The first is a wonderful pen by Papermate called an Erasermax. It's an erasable pen that seems to stay wet longer than an ordinary pen so you can rub it out if you change your mind about what you've written, previously only able to be done with a pencil. This is a ball point pen so your embossed writing is very, very fine! You write with it like you normally would, and don't say "I don't like my handwriting!"...try it, embossed writing looks cool! You could always get someone else to write it for you if you REALLY don't like your writing, or try printing, or all capitals or add some dots to the ends of your letters. The trick is you need to emboss straight after you've written as I'm not sure if it'll stay wet indefinitely. I've never bothered to find out, just write and emboss....beautiful! So here's a couple of samples using this wonderful pen, which of course, we sell at Scraptivate as they are pretty hard to get hold of elsewhere.
"Gothstrasized"...(the very delectable Ville Valo from HIM).
Here's a taste of Ville with Natalie Avelon singing Summer Wine...an oldie but a goodie.
"Desolation"... the fine lines are on the angels wings as well as on the large Gothic writing, you may need to click on it to enlarge it to see them clearly.
The second embossing technique I'll be teaching is using Embossing Web Tape. This is a very fine web tape that melts when you heat it and once again, working quickly, you dump the embossing powder on, tip off the excess and heat. You can apply more of the tape if it's not looking how you'd like but this stuff is very unpredictable...you have to accept it's going to go exactly where it wants to! Also available at Scraptivate.
These are the 3 raffle atc's using the embossing web tape as well.
"Promise, Hope and Dream"...
In my next post I'll have another book page to show from the Book Challenge that I'm taking part in for the Creative Soul Retreat that's coming up in about 6 short weeks!!! So looking forward to meeting Bernie Berlin, DJ Pettit and Stephanie Lee and having some wonderful arty time with my talented pals. I was lucky enough to be drawn as the person to choose the last theme for the book, I pondered much about it and finally decided on "Inspired by Song". I thought this gave the girls a fairly broad range of things to choose from, besides....I chose one of my favourite The Rasmus songs..."Not like the other girls". Will see if I can do a link to it in the next post, if youtube has it available that is! lol (silly statement, they have EVERYTHING on there!)