Sunday, August 28, 2011

Techniques & Tips

One tip for making your dry-embossing easier: Rub wax paper over the paper that you're embossing before you start. The stylus will move easier.

Technique: Dry Embossing on Vellum

Dry Embossing can be accomplished by using a stylus or other tool to create a raised or depressed design in paper, card stock, crafting metal, or other surface. I like to stamp an image on one side of my paper first and then using a softer working mat like a Versamat I go over the image with a stylus.

When dry embossing on vellum the area you trace turns white creating a very nice raised border than really distinguishes itself. Bu adding color on the back side you can create a stained-glass look to your artwork. This butterfly I made and added to a monthly swap card. So simple!

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