I love texture and two of the best ways to get texture on your paper project is by embossing. In the samples below, I have used both Distress Embossing powder and Clear embossing powder to heat emboss on to the tags. There is another form of embossing, most commonly achieved when using embossing folders or in the case of Tim Holtz and Sizzix, Texture Fades. For today, we are going to focus on the 1st method that requires ink, embossing powder and a heat tool. No, a hair dryer will not work.
The tag with the wings on it was accomplished by stamping with Distress Ink and using Distress Embossing Powder. You probably cannot see it in the photo but the wings have a rough texture and a matte finish.
In the previous post you can see another sample of Distress embossing powder on the Enjoy the Journey tag,
What gives the finish that rough texture is the release crystals that are in the embossing powder. Class attendees will find out more about this and all Ranger embossing powders during the workshop at The Papercraft Cafe next weekend.
Hmmm, maybe I will go and play and see what samples I can create for you for next post.
Hope to see you at The Papercraft Cafe on National Scrapbook Day.
A reminder to interested students, please contact the store as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Details for this workshop and the layout class are on The Papercraft Cafe blog.