by Dina Kowal
Use acrylic paint over an embossed image for a unique background.
- Heavy Cardstock (Neenah Solar White used here)
- Clear embossing powder
- Embossing ink (Versamark used here)
- Large background stamp (Impression Obsession CC107 Thin Chevron used here)
- Heat embossing tool
- Acrylic paints (1-3 colors)
- Stiff plastic card (credit card, library card, etc.)
Stamp cardstock with background image using embossing ink.
Apply clear embossing powder, and heat to set.
Dribble and drip acrylic paints onto the embossed panel.
Craft paints work great for this technique, since they’re more runny.
Using a stiff plastic card, such as a credit card or library card, scrape over the surface of the panel. Change the direction of your strokes, working the paint into the paper, in between the embossed areas. Keep scraping with short strokes in different directions, until your panel is filled in and the embossed design is visible.
The more you scrape, the more blended your colors will become, and the more noticeable your embossed pattern will be.
Complete your card, using the finished panel as a background layer or mixed media base.
Instead of white cardstock, use colored or patterned paper as a base. Basic Grey cardstock and white acrylic paint were used here, with Impression Obsession CC081 Damask.
Dark brown cardstock and tan acrylic paint were used here, with Impression Obsession CC043 Roses.