Saturday, March 15, 2008

Layered Dry Embossing with Cuttlebug Folders-Original Design by Debbie Bankston

I created this technique using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders because I love backgrounds...and during all my years of Decorative Painting, I loved to create unique backgrounds and then add decorative paintings over the top of the background...This technique which I call Layered Dry Embossing with Cuttlebug Embossing Folder is so easy and fun to do...You begin by running your piece thru a Cuttlebug embossing folder...Apply inks, chalks, paints or other coloring medium you choose...Once that is dry, flatten the embossed or raised area...I do this by rubbing my bone folder over all the embossed areas to smooth is as flat as possible, be careful tho, not to tear your piece...now, choose another Cuttlebug embossing folder and run the same piece thru...This time add the coloring to the raised embossed area using a coordinating color...You can then add some spattering or even gold metallic paint randomly...
These are two samples I did today with some of my newer Cuttlebug Embossing Folders...I have a pile of stuff to work on next studio time I get...This is so fun and I have so many ideas going at once...
This was the tag I made this past fall when I first began experimenting with creating this technique...I loved the effect...
On this piece I used metallic paints on both embossings...be sure the first layer is dry before you flatten or you might mess the paint up on the embossed areas...
I also played around with various colors of cardstocks...and my technique works great with all colors...
This piece shows the technique on pattern paper...its a very subtle background of leaves on the pattern paper...but it looks awesome...I like the effect very much...
I played some with color combinations as well...I love the variety that my Layered Embossing with Cuttlebug Folders Technique can offer...For more info email me at debbiesdiecuts@yahoo.com

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

This is a great idea...Can't wait to try it myself.
Cheryl

Dragonlady said...

Debbie, These are all great, i always love coming here to see what you do next....
I am haveing a good time playing with the die-cuts I got from you..thank you
Brenda

Flo Hollingsworth said...

Debbie,
These are truly lovely! What a cool idea! I love layering stuff, too. I think I'm gonna have to get me one of those cuttlebug thingies.

liannallama said...

fabulous samples and what a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Chookarooni said...

Another fabulous technique - who would have guessed - looks like someone else loves her embossing folders too! Thanks for sharing!
Mary-Jane

jogry said...

Hi Debbie I like all your cards with this technique, one thing however is not clear to me. Do you put paint over the entire card?
Jogry

Dan said...

Great technique and great samples! :)

SewDelish said...

Love this effect. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet though. Thanks

thescrapmaster said...

I love this! TFS!!

~Samantha

April said...

I just bought my 1st cuttlebug folders this weekend and this was the 1st thing I had to try. I almost had the effect. I'll keep trying.

I can see beautiful creations dancing in my head. Thanks for sharing.

Natalie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! This is my new favorite toy, and you just added so much depth I hadn't even thought of! AWESOME and thanks for sharing!

Cara said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing.
Going to give it a try.

Diane said...

Very cool, very inventive! And if you're afraid to use the bone folder for fear it will tear...how about a rolling pin or brayer? :-)
Diane