After a couple days out ‘n about on the web, I’m excited to be back with cards here on my own blog. It’s fun to visit, but I never know how many people will bother clickin’ a link to follow me around! 🙂
It’s Friday, so you probably know what that means – I have a video out! Patrons voted for one of the techniques I taught in my class with Hero Arts at CHA….so this is a version of that. I had wanted to play around more with it anyway, so this was a good chance to do so….I tried it with a bunch of different styles of embossing folders, just to see what would hold up to the ironing. Yes, ironing! Paper is about all I ironed in the last number of years. Make sure you read the NOTES at the bottom of this post. Enjoy the video:
Here are stills of the cards made with the birthday background…I’ll make cards with the others over time, so stay tuned for them to show up sometime. This one is in Hero Arts neons – a fun rainbow of color!
Here’s the masculine version, using Wet Cement and Cup o Joe shadow inks.
On OWHtv next week I’ll see about doing a tutorial on how I did the star (see closeup over on Instagram)- it was a total accident but came out looking like camo!
- I found that the Hero Arts shadow inks worked best for this technique; the darker the ink, the more important it’ll be to dab off excess ink, like the Red Royal or Navy.
- When adhering something onto the waxy surface, you’ll find tape runners and ATG don’t stick very well; keep it simple and use supersticky adhesive like Tombow Power Tabs.
Oooh! One more thing to try! I have too many techniques on my “Must Try This” list! Thanks for another good idea!
I have so many embossing folders that I don’t know which one to try 1st! I will keep in mind not to choose one with too much empty space for my 1st attempt. I love all the colorful layers on the 1st card – great way to use some neglected ink pads! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂
Awesome technique Sandy. I love both the birthday cards. I have only dye and pigment inks. So, let me try and I’ll let u know.
Your video on this technique was informative and delightful. I enjoy your blog so much! I tried to leave a comment for you on YouTube, but unfortunately I kept getting a popup that required personal information in exchange for my own YouTube channel. I don’t need that, so I’m leaving my comment here instead. Thanks for all the lovely things you share, and for all your hard work.
Thanks for this technique. I may give it a try. I like the masculine card the most.
Very cool! I’ve used folded & crinkled wax paper for resist in the past, but never embossed. Oh, the possibilities! Thanks!
Thanks for this fun technique Sandy, a new one for me! I love my embossing folders even more with this additional way of using them. I like your cluster of stars on the masculine card!