Sunday, March 16, 2008

Layered Dry Embossing with Cuttlebug Folders-Step by Step

I wanted to show some step by step of the Layered Cuttlebug Technique I created so you could really see the effects...This tag shows the first layer of embossing, color, then smoothing flat...Smooth flat using a bone folder or the back side of a spoon...do this carefully, so you don't tear your surface...The cardstock/paper, etc will still feel textured, but will let the next layer of embossing be more prominent...
This dots are the second layer embossed, colored, smoothed flat...
The diamond or harlequin embossing was next, colored then smoothed flat...I was kinda on a roll here...LOL...I wanted to experiment with how many times I could make it work and still look ok...
I added the last embossed layer of the flower, positioning the tag so that the flower was right where I wanted it to be...which is another neat thing about doing this...you can do part or all of a piece...
I spritzed on some marvy marker ink...added some gold metallic paint and then used some gold glitter paint for the flower center...which is still wet in this picture...But the tag looks so cool...Just wait until you see the next idea I have for this Layered Embossed Technique...Just not enough hours in my studio time today... It was brought to my attention that in my instructions I really was not very specific about what to use to smooth the various layers of embossing with...I use my bone folder or the back side of a spoon...Just make sure that what you use is smooth...so as not to tear into the raised areas...

2 comments:

Stampmouse said...

so very cool. question when you say smooth flat do you do that yourself? or what do you mean by that?

Anonymous said...

what a brilliant idea! TFS
soraya