Thursday, March 5, 2009

Combo Embossing

I know many of us have tried dry embossing. Most of the time, we only emboss on a single piece of paper, chipboard or acrylic. Later, we add colours to them by inking, painting, using mist and etc.

In one of my recent project, I've done it in a different way.

This is what I call the "Combo Embossing" technique.

Here are the steps.

1. Paste a pattern paper onto the acrylic piece first. In my example above, I've added a piece of vellum and pattern paper in the middle of the acrylic piece.

2. Run it through an embossing tool. You will get an embossed image flowing through all layers.

3. Use some distress ink to lightly highlight the embossed images on the pattern paper and vellum.

Isn't this cool? With the use of pattern papers, you can add all sort of fun patterns and colours to your embossed acrylics easily. Try it!

14 comments:

**luci** said...

this is stunning

**luci** said...

this is stunning

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Irene..
Your work is absolutely amazing! I love looking at your blog and seeing the art that you create. This is a fabulous idea with the dry embossing.. I will defintely have to give this a try, thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

That is cool!! Going to give it a try, thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

WOW!!! That is absolutely the coolest thing I've ever seen!!! What kind of embossing machine do you have? I would love to try this one!!!

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Tammy, I have a Cuttlebug. I think any embossing machine could do this.

Jann Gray said...

I totally love this idea! Your art is beautiful....and I really appreciate your willingness to share the "how to" with us. Thank you!

Fryne said...

Brilliant idea! Can't wait to try it out!!!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

this looks stunning Irene!!!!

Wish I had an embossing tool like the cuttlebug, or something!!!!

TFS

mininessie said...

wow!
you amaze me each time :D
hugs!

LaY hOoN said...

Clever you :)

Sara said...

What a great technique!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us-i'm off to try it right now :)

XOXO
Sara

Jeannie said...

Great idea - I don't use my Cuttlebug enough. You have inspired me to go and create.

Tammy said...

Thanks Irene!! I don't have an embossing machine but I know what kind I'm going to get now!!!

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