Thursday, January 28, 2010

Embossing tutorial #3..Using Embossing Paste Scroll Down for #1 and #2

So I went and played with a brass stencil and thought I would share…I have so many pictures though, I will split them into 3 scroll!


This is what I used. I also used PTI cardstock..the thicker the better (less warping). If you live in Des Moines you can buy this stuff from Outstamping by Design in Valley Junction…otherwise I Googled this store

And the Dreamweaver website.

You definitely NEED a palette knife (one with a flat edge)….and masking tape…the kind you can pull off paper without it tearing (mine tore). As I was using the metallic paste first and my cardstock warps, I taped it to the counter for extra stability.


DSC_0004 Then I taped the stencil in place.



Getting ready to slather the paste on.


Then ‘shave’ off the excess with the knife. Bear in mind I have never seen anyone do this…I really am just winging it ha ha!


The idea is to get a smooth flat surface..not like this .


You can see the cardstock is warping already. Now the trick is to CAREFULLY lift off the stencil. I have found leaving one little bit of tape on the edge is safest..then you just lift it up (don’t drop it).



You can see some smudging on that bottom flower..when the cardstock warps you can’t get the stencil nice and flat and the paste leaks out underneath.


This takes at least an hour to dry…so put it somewhere SAFE (so you don’t accidentally sit on it…I am just saying!)

OK now on to the white paste



Ohhhh and before I forget…as soon as you are done..recap these babies and rinse off your stencils and dries really quickly.



Here I had an AHA moment. I had some thick acetate sitting there and I though…heyyy I can use that instead of the knife…so I did and it was easier!


I had been mixing perfect Pearls on it. It scraped it off really flat.


Don’t worry about the excess as you can trim the image when it is dry.



While it is still wet you can add Prisma glitter (sticks really well).


Just pretend it looks all sparkly.


Well there they are waiting to dry. I will have to make some cards with them later. Hope this was helpful. I am going to post a couple more after this post.


Caryl P said...

All very cool tutorials Sarah, I've never tried any of those techniques. I wonder if bluepainters tape would work well to hold it down but not tear the paper? If I could find a flat surface I might try....but I still haven't gotten to that cleaning step!

Pelusa said...

Wow! Thanks for the tutorials!
Now, I just need the implements for do it...
Great technique(s)!

Dawn said...

I was just going to recommend the blue painters tape also, I have used it very succesfully.
Great job on all the tutorials, love all the helpful hints! I could see my Pippie stepping on the drying project. Can't wait to see what you make with these pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Sharli said...

WOWIE!!! Sarah, what a gorgeous technique! I'm panting!

But seriously, I will try it - and I laughed out loud at the comment about putting it someplace safe to dry (Hi Kathi!) ;-)

You are so smart!

itsabrt said...

Sarah this is so terrific! I have heard about this technique but you birds eye view sold me! Now I have to sell my hubby on it! LOL! Beth

Meredith said...

Thanks for taking the time to do a step by step tutorial...I've never tried that embossing paste. It looks like fun!

Kathi Carlson said...

Your tutorials are great, Sarah! I may have to get my hands on some of that embossing paste. Love the look it creates!

Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

stampmonkey said...

This is an awesome tutorial, Sarah! I love your tips on how to do it, and you cracked me up with your 'pretend it's all sparkly' comment. ;) Great job, girlfriend!

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Carolyn Christie said...

WOW that is so cool! You put a lot of work into that to show us that tech... Thank you for sharing Sarah!!

chercroppin said...

Awesome Sarah! You are so crafty girl!

Hey, I've left you something over at my blog : )

HappyCrafter said...

Very neat! Thank you so much! I've seen the embossing paste in the store but never used it or understood how it worked, really appreciate this.

Jamie Harder said...

Sooooo cool!!! Thanks for the FABULOUS tutorial!!

Jeanne said...

Awesome tutorials, Sarah! I DO love the paste one, but I've made a vow to myself that I will use what I have and not buy something new for a good long while. So enjoy the technique for me, okay? LOL

I think you're super for sharing these wonderful techniques!

Amy said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have never seen this technique before, what an awesome effect that is!

Leslie said...

So very cool. love the tutorial. I have some of those brass plates and didn't know what to do with them. I might just give this a try, now that you have worked out what to use and what not to use. Thanks for being the Guinea Pig. Kathi didn't seem to notice the "sitting on it" reference -grins-

mE said...

I LUUUUUURVE this! Thank you for sharing it with us!

When I come to DSM this spring/summer/fall to see my fam can I come play? LOL!

Inky Smiles!

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