Sunday, September 14, 2008

It's happy anniversary time again! Not for me, of course, but for some dear friends of ours. Seems like September is as lovely a month for weddings as June :)

I have been dying to play more with this technique, called "Emerging Colors", I just LOVE it!

-First, Glossy White CS is stamped all over with any shapes & colors you like so that very little white is left showing.

-Then, using a mostly solid larger stamp and VersaMark, stamp it randomly over the colored images. Heat emboss those VersaMarked images with Clear EP.

-After the embossing, use a brayer or sponge (or both), go over everything with a nice, dark ink until it has filled in all the areas that were not embossed.

-Use a clean cloth to "polish" the embossed areas, and what you have left will be the beautiful original colors "emerging" from under the clear embossed images. (This will also work with regular cardstock if you do not have glossy, but glossy is sturdier, gives a slightly better effect, and is a bit easier to work with)

Hope you give this one a try and have fun seeing what "emerges" for you!

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