Monday, April 7, 2008

Embossing tutorial #1--versamark and EP

I hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend started on Friday with a fantastic workshop for a fun group of gals! While I was there many of them expressed confusion over which great SU products they should use to make their projects sparkle. So I thought I'd post some tutorials here for them and anyone else who needs a quick reference of what glitter, ep or adhesive to use for those WOW results.

I thought I'd start at the beginning with basic embossing then build up to the glitter!

This first image is a stamp, in the case from the set embrace life, inked in versamark and stamped onto groovy guava cardtock.

I then covered the image with gold embossing powder. I did so in my powder pal so I did not get the EP everywhere. This can also be done with white, black, silver, clear or iridescent ice EP all listed on p. 187 of the spring~summer collection.
After covering the image, I tapped off the excess powder and used the brush provided with the powder pals to brush it back into my container. After doing so, my flower looked like this ----------->

I then used my heat gun to heat the powder. You are able to see the powder turn from a powder form into being more glossy while heating. When this occurs, move heat gun to another section of the image until complete.
The next picture will show the completed card as soon as nap time comes around!!
Thanks for stoppin' by!