Monday, February 21, 2011

Tutorial - Emboss Resist

Emboss Resist Tutorial

You will need:

VersaMark™ ink
White embossing powder
Embossing Buddy™
Heat gun
Powder Pal™
Light colored card stock (I have used a page from an old book)
 Ink darker then your card stock (I have used Tim Holtz dried marigold, fired red and vintage photo}
Sponge and dauber
Paper towel or tissues

1. Rub Embossing Buddy over entire piece of card stock or DP

2.  Ink stamps with VersaMark™ and stamp on card stock or DP.

3. Pour white embossing powder over stamped image, completely covering the image.
** Clear embossing powder can be used and often is, but it would not show up as well on this DP**

4. Heat powder with heat gun until it melts and the image becomes shiny.  be careful not to overheat a the image will loose its gloss. Let cool.

5. Sponge over your card stock/DP with the lightest Ink - continue it well past the image

6. Add the next colour

7. I have chosen to sponge just over the rose and colour the leaves in green.
 Reap the process until you have achieved the desired look. 

8. To add more depth to the stamped images, try adding more in the same color(s) used for sponging

9.  Use a paper towel to rub off embossed images. The embossed images will resist the sponged ink.

I have torn and inked around the edges

Here is a sneak peek of the 'something special' I have created using this image

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me here

I will be with another post showing you the full project and the instructions for it!

Thank you for looking and I hope you find inspiration with this fabulous technique!  Make sure you come back and show me any projects you create with it! 

Juts a little reminder before I go.....
God bless you!


  1. Linda, girl, this is just stunning!!! Thanks for sharing how you did it....great tutorial!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Absolutely stunning Linda!! Will be trying this technique whenever I find my craft table, lol!

  3. Sooo beautiful Linda..Thanks for the tutorial..Loz

  4. Great tutorial and what a beautiful piece!!! Can't wait to see and learn the rest of your secret project...

  5. This is a stunning technique! How a lovely! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Blessings Bernie

  6. Fantastic Linda . . . and a GREAT job on the tutorial! This is a technique I haven't played with is ages ... thanks for the inspiration!!!

  7. Looks good - I am looking forward to seeing the completed project.

  8. You've taken this technique to a whole new level Linda. All I can say is fabulous. Can't wait to see the whole project in fact I might have to drop in for a cuppa to see the real thing!

  9. This is really beautiful....& for all of those who haven't seen the whole thing it's wonderful! You are so very gifted and it is great that you share with all of us and inspire so many of us.Thanks! x

  10. Thank you Lovely Linda for sharing your obvious talent with us all. The finished product is beautiful....yes, I was lucky enough to see the whole thing!! x


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