Again, I do have to warn you that since my video making area is not quite set up just yet, there are A LOT of pictures!
To get started, I cut the card base to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.
For this card I used white embossing paste, a 4 1/8″ x 8 1/2″ stencil and gelatos.
First, I used some washi tape to secure my card to my craft mat and then secured the stencil with more washi tape.
I applied the gelatos directly to the craft mat and then mixed them with the embossing paste.
Mix the gelatos and embossing paste well. I mixed then added more blue a couple of times in order to achieve my desired color.
Next, I spread the mixed embossing paste over the stencil, being careful not to fill in all of the space, as I wanted to eventually add another color.
Carefully remove the stencil and be sure to wash it immediately in order to get the paste off.
I let the blue embossing paste dry completely and then began to mix my next color.
I again added more color a couple of times in order to get a darker grey.
Next, I carefully lined up the stencil over the already dried embossing paste and began to apply the next colored paste. I did end up overlapping some, and I really liked how these two colors meshed well with each other.
Again, carefully remove the stencil and clean up the mess right away.
Here is the finished product:
And here is a close-up:
Well, that is it for this series on embossing paste backgrounds for cards. I will be sure to share more if I find more fun ways to work with the paste.
Thanks for hanging out with me!!
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Chevron
Faber-Castell Gelatos in Boysenberry and Squid Ink
Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords stamp set
Discarded mail envelopes
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black ink pad
Graduation cap from the Silhouette Store