Wednesday 19 February 2020
Funky Fossil Heat Embossed "Abstract Flowers" stencil image
I seem to be in embossing mode. Today I created a card using a section of a Funky Fossil Designs Stencil and heat embossed the image. A simple technique but a strong image all the same.
I started with a plain piece of white card. I used a blending tool and an assortment of Distress Oxide Ink shades (Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon) to create the mottled coloured background. I made quite a large background and have only used half for this card, so I have a background prepared for a future project now.
I lay the Funky Fossil Designs "Abstract Flowers" stencil over the prepared background and masked off an 2 1/2" square area using low tack masking tape.
Using a finger dabber and the Wow! Embossing Pad, I applied the clear ink through the stencil. I removed the stencil and shook Cosmic Shimmer, thick embossing crystals in the shade of "Blue Raspberry" over the wet patterned area.
I used my heat gun, directed to the underside of the design as I wanted a smooth-ish finish (sometimes if you heat from the top it can have an orange peel texture). The end result was a rather glossy tile, which I decided would be the main feature of the card.