You might have noticed we have theme going in February. We are talking inks, inks, and more inks. (Is it really possible to have too many inks? I scoff at that idea.) We wanted to explore a few inks that did not make it into the Ink Essentials class. So far we have worked with alcohol ink and watermark ink. This week we will tackle embossing ink.
Now back to the topic at hand. Most stampers have used embossing ink to stamp and emboss an image. But if that is where you stopped......you have only scratch the surface. (And I think you know how I feel about that. There are no one-trick-ponies in my stash.)
Technique #1: Painting with Embossing Ink
I painted and embossed the purple accent behind the flowers. I LOVE this technique and I can so many applications for it. You will need either homemade embossing ink or a re-inker. I used a re-inker.
Technique #2: Creating Enamel Embellishments
I cover the small flower with embossing ink and then UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). I repeated the process four times to create a beautiful enamel finish. This is one of my favorite ways to use UTEE.
Supplies: Card stock, stamp (Papertrey Ink), pattern paper, flower punches, embossing ink, embossing ink re-inker, embossing powder, UTEE (clear) and Dew Drop.
Technique #3: Faux Embossed Metal
You can use UTEE to create faux embossed metal. Too cool! I used this technique on the ATC and tag below.
What?! You want more? Ok, fine.
Bonus Techniques #4 & #5: Apply embossing ink to a project using a stencil. Remove stencil. Add embossing powder and emboss. Sprinkle embossing powder to accent an embellishment. On the button die-cut I applied embossing ink, then I lightly sprinkled embossing powder on the button. I did not want full coverage, but a few sprinkles. Heat set to emboss.
Supplies: Pattern paper, quote sticker, card stock, embossing ink, UTEE, ink, ribbon, button die-cut, fibers and stencil.
As promised, you now have a handful of techniques to try with embossing ink and you do not need a single stamp. :) Be sure to sign up for this week's process video (see below) to learn exactly how I made this week's projects.
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