Sunday, January 12, 2014

Experimenting with embossing paste

For the longest time I didn't have any embossing paste and was just using gesso which gave a bit of a different finish.  With some help from a crafty friend, I managed to hunt some down in the city and did some experimenting.  I made my own stencil using one of the feather dies from Wplus9.  Here's what I came up with:
My first one was a little too thick but I still added some Stickles Rock Candy glitter anyhow.  I used one of the Irrestible Ikat (PTI) sentiments with Smokey Gray Versafine.
 You can see the sparkly glitter a bit better here in the photo above.
Here are some others I made with a thinner layer of embossing paste:

 And all the cards together as a little set:
What have you done lately with embossing paste?  Have you given it a try?
Check out my sale of some craft supplies (stamps, impression plates etc) here:
Paper: Staples 110lb white
Stamps: PTI Irresistible Ikat
Ink: Versafine Smokey Gray
Misc: embossing paste from art store, WPlus9 feather die, Ranger Rock Candy Stickles dry glitter


Tonya said...

These are awesome Cara!

nancy said...

Just popped over from the PTI forum. These cards are wonderful, a fabulous combination of classic, chic and artsy.
I've used both embossing paste and light molding paste and found them to be very similar. I tend to use it for background items on my cards rather than as a focal point as you did. I need to play with it again. Thanks for the reminder.

Kathryn A said...

I also just came over from the forum to have a closer look. I love how these turned out! I live in BC, but no Michaels nearby, so I've ordered some embossing paste from SSS. It should be here Monday--can't wait to try it. I ordered white, translucent and pearlescent. They have many others, such as metallics, too.

merryf said...

What a wonderful idea to use a die as a stencil -- these came out lovely, especially with the shimmer in them. I got a version of the paste at Michael's called Liquitex Light Modeling Paste; after seeing your cards I can't wait to try this technique!