Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Add Textures with Embossing Paste (& Faux Watercolor Stamping)

Hello friends!
I am popping in with a quick post about using stencil and embossing paste.
There is nothing new about this technique. 
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However, I came across with this new embossing paste and thought it is really cool one. 
If you are thinking of getting the Embossing Paste. AC Mixed Media Glaze
is great and easy on the budget (versus others cost up to $10-12)

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Altenew - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Just for You
Altenew - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Just for You

I have been wanting to create with the Stamp set "Just For You"  and I finally got around to it.
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I used the color combo of Coral and Orange and loved how it mixed! The inks I used are listed at the end of the post.

Not sure how you can get a faux watercolor look?

Ding---> First, you will need Bristol or Light to Medium watercolor paper as they are water-absorbent. All you need to do before stamping,  simply spritz a very small amount of water before stamping. Then let the water mix with the ink and do all the work!

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I love doing Partial Stenciling as it adds just the right amount of textures and interest without distracting the focal point. I did also sprinkle some of my old Martha Stewart Glitter over the wet stenciled paste and let it dry.

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Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the texture and colors! My local craft store has some of that brand, so I'll check it out when I go in there tomorrow!

Leni said...

Hi Virginia, Love this card! Love how the flowers came out and how they stand against the shining background stripes! Gorgeous!

Dawn T said...

Stunning Virginia. You always have such inspiration on your blog. Love the faux watercolouring and the use of the glaze.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flower!!

Teresa Doyle said...

How pretty is this??? I would love to try this Mixed Media Glaze. Can you get it at Michael's or is it only online? Thanks in advance Virginia.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the comment, everyone!
Teresa, I have not been to Michael's lately, but I think American Crafts brand is readily available in most craft stores. You should be able to find it! Good luck!

conil said...

How beautiful the flower is and looks so comfortable nestled up to the embossing paste. Love the color and the glitter didn't hurt it a bit.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the tips.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It’s gorgeous!

Harriet said...

You have almost made me think I need to try paste. However, I don't think I ever will. Today I spent hours looking for a magnet and a die. How did they become lost?

Your card is lovely, the use of orange and coral is brilliant!

Jennifer Hovermale said...

Virginia, I have another question ~ did you spray the stamp or the paper with water before adding ink to the stamp and stamping?? Sorry, just a little confused.
Beautiful card!! I really love the faux watercolor look! I just want to know what you did so that I can get the same results.

Linda BL said...

I love the stripes -- the texture and color are wonderful. This looks so perfect with thr coral and orange flower. That is my kind of card!,

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the feedback, every one.
Jennifer, I stamped and added a spritz of water ( to the stamp) and that’s it! No wetting paper needed. You only want tiny amount of wetness. Hope this answers your question!