Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Splitcoast tutorial: Embossed Marble Background

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Embossed Marble Background - instead of ink, several colors of embossing powder are applied over spray adhesive. Fun technique! 
I used gold, copper and verdigris powders from Ranger for my background... and because it was cold and I didn't want to spray Pixie Spray in the house, I used a pump spray glue instead. It worked ok... but there were a few areas where the glue ran because the spray was too heavy and wet. Not a terrible problem, but it did affect the coverage of the powder in a couple of areas. Rather than reapplying glue, I just inked over the embossing with brown ink - you can see it a bit in the lower right corner. It adds to the overall distressed look of my background so I'm not mad about it, but there it is. 😀

I got this Stampscapes set on ebay with some other background stamps - it was a deal I was pret-ty proud of, I'll tell you! Finally got to ink it up and learn a thing or two. It's sure not perfect, but it was fun! That panel is watercolor paper, so I used Versafine Clair for my stamping and watercolors to color in, along with a paint pen and a dark colored pencil.
That is all I know today! My brain is full of bead and stamp designs and art show details. Hope you are having a great week!

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  1. Beautiful technique I love this card. X

  2. Wow Gorgeous, both your background and the lovely watercoloring!!