Painting with Powders
designed by Debbie Shipley
- ERA Graphics Chop Stamp #180-001H:
- White Card Stock
- Embossing Powders (various colors)
- Boss Gloss Embossing Ink
- A Heat Tool
Steps for the background
- Using Boss Gloss Embossing Ink, make several swipes across the white card stock. Holding card over a piece of scrap paper, sprinkle the darkest embossing powder generously on the embossing ink. Tap excess powder onto scrap paper; return to container for future use. Apply heat to back of card stock with a heat tool until all the powder has melted; allow to cool.
- Swipe embossing ink on card again; sprinkle with a different colored powder; heat. Repeat with several colors.
- Add powder to any sparsely filled area; heat.
- Trim background to desired size.
To create the main image:
- Using a dark color card stock and a well-inked embossing ink pad, stamp the image.
- Working quickly so embossing ink does not dry out, sprinkle the same powders used in the background on the stamped image. Heat; allow to cool.
- Trim the stamped image smaller than the embossed background.
- Mount embossed background on a larger piece of card stock with double-stick tape or foam tape (for dimension).
- Save trimmed shapes for another project.
- Make background slightly larger than needed to allow for trim.
- I store my favorite embossing powders in a storage unit made for bead storage. These are "strips" of jar-like containers (5-13 per strip) with lids. They stack well and can be easily used and refilled.