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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Emboss-resist

When I first saw this stamp in my latest Unity KOTM, I knew it would be a fun one to do the emboss-resist technique with. Only draw back was that because Unity stamps are cling-mounted rubber, it's harder for me to line up the images. I have a Stamp-a-ma-jig thingy but have never figured out how to really us it properly. Guess I'll need to search YouTube.



This second picture shows the clear embossing a little better:



Here's a close up of the emboss-resist outcome. I kinda like that the images are off just a bit. Adds more dimension.
If you've never tried this technique, it's really fairly easy and fun. You can just stamp your image in Versamark and then emboss with clear embossing power. Then just use a sponge and ink to rub ink over the image. The ink doesn't adhere to the embossed image, so you only get ink around the image. With mine, I stamped it in Crystal Blue and Cocoa inks first so I could "resist" with the Sweet Leaf and Desert Sand colors.
Materials
Stamps: Unity June KOTM, CTMH Fringed Phrases
Paper: CTMH Miracle kit
Other: CTMH inks and ribbon, Versamark, EK corner rounder, Nestie die

2 comments:

Sparkle said...

Such a pretty card!

~Army Wife Molly~ said...

This is gorgeous!! I just saw it now on the Unity FB page and had to come check out your blog!! I need to learn how to do this! I'm totally new to stamping... Unity is the first to make me want to learn so I can use their stamps!