Butterfly stamps, unmounted red rubber stamps
Scrapbooking, card making and mixed media stamps
To make the example card in the image gallery I used the large butterfly stamp at the bottom of the board. I first stamped the butterfly with Versamark ink, you can of course use any embossing ink. I chose a black paper but you can choose another color without any problem.
Once I printed my butterfly stamp I immediately covered it with Frosted Crystal embossing powder from Ranger. This powder gives a matte and grainy finish and is essential for the technique presented here, to my knowledge there is no alternative to this powder.
Now we must emboss our image, the trick is to heat only the bare minimum, with your hot air gun you must stop heating as soon as the powder becomes transparent, indeed if you continue to heat the powder becomes shiny and you lose all the desired effect.
The next step is to add colored eyeshadows, you can use different iridescent powders for creative hobbies but you will find in supermarkets very colorful and very cheap makeup palettes, here the quality does not matter. Using a small brush or foam you add your colors where you want, the colors overflow from the pattern but we will fix that in the next step. Once your colors are applied, take the heat gun and warm up the pattern a little, the goal is that the embossing powder melts slightly and sticks to the colored shadows.
The last step is to erase the powders that have overflowed, to do this you will use a breadcrumb eraser, this artist's eraser can remove the pencil and charcoal but here it will remove the colors very easily. Make a ball between your fingers and roll it all over the design, all the blush that is not stuck to the embossing powder will stick to the eraser. As soon as your gum is "dirty" you knead it again between your fingers and it becomes clean again.
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Card made by Béatrice for Katzelkraft
This beautiful board was designed by Isabelle who you can find on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram
To be mounted on EZmount foam (sold individualy) to use on acrylic block
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