Saturday, 10 April 2010

Book Study-Frosted Embossing

The latest technique Carol introduced was the Frosted Embossing. Check her blog as she was more successful with this technique than I was.

I did mine on dark green cardstock and one on black cardstock, both were matte.

As directed I embossed the image with clear embossing ink and clear embossing powder and brushed on Perfect Pearls while still hot. On the dragonfly I used forever purple and gold. On the medallion one I used Kiwi. I think these were a bit of a failure, but feel we should share the good and the bad in our art.
I also tried this on white cardstock but it did not work.

To me this does not look much different than if I had stamped the image then embossed it with Pearl Embossing powders such as the ones sold by Stampendous

My thoughts on this:
  1. I don't think it would be a technique I would use a lot.
  2. You should use a bold stamp with some detail
  3. It would be a hard technique to use with a large stamp, as the embossing powder does not stay hot long enough, and if you heat it too much then it embeds the ep into the paper.
  4. If using dark card stock I would recommend a very bright/light colour of Perfect Pearls or perhaps an iridescent one.
Now, this is only my opinion; you might try it and have more success than I did and love it. To each his own!


chrissy said...

Thanks for sharing... even when we try something and we feel it doesn't work it is helpful.
Chrissy Bornfleth

Carol said...

Love that you discuss the process in so much detail, wonderful. I do like the medallion. I think this is a very subtle technique. I think the eps out now are more fine than in the past. I think this technique would show up on chunkier eps. I'm tempted to give this a try with a single layer or UTEE.