Couldn’t resist using lots of things beginning with ‘F’ this time but at least I was a good girl and not used BAD words, lol. There’s Faux Batik, Flicked water, a Flourish and Flowers.
- Stamp image(s) in Versamark or clear Embossing ink, then emboss in clear powder.
- Apply colour, using your favourite method but be sure not to use permanent or pigment inks, which will cover the embossed images and spoil the effect. Water based inks, such as Vivid, Distress, Adirondack, Big ‘n’ Juicy, Kaleidacolor, Memento, Marvy, etc etc are ideal. If there’s ink on your embossing, wipe off with a piece of kitchen towel or a baby wipe..
- Cover the embossed card with a piece of kitchen towel (newsprint or brown paper work just as well). Set an iron to HOT (no steam) and IRON over the material covering the embossed bits, leaving it over them for 15 seconds or so. You know your own iron, so you’ll know how hot it’s getting. If you need to, lift up the paper/kitchen towel to see if the embossing powder has lifted up.
- When embossing powder is removed, overstamp with more images (or the same – works particularly well with flowers and people, creating a sort of shadow effect).
- Clear emboss new stamping if you like, to create dimension.
Someone asked me what the Flicked water technique is and it’s just what it says. Spray (or pour) a bit of water into the palm of your hand, slightly cupped, then randomly flick drops of water onto your inked background. Heat with a heat tool and you have another great little effect.