Darlene has a fun challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog starting today! This one is about incorporating embossing into your paper crafting project. The embossing can be wet (using embossing powder with any “sticky ink” and heat), dry (impressions created by using pressure) or both. I often use both techniques on any given card as texture and layers are my style. This project is no different! Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, along with watercolors, was used for this card.
Watercoloring is a medium that interests me. The tech world of Google has so many tutorials on this subject! I have not really known where to start my learning process as most artists have subtle differences in their style and teaching methods. Embossing a large open image gave me a start! The wet emboss technique helps to hold water and pigment within the boundaries of the image. Thus, one less problem to start with on the learning path. It was fun applying water and then watered pigment into the spaces!
Since adding colored pencil details has become important in my coloring, I did find a drawback to the use of embossing. Since it provides an “outline” of the image, incorporating depth with pencils is not so easy. What started as white magnolia flower petals ended as off-white solid coloring. I am sure with more experimentation there will be a happy outcome for me, just not in time for this blog post!
- Stamp Set: Good Morning Magnolia
- Papers: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze (retired), and Barely Banana (retired) cardstock;
- Inks: VersaMark, Smoky Slate
- Tools & Accessories: Magnolia Memory dies, Stitched Labels and Stitched Rectangles dies, Tin Tile 3D embossing folder, Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon (retired), White embossing powder, various watercolors, various Prismacolor pencils
I hope you will check out the additional inspiration provided by my teammates at The Sisterhood of Crafters. Being a fun and easy challenge, please consider pulling out your stamping stash and join us in the gallery. We would love to see you!
Have fun stamping,