Friday, July 20, 2012

Wrinkle Emboss

This fortnight's technique that I'll be teaching through Artability is called Wrinkle Emboss.   It uses the wonderful Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprays which luckily, I have lots of.   It also requires embossing powders or UTEE, once again I have many colours in these which makes choice a major obstacle!   Isn't that always the way though, if you only have 2 or 3 choices you can make your decision fairly quickly but open your options up more than that and it can be a big stumbling block for a lot of people.   Do I put blue and brown together with silver or gold?   Does this purple and black combo look good with a platinum colour or should I just go with more black embossing powder?   See what I mean!   The only way around this is to just do as many permutations as you can think of.  You'll work out what works and what won't.   Samples follow.....


"Relinquish"...

 "Captive"...



"Concubine"...



"Tied up"...



Below are the samples that I made using this technique that I cut the atc's from.  Each of these are around A5 size (about 5" x 8") so I can generally get at least 3 atc's from each sheet.   Of course, you can't see very clearly how the embossing powder contrasts with the shimmery mica particles of the Glimmer Mist Sprays, you'll just have to trust me when I say these are very beautiful in the flesh.  Of course, you could always just try it yourself.    I was going to use Cartridge Paper (about 130gsm) but found it was too heavy so I just used the standard copy paper (Reflex or similar) that you would run through your printer.    Click on the images to get a better look at the effect.
  




Just had to say also that I had an absolutely wonderful time in Canberra over the weekend.  It wasn't too freezing which was good and Kaeren looked after me extremely well.   The girls in the ACTSA (think that must stand for Australian Capital Territory Stamping Association?) were all fabulous and so very friendly that I felt completely at home with them all.   No drama all weekend, just a nice and relaxed pace and I hope that the girls had as good an experience as I did.   I did get some positive feedback from some of the girls so I'm hoping it was as enjoyable for them as it was for me.

3 comments:

lisa_crofts said...

Your acts look amazing Kelsey. I love the look of this technique. Time for technique book 2 :D

lisa_crofts said...

ATCs ATCs....Damn you predictive text!!!

Martina2801 said...

Exquisitely crafted ! So beautiful.