This is for the TLC489 challenge "Color the Texture" - to dry emboss light colored cs and color the resulting texture.
After embossing, I gently swiped a VersaMark pad across the paper and colored with the dust that results from vigorously scribbling pastels on scrap paper. I mostly used my fingers to apply the color. I sprayed it pretty liberally with Pssst Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle.
The image was die cut and mounted on a slightly larger mat in a metallic, gray-brown color. This in turn was attached to a larger mat cut from a metallic gray-green. The papers are such unusual colors; I love the entire pad! I cut a piece of the green to fit the card front and embossed it with the same ef as the focal, and attached it to a platinum metallic card base. The green is almost heavy enough for a base, but I have found that it sometimes cracks.
The sentiment was printed on my ink jet printer and immediately sprinkled with clear ep and embossed with the heat gun. I die cut the sentiment and two additional pieces that I layered for dimension. Since the matted focal is mounted to the base with foam tape, I didn't want it to get too bulky.
I like this technique and use it occasionally, but I've never been as pleased as I am with how this turned out!
As always, thanks for looking!
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 GMT Views: 2400
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22265
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 5:50 PM
Jody, this turned out gorgeous and another Jody technique to add to my list of things to try! I love the pastels that you used on the embossing as well as all the metallic mats and framing of your sentiment! Beautifully done!
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Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 28789
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 6:09 PM
Your coloring of the ef turned out GREAT...what a fun technique using versamark and pastel dust..how clever! I also really like that you mounted this on another embossed layer..it looks fab! I have this folder..those Anna G ones are so pretty, aren't they?
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 7752
Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 7:49 PM
Jody, this is just amazing. I don't know what to compliment you on first. The colored image is stunning...I love the soft pastel colors. The papers you chose for matts are so attractive, and the entire layout looks fab. Love it. Pinned itbright away.