This is beautiful...please let us know your technique. Thanks.
Registered: March 21, 2004 Location: Posts: 121
Mon, Nov 08, 2004 @ 7:29 PM
Thank you for your kind words. Here's how I did this: I used Glossy White paper and used make-up sponges (more dense than craft sponges and make a smoother line on the paper) to randomly sponge the colors (Old Olive, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum, Really Rust, & More Mustard) onto the paper. It didn't matter when the colors overlapped some, just gave it more fall colors. Then I cut the paper down to the size I wanted it to be. I used the Fall Frolics wheel and rolled it across a Versa Mark stamp pad and then across the paper, reinking for each roll. Then I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and embossed. Then, using a foam roller attachment, I used a brayer to cover in Basic Black (you can roll back and forth over it until it is as dark as you want it to be) and then wiped the black off the embossed part with a tissue.
It takes longer to do the random coloring of the paper than it would to just use a spectrum pad and a brayer, but I liked the randomness of the color for falling leaves instead of the bands of color you get with a spectrum pad. It would have looked better if I had done smaller patches of color, but I was trying to get a bunch done all at once and wasn't thinking about that at the time, just about getting it done. But now I know, so thought I would pass that tip along.
Also, I found that by letting the paper set for a day of two after I colored it and before I ran the wheel over and embossed, it greatly reduce the amount of static I had and I got very few stray flecs of embossing powder where I didn't want them to be.
Hope the instructions and tips help! :-) Happy stamping!
Registered: June 17, 2004 Location: Arkansas Posts: 599
Mon, Nov 08, 2004 @ 7:44 PM
Thank you Twiggy! I would have never guessed that you dotted with color and then embossed ... very cool!