Saturday, February 23, 2008

Embossing with Water!! (Looks like wee little raindrops!)

Did you know you could emboss with water? And it looks like droplets of rain!

All you do is:

1) Watercolour your image, and
2) While it's good and wet add lots of embossing powder.
3) Heat it (but don't overheat) :0)

It's neat to watch the organic looking process of embossing it with the heatgun, because some of the embossing powder seems to randomly evaporate & it leaves a natural-looking mottled embossing. You can go in a second time and add more water and powder if you want more. It looks better in person, but you can make out the droplets here (click the pic for a closer look):

Embossing with water makes wee raindrops

The Back flower is what it looks like when you use less water (less droplet-like); the front flower is what it looks like when you use lots of water (to get those drops just be sure not to overheat it) :0)

Other card ingredients:

Stamps: Stamping Bella flower (stem), Time Well Spent (flower) & For a Friend hostess-set (thank you.) Ink: Black Craft ink, Taken with teal, Tempting Turquoise.

Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Stampin Up's new glitter for the center.Hodge Podge hardware and turquoise 1/4" ribbon. White Signo gel pen. Embossed brads.

Cardstock: Soft Sky, Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, Vellum & Naturals White for the flower.

Happy Crafting!


Gwen said...

So cool!! TFS

Marilyn said...

What a great idea - never thought about that - thanks for sharing!!

Maria said...

Wow, Melissa. . .you sure come up with interesting techniques! Your card looks fabulous and the flower is so pretty! Great job! Thanks for sharing the technique!


Penny said...

What a cool effect , love this blue flower!

Becky G said...

Beautiful, Mel! Love the technique! Can't wait to give it a try!

AnnMarie said...

Ooooooh! Preeeetttyyyy!!! :)