Embossing paste adds cool touches.

It’s Technique Tuesday!  Did you know a little bit of embossing paste can add just a hint of snow or a tiny bit of texture?  If you can’t afford to buy all the different colors of embossing paste then just get the one with no color in it.  You can then separate it out and add bits of glitter or a tiny bit of shimmer paint (or re-inker) to create a different look.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Embossing paste…to sponge or mix?

When using the embossing paste do you sponge color on after or mix it in to the paste?  My answer, as always, it depends.  It depends on what kind of color you want.  Do you want really vivid, deep color or just a splash?  For really deep color you want to mix some of your re-inker bottle into your paste.  For a little more subtle you will want to sponge on your color with a sponge and ink pad after the paste dries.

Give it a try and see which you like better.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Messy but fun.

Some days you can stay pretty clean and others…well.  Today’s tutorial is taken from Splitcoaststampers.com.  This looks like it would be a mess but be lots of fun.  Does anyone want to try this?

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Here’s the link for directions, http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/paintswiping/.

Let me know if you want to attempt this or if you do.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

New technique…turning paste into fluff!

On last night’s Facebook Live I turned embossing paste into fluff!  You take a heat gun to it until it changes texture.

With practice this becomes very realistic.  You can see the difference between my first attempt on the card and my second on the stocking.  The only tip I have so far is to make sure your paste hasn’t dried out.

If you would like to see the video go to https://youtu.be/xNoGFtsQco8.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Black magic and rainbows…

It’s Thursday and I am happy to show you a new way to use your embossing paste.  Let it dry like normal and then sponge color on top.  You can use a sponge, dauber, or even the sponge brayer.  Then cut your die in coordinating colors of cardstock.

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Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂