Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #279 September 21st 2011
Crayon Rubbed Embossing  
Lydia will show you how to create a cool crayon resist technique with an embossing folder.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Light colored cardstock
  • Embossing folder
  • White crayon
  • Brayer
  • Dye based ink
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Anne asked: "Could you tell me a little about those pins that are stuck in cards? Where do you get them and do you cap them? Is there any way to make them yourself?"
    A: Those are called Trinket or Stick Pins. Some companies sell them with caps (Stampin' Up! in their Pretties kit), some without. I know Maya Road produces a lot of different ones. When I use Maya Road pins, I usually stick the pin in so you can't see/feel the end of it. I place the end under the main image or hide it under something else, like a burlap heart or a big flower.

    There are plain pins you can add something to the top of also - I just saw one recently at Starlitstudio's store.
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    Diane has a suggestion for the Petal Card: "When I make this kind of card, I add a square inside to glue the circles to. Haven't made one in a long time, thanks for the reminder."

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