Over the following four weeks I'll be bringing you four mini workshops based around embossing and hopefully giving you one or two new ways to look at the way you emboss.
In this, Part 1 I'm going to show you my all time favourite, faux batik technique.
You might be familiar with emboss resist technique but this takes it one step further.
I stamped and embossed my first layer onto my journal page with Versamark ink and UTEE.
I sprayed on some Dylusions spray (Fresh lime) concentrating mainly where I'd stamped.
Once this layer was dry (a bit of patience is required here) I stamped for a second time in the spaces, heat embossed again being careful not to re-melt what I'd already done. I sprayed over a second colour of ink (Vibrant turquoise).
I could have left it there and indeed if you simply use a wet wipe to wipe the ink off the embossing it makes a pretty cool background as it is but I still wanted to take it further so I embossed a third time over the page and sprayed a third colour of ink (Bubblegum pink) over it.
Once it was all dry, I was ready for the next stage. Using a piece of brown parcel paper (newspaper or kitchen towel work too) I ironed over the whole page melting the embossing and lifting it off the page. It took three pieces of paper until there was no more residue left under the iron.
This is how it looked when I'd finished.
To finish my page off I took some off cuts from a sheet of Glitz design paper and stamped on the flowers and circles from the Claudine Hellmuth stamps. I cut out the little elephant from the Glitz paper and added a hand cut border along the bottom and a title using alpha stickers by Jenni Bowlin.
Next week Embossing workshop part 2.