|This is the design that I came up with.|
Over at heARTist Trading Cards our next theme is Zentangles. I love making Zentangles so I looked forward to rendering this theme
|A single ATC - you can see the effect of the crackle gel and the gloss on some of the berries|
|Above: On the left is the Spellbinder's die (see more about which one below) and, on the right top is the cut foam stamp and, on the right bottom, the stamp applied to paper with some watercolor added.|
Experiment number two this week was about using embossing powders when an embossing pad is just not juicy enough to get the job done. My most recent favorite brand of embossing powder is Stampendous Frantage Embossing powders. I like them because they are chunkier then regular embossing powders.
I have never used embossing powders quite the way most stampers do, but I do like the effect that they can give for borders and edges. The problem has always been that in order to get a rich, full embossed edge I need to repeatedly adding layers of embossing inks and powders several times to get a good edge, and that is simply too time consuming for me!
|Dipping the edge of the ATC into the embossing powder that|
is contained in my little aluminum foil 'boat'
|The edge of the ATC covered with embossing powder|
|Heated. Thick and glossy!|