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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Trying out Embossing Paste

I treated myself to a couple of pots of Wendy Vecchi's Embossing paste the other day. It was good fun to play around with and I lost all sense of time. However, as lovely as the results are, it took a few trials and several errors before I began to have success. The white paste was pretty easy to master. The translucent one took a bit longer. There's a fine line between spreading on a layer which is too thick or too thin.


And given that there's a fairly long drying time, I didn't know if my technique had improved until several hours later. However, I stuck with it and came away with a couple of samples which I used in making cards.




Not easy to photograph either as the light here was quite dull but I think you can see the gist of the effect you have.

I shall continue to play with the pastes and dig out some more stencils. I'm determined to master it. If only it wasn't so darned messy.

10 comments:

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Hi Paul - did you try the white on colored paper? Does it dry opaque or opaque-ish? For the transparent you can also try any kind of matte medium. I use Golden matte mediums in different viscosities a lot, including embossing and as an adhesive.

Cheers,
Susan

Marjolein said...

Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself with your own treat. :-)
Love the embossed text, the strong graphic design and the little hearts.
The tiny bling adds a little extra.
I'm curious what else you'll come up with, these try outs look promising already.
Bye,

Marjolein

Paul Browning said...

Thanks for the tips Susan :) I haven't tried white on a colour yet. I have tried the translucent but though it worked fine, I wasn't happy with the stencil shape I used. I haven't thought of using other matte mediums, I may just have to go and try that out now lol. Pxx

kjjc said...

Good to see you doing something messy again. They look good to my untrained eye.

wienerhoneymooners said...

*sigh* Utterly divine!!!

Gabby said...

I just ordered some of the emb paste today. Hope I can achieve the look of yours. I think I'll try something large and solid and far less detailed than your lovely script. Heehee! BOTH of your cards are delightful! :)

Tyra Babington said...

Awesome cards! What stencil are you using?

Paul Browning said...

Tyra it's a stencil by Crafters Workshop - 6x6 - called Art Is..you'll find it on this page...

http://www.thecraftersworkshop.com/The_Crafters_Workshop/All_Templates_5.html

Pxx

Anne Jagger said...

They look great and your finished cards are both gorgeous.

alexa said...

That's very clever ... And so effective in both colour ways, though I do love the paler one. I can see lots of uses for this technique ...