Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mixed Media - Double Emboss Resist

Happy Friday Everyone!

On Wednesday, we chatted about what we thought mixed media was.  Those of you over on Google + may have seen some of my posts on what I've been creating.  Now that I've adjusted my mind to the definition of simply using multiple mediums on a project, I'm embracing the whole idea!

By the way, those of you interested in participating in the mixed media challenge this month at the Kraafter Kommunity on Google + should come on over and join in.

WARNING -- Photo heavy post from this point forward!  You've been warned!

I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to create, but I decided to work on a full 8.5 x 11 sheet.  That in itself is unusual for me, as I normally only work on card sized pieces.  This should give me a lot to work with on several projects.
Inking with Versa Mark on Neenah Solar White card stock
Clear embossing powder

Getting ready to heat emboss
Finished embossing
Preparing to add color

Adding ink in soft swirly motion.
I love how the images magically appear!

Finished with first color
Adding another layer of color
Getting ready to double emboss

Finished with second embossing.
 These images are more muted since they were embossed over color.
Adding more layers of color

Buffing any extra ink off the embossed areas.
 Don't skip this step, as it really makes your embossed images POP off the page.
Adding some "texture" by spritzing with water.

Detail after water spritz
Adding some partially stamped images in light and dark browns

Adding some subtle hints of white with a colored pencil

One of my favorite tools!  I use the gold, silver and clear all the time.

Just a hint of gold shimmer here and there
One last layer of "texture" with the air spritzer and marker

Close up of marker spritz detail

The finished product!

 I've already gotten brave and cut this item into some smaller pieces.  Since I've already overloaded you with photos today, be sure to come back later when I post the projects I'll be making with this lovely card stock art.  Can you believe I had someone want to buy it just like this?  Go figure!

If you have any questions about the products or techniques I used, please comment below and I'll be glad to answer you.

Thanks for looking at my blog. I appreciate all the wonderful comments everyone leaves. Happy Crafting!


  1. I love the step-by-step photos and description! I didn't realize you had a blog. That's why I asked all those questions - I should have read your blog post!

  2. Thank you so much for the full step photos and descriptions. I still cannot get over what an amazing project this is. It is so beautiful and I can certainly understand why someone would want to buy it.

  3. Thanks for sharing how you made this piece of art!!!! I love it and am so happy for you to have made it. Where did you get the little marker spritzer? I love that and am interested in looking into one. hugs, Patty

  4. Wow Sherie, loved your steampunk background, beautiful use of resist technique!