Faux Cloisonne

by Beate Johns

Create the Cloisonne look with magazine pages and gold embossing powder.


  • Glossy Magazine Page

  • Embossing Buddy

  • Gold Embossing Powder

  • Heat Tool

  • Outline Stamp

  • VersaMark™(Flourishes Stamps Poinsettia and Boxwood used here)

  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Rub your Embossing Buddy over the part of the magazine page you want to use.

  2. Step 2

    Ink your stamp with VersaMark™ ink and stamp on magazine page.

  3. Step 3

    Pour gold embossing powder over your image.

  4. Tap off excess powder.

  5. Step 4

    Heat your embossing powder with your heat tool until the powder is melted.

  6. Step 5

    Closely trim image.

  7. Step 6

    Use your cut out on your a card, tag or other project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Cloisonne. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I use the stipple butterfly stamp and do the embossing on the wings. Cut them out and glue over stamped image. It is beautiful. If you use the dots, the wings have dimension.
Bobbi  |  Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 5:34 PM
I made a pad with scraps of fabric and corn starch to use in place of the stamping buddy. It works.
Bobbi  |  Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 5:36 PM
Thanks for sharing Beate your wonderful ideas! Can't wait to give this a try..wishing you a Merry Christmas!!
lydia wal  |  Wed Dec 24, 2008 at 7:31 AM
i love the idea thanks
um omer  |  Wed Dec 24, 2008 at 12:59 PM
Beate, yet another of your wonderful ideas. I always look forward to your tutorials. You are just sooo creative.
Corinne  |  Thu Dec 25, 2008 at 9:45 PM
Thanks for all you great feedback regarding the embossing buddy. I made one yesterday, and it works just fine.
Dune Lady  |  Fri Dec 26, 2008 at 8:05 AM
On Christmas day I wanted to try something new, so I tried this great technique. Wow i made a beautiful Hanuka card for a friend. I like this technique, thanks a lot.
Klokalie  |  Thu Jan 1, 2009 at 9:06 AM
great technique. love it. and sooo easy to do, but how do you pronounce it??????
cathi  |  Thu Jan 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM
I just want to say a big big thank you for all the wonderful tutorials and ideas - my head is buzzing and I can't wait to get started
julie  |  Sun Jan 4, 2009 at 7:55 AM
Another great way of going green! I am going to become a hoarder! LOL!
CRAFTY-LIZ  |  Tue Mar 10, 2009 at 6:54 AM
I love this technique and will try it for Christmas 2009. I found the poinsetta and boxwood stamp, but I can't find the "Rejoice" stamp. It really helps finish the card. Does anyone know what company carries this stamp? Eagerly waiting for a response.
Hilda Marcello  |  Wed May 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM
Hi Hilda,

The stamp Rejoice is from the Flourishes stamp set "Flourished Christmas".

Beate  |  Wed May 27, 2009 at 3:16 PM
Oh, I love this stamp of the poinsetta, and checked online for it, but it's sold out. TFS this - beautiful.
Wanda  |  Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 1:37 PM
super merci
md  |  Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 5:57 AM
Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing your talent Beate!
Shelly Schmidt  |  Sat Apr 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM
This is perfect for the holidays!
bankruptcy  |  Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 7:39 PM
so great!..i'll share this to my friends!
debt mediators  |  Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM

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