Wednesday, January 28, 2009


This is another project we did at the meeting. It uses a technique called "emerging color". Mine didn't turn out quite like it should because by the time I got to the table where they were making it, embossing powder had gotten all over everything but you can kind of get the idea. It is definitely a technique I will try again and try to post a better example. For once I took a decent picture of a project and you can see the detail I'd rather you couldn't see!
To do it you stamp several times with different colors, this one I used Brilliant Blue and Not Quite Navy. Then I stamped a solid stamp (the leafy white one) with Versa Mark and embossed the card with clear embossing powder. After that I brayered Brilliant Blue all over the card, I put it on pretty thick so it covers everything real well. When I wiped off the card the part where I embossed and the colors I had stamped on before embossing and brayering show through. It is a pretty cool technique that I need to experiment with again real soon!
We have a crop at church the last Thursday of every month that we call Memory Preservation Day. Maybe I can remember everything I need to practice the emerging color technique there tomorrow.
*brayer
*clear embossing powder
*embossing gun
*solid stamp with several smaller stamps that coordinate
*ink
*versa mark pad
*white cardstock
I wonder if that is everything. . .

5 comments:

The Wheeler 5 said...

i might need a step by step picture of this one. it looks great though!!

elaine said...

I'll remember to take pictures step by step. It is a more detailed technique and that will make it easier to do. Thanks for reminding me!
Elaine

Lauren said...

I'm so out of the loop. What's a brayer?

elaine said...

Lauren, did you do the layout with the sunset when you were in TN at Christmas? We used a brayer for that. A brayer is kind of like a mini rolling pin with a handle. I'll be sure to include it in the pictures when I do my step by step directions. There are some pretty cool things you can do with a brayer.

Lauren said...

I did use that thing. I didn't know it had a fancy name. :) Thanks for the info.