Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Make Faux Designer Paper

Hello, Beth Norman here with a a Faux Designer Paper tutorial which originally came from the December 2008 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  This is just one of many favourite techniques of mine.  I hope you like it too.  I made a point by going outside my comfort zone and used a colour combination that I normally do not use which is why I think I'm so happy with the end result.
Supplies:  Bold stamps, embossing buddy (not in photo), 3 to 4 pads of ink, VersaMark, clear embossing powder, heat gun, cardstock, scrap paper and iron (both not in photo)
Using your first bold stamp, stamp out your image using VersMark in one or two of the corners.   Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat emboss.
Using your darkest colour, smear ink over top of your embossed image.  You do not have to be neat.
Take your lighter colour and swipe in a horizontal fashion as seen above.
Using 1 to 3 stamps, stamp out your image with dark ink.
Using your iron with your steam off, iron the embossed portion of your card with a scrap piece of paper.  Here you will see how the embossing powder seeped through the scrap photocopy paper.
Using a dark colour (here I used black), swipe around your edges to add a distressed, shabby chic, look.  Finish as desired.

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2 comments:

StampingJudy said...

Wonderful, Beth. I haven't done this technique in a long time but I really liked it when I did it. I should do it again. Great job.

Aimeslee W. said...

Awesome Sauce!!! Great tute and card! <3