Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paste Embossing and Beyond

I love, love, love all the new release stencils from Dreamweaver Stencils for the holidays. This is one of my particular favorites, "Holly and Swirls". I have made so many cards with this one, some of which I've posted, and some that are out for publication. I stenciled with Embossing Paste for this one. The process goes like this: 1) Place the stencil on the surface to be stenciled (in this case, velveteen paper) and tape down around edges with removable tape. 2) Using a palette knife, apply the paste across the stencil kind of like icing on a cake. Don't press too hard as you go, or it will push the paste under the bridges of the stencil. 3) Go over the surface again to remove excess paste for a smooth surface. 4) Remove stencil carefully and immediately place in warm, soapy water to clean. 5) Set aside stenciled piece to dry. Drying time can vary depending on humidity, which paste is used (glossy and metallic take longer), and thickness of application. Usually somewhere between 30 minutes and 1 hour.  Now, for this card, once the paste was dry, I placed the stencil back over the surface and sponged some Versamark ink over the pasted surface. Then I sprinkled the berries with red embossing powder, heat set that, and sprinkled green over the leaves and heat set that...all very loosely as I still wanted the gold to show through. The stencil needs to be in place while you sprinkle the powders or they will get trapped in the fibers of the velveteen paper. I embellished the card with metallic gold cardstock run through the corrugator, lacy borders, and the sentiment which is another stencil run through the Big Shot with the gold cardstock. Happy holiday creating!

"Holly and Swirls" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LL305)
"Happy Holidays" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS93)
Metallic Gold Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (DGP)
Palette Knife from Dreamweaver Stencils (DPK)
Emerald PEARLustre Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP217)
Rubelite PEARLustre Embossing Powder from Stampendous (EP233)
Versamark ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill Basics Maraschino cardstock
Paper Adventures Velveteen Paper, Metallic Gold cardstock
marbled ivory cardstock
Fiskar Border Punch
Marvy Corrugator
corner rounder, 1/16" hold punch
American Crafts brad fasteners
double sided foam adhesive
removable tape
Big Shot


anya said...

Pam, this is gorgeous! The velveteen paper is beautiful!

Laura Drahozal said...

Beautiful work, Pam! I love how you did the embossing powder. Also, I have not had too much success on the velvet paper, but now that I have seen what you have done, I am inspired to try it again!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Pam and excellent instructions!