This year at the Stampin' Up! convention I was honored to present a Workshop Wow on main stage. If you've been reading my site then you know that I did heat embossing for my Wow and it certainly is!
One of the things I love to do is to emboss on our chipboard. When I first started using chipboard I would color it by using a sponge dauber and craft ink and basically covering the entire shape with the ink. This gives a great look but takes awhile to dry. One day when I was thinking that there must be a faster way I threw some embossing powder on top of the craft and Voila, I was hooked!
Now, when I use chipboard I use a two-step embossing process to get a shiny, glittery look which is pictured here and on the journal that I posted earlier. The way to achieve this look is as follows:
- Ink up your chipboard shape with craft ink. The easiest and least messy way to apply the ink is with a sponge dauber.
- Cover the colored shape with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat. This will give you a glittery look.
- Then, apply Versamark over top the glitter layer. You may want to give the embossing powder a few seconds to cool before doing so.
- Cover the whole embossed shape with Glassy Glaze enamel and heat again.
The resulting look is a smooth shiny chipboard shape with color and a subtle glitter inside. The picture just doesn't do this justice - it is absolutely stunning in person! Enjoy!
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