Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Valentine Embossing and Hyancinths
Michaels. The rubber stamp came from Hobby Lobby. The white pigment stamp pad from Color Box has been with many for several years and continues to consistently give good ink. The embossing powder is from Ranger. It is Bridal and shimmers.
Here's how I created the bags.
I inked up the stamp. I stamped on a sheet of paper to check the image. I inked up the stamp again checking to make sure ink was everywhere on the stamp. Then, I breathed on the stamp. Somehow the moisture helps the image.
After creating the stamped image, I poured embossing powder on the inked image. Well, I did this over a sheet of paper. I poured the excess embossing powder onto the sheet. I creased the sheet and poured the embossing powder back into the container.
I turned on the heat gun, careful not to come too close to the image or my fingers. I continued using the heat gun until the heart image became embossed. It is a little like magic, you see the powder melting into the paper.
Viola, embossed shimmery heart. Then, I created lots of head pins out of red wire.