Hi everyone and welcome to the Spellbinders Blog. It's Sylvia here with my monthly post for November.
This week is all about M-Bossabilities™ here on the Spellbinders Blog. And today I want to show you one way to achieve lots of depth and texture with these beautiful and versatile double sided embossing folders. And even though this possibly looks complicated at first sight, I promise it is not! But I will guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions and pictures in a minute…
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Supplies:
- shipping tag, white acrylic paint, light blue and dark brown inks, watermark ink, metallic (puter) embossing powder, crinkled seam binding, glitter glue, pearl and rhinestone embellishments, dimensional foam adhesive , heat gun
Grab your shipping tag and cover it with white acrylic paint.
Let it dry thoroughly before you continue with the next step!
Once it's dry, place the tag into your M-Bossabilities™ folder, with the white painted side facing up. Place it into the folder, so the painted side will have the raised pattern after you ran it through the Grand Calibur® machine (refer to the picture below).
After you've ran your M-Bossabilities™ folder with the tag through your Grand Calibur® machine, wipe over the white painted and embossed side of the tag with a light blue ink pad. Don't worry: it does not have to be evenly coated.
After that was done, I've taken a dark brown ink pad and just inked the edges of the tag a little, for some more interest and depth (you can see the result in the next picture below).
Then use a watermark ink pad and carefully wipe over the entire tag. Be gentle and don't press too hard! You only want the raised areas to be coated with the watermark ink!
Now sprinkle some metallic embossing powder over the entire tag, then melt the embossing powder on your tag with a heat gun.
This is what it looks like, when the embossing powder has melted:
As a final step, I did a little bit of further distressing, using some dark brown inks around the edges of the tag.
Now you are done with your tag base and you only have to embellish the tag to your liking!
In my sample I have used the gorgeous dies from the S5-118 Venetian Accents and S5-119 Venetian Motifs die sets, lots of pearls, rhinestones, glitter glue and some crinkled seam binding.
a close up to show you the beautiful texture (and the gorgeous Venetian mask from the S5-118 Venetian Accents set):
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and feel inspired to have some fun with your M-Bossabilities™ folders, yourself! :-)
And if you tried out this technique, please come back and link me up with your project here in the comments section! I would love to see what you've created!
As always: If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me here in the comments section. I will try to come back to you with an answer, as soon as possible!