I watched this great video on resist embossing by Monica and Kristine from the Close to My Heart Home Office and I was inspired to create. Long ago, I learned a technique using resist embossing in a different way, using a craft mat and inks.
First you take your card/paper and stamp an image of your choice in clear embossing ink and powder. I’m using the Versamark pad and clear embossing powder from Close to My Heart:
You heat it with your craft heater (not to be confused with your hair dryer!).
Once the embossing powder is melted, let it cool for a moment and then you can add ink to it. In the video (post at the end of this post, you can see some different wants you can ink. I’m going to show you a different one! Take a craft mat and ink pads. With your ink pads (or markers), ink the craft mat! You can create a color pattern here. Once you are done, spray the ink with water.
Take your embossed paper and lay it down on the wet ink and you’ll get a watercolor effect. The embossing will prevent the color from adhering to the paper, showing white (or whatever your cardstock color is under the embossing). This is a very easy technique which can create some beautiful art work!!
Let it dry. I put it under one of my work pads so it would dry flat. Once dry, I made the box:
I used the other piece as the top to completed my project, one of the “Whoo’s Your Valentine” treat tubes:
I’ll fill this cute little tube with Skittles to match the rainbow colors. Be sure to get your “Whoo’s Your Valentine” kit here!! Time is running short as well as the supplies. We have less than 13% left!!!
Here’s the great video on Resist Embossing: