Blog: Embossing

Perfectionism – Art Journal

“Perfectionism is the fear of being criticized.”

I used some suminagashi collage paper and embossed a sketch that I mounted on top of the paper.

I built a patterned background using the stamps from my Hex Set Small and Moonlight Duo ink pads.

Then I wrote the quote with embossing ink and embossed that as well.

Here are some of the supplies I used:


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At The Center – Art Journal

At the center of your being your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want!

Great…lol- off to the center ;)

Using my new Small and Large Circle Jumble Rubber Stamp Sets to create some fun patterns. I loved playing with fine and more chunky embossing powders – it has been ages since I used those. I used the small circles only for the bolder pattern with the thick embossing powder as it works better on bigger stamps as the design doesn’t just bleed and melt together.

It is funny how a certain supply keeps you enthralled for a long time and then it is suddenly totally gone from your mind- and then it come back. Actually since all of a sudden all the mixed media world is into it, I kind of was reminded how much I used it to create texture on mixed media canvases etc.

yum! Have you lately pulled out something you haven’t used in ages?

Here are some of the supplies I used besides acrylic paints:


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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the embossing. I always struggle with it.
    The gold tones are wonderful and the words are right on.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, it is so much fun. It is usually just a matter of watching closely the changes that appear when heating it up.

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Live Life To The Fullest – Embossing with Foam Stamps

This is another project I did for the ArtFoamies booth at Creativation. For this project I used a square piece of hard board and glued down some corrugated cardboard here and there around the edges. (I just used pieces from an old shipping box). Then I painted the whole board over with black gesso and let it dry.

Using my Versailles Negative and Positive Foam Stamps I stamped first one pattern with Embossing Ink onto the middle of the background , sprinkled some Aged Embossing Powder on top, heated it up until it was molten and then repeated the same with the same Stamp until a tile pattern was created. Next I used the other Versailles Stamp Set and stamped also with Embossing Ink on top of the already embossed areas, repeating all stamps but this time with a different color of Embossing Powder. Oh my ….do I love this crusty, textured outcome !!!

 It feels really good and it looks even better in person. I used a gauge which I had found a couple years ago at a flea market and saved for a special project and mounted it to the board with Extra Heavy Gel Medium.

I really love how the Positive and Negative Stamps work with Embossing Powder- definitely something I will play more with .

Here is a little list of the supplies I used -some links are affiliate links:


Have a gorgeous day!
Nat

Comments (8)

  • Mary

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    Great effect. Love the border. I must try foamies and add them to my collection.

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you so much Mary. They are really fun and versatile to use, I hope you will give them a go :)

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  • Sherry Canino

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    That is sooo cool , I love the texture it created and even more awesome how you could use the positive and negative stamps together like that ❤

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Hi Sherry, thank you so much! It was really fun! Have a wonderful week! <3

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Love the gauge on that piece and the layers are fun (using the positive and negative).

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Sue! Yeah the Gauge finally was used- LOL- I have kept it forever hoping for the right piece to use it.

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  • Donna B.

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    Wow, Nathalie! Love this!!! It looks wonderful! I’m going to try this with my foam stamps, too. Thanks for sharing –

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    • Nathalie Kalbach

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      Yeah- give it a try Donna, it was really fun to do and it feels pretty cool. I think I will do this on my art journal cover too :) Have a gorgeous day!

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