Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dry Embossing and so much more....

This is my latest page...

I just finished it tonight. I started working on it Saturday! Between work and everything it has taken a while. The biggest obstacle has been a "scrapper's block"! I came up with the snow globe idea first and loved it. But trying to get everything else has taken some thought, but I prevailed!There is so much that I would like to share about this page... I will start with the snow globe first.

SNOW GLOBE: My page is actually mounted on a 12 x 12 piece of chipboard. I adhered my picture to the back and then a piece of acetate to the front. I put a "layer" of snow inside the globe using flock and then I then covered the chipboard with my paper. Because of the snow falling in the picture, it looks as though someone as shook up the snow globe.

FLOCKING: Flocking is a lot like glitter in how it is applied and used, but it gives you the look of velvet and is fuzzy. *TIP* When you pour your flocking onto your adhesive push it down with your finger before shaking off the excess.

The snowflake here is a clear epoxy sticker. I did not want to use it as a sticker, but as a charm. So I stuck it onto acetate and then cut it out. It is hanging from a string of glass seed beads.

This is a close up of my title. I cut the title using my Silhouette and then ran the letters through my Texture Boutique creating the raised dots that you see. I then just ran and ink pad over the raised paper to give it a little color. I used three blue ink pads... the lightest at the top and the proceeded to the darkest at the bottom. There are a lot of ways to accent/distress dry embossing. My favorites are inking (shown above) or using a sanding block to distress the raised portions. What are some of your favorite ways to use dry embossing?

LAST, but not least... Before adhering my blue strip of paper to the layout, I cut a slit in the middle of it... and then only put my adhesive on the edges of the paper. This created a little pocket to slide my tag in with my journaling.

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