Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday

I know that you will just love the video up at Stars and Stamps today. http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/2012/02/tutorial-tuesday.html
(I do hate that it is difficult to link to a page using BlogPress, but I am too lazy to go fire up my computer, it was a long day at the office!) My new blog friend Ted generously shared his video today about heat embossing.

Heat embossing is one of those techniques that has a bit of a learning curve but, had I been able to watch this great video, I would have attempted it much sooner. I especially like the part of the video where he shows what clear embossing powder can do. Sigh. Thanks to Ted, I must now go buy some clear powder and that lovely copper color that he used for his lion card is also very beautiful...

Scroll down two posts and you will see the card that I made for sketch #110 with the seahorse on it. I heat embossed this seahorse stamp with black powder before coloring it with markers. Cindy, my CTMH mentor actually encouraged me to try this technique long before I ever gave heat embossing a try. The coolest thing about coloring a heat embossed stamp, is that the embossing powder leaves a raised edge, so there is NO chance of coloring outside the lines or ending up with a runny outline. YAY!

I am super worn out from work today... I don't know why so much more than usual... So thank you for stopping by and won't you please also stop over to Ted's place and see why I have just fallen in love win his cards and tutorials. :). http://www.happilyevercrafter.com


Ted said...

Nancy, I love all things nautical. This little guy is just beautiful! :) I love your technique here. I've used it myself and I enjoy how you made this guy almost to appear as stained glass. Just wonderful! :)

Jen said...

Great card, Nancy! I don't color many images but that is a great tip to stay in the lines! The seahorse looks really gorgeous embossed!

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, wow, that's a great idea! Invariably, when I'm coloring with my copics, if I do stray outside the lines, it'll be on the very last part of the image I color. Sigh.

I don't have any black embossing powder, but I'm going to try clear when I stamp my cards for OWH this Sunday.