sort of plonked it in the petal with a bit of a twist motion and then used the brush to spread it out, adding a little more if needed.  I tried to pull the paste from the outside of the petal inwards and leave a few brush marks to give some depth and definition.

TIPS & TRICKS

  • I started with a gold heat embossed flower.
  • My first challenge was that my embossing paste had gone quite dry (there wasn't much left in the pot!).  However, I scraped some out with a palette knife and mixed in a few drops of water in a small glass dish and it became quite workable.
  • I thought my brush would be a write off afterwards BUT I rinsed it off after each petal and gave it a good wash at the end and I'm happy to report that it has suffered no damage!
  • Despite all my care, it was inevitable that I would get some embossing paste onto the gold lines of the flower.  While the paste was still damp, I simply used a small damp brush to clean along the lines.
  • I worked one petal at a time, applying the paste , sprinkling on the embossing powder, tapping off the excess and using my brush to draw the powder down the petal a little.  I only used the heat tool at the end.
  • To apply embossing powder into small areas I keep plastic straws in my craft room.  I've cut fairly short lengths at a bit of angle (a bit like a nib).

I hope you like this technique and card.  I also made a shimmery butterfly which I'll share with you shortly.

I will welcome any comments you may have, in the meantime ...

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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