Here are the projects I made on my Facebook Live video this week. You can catch the replay on Facebook or YouTube.
Earlier this week I watched a video by Barry, who is half of Mitosu Crafts, a pair of English guys who are SU! demonstrators. It was a demonstration of using Versamark with the decorative masks (stencils) and then heat embossing them. While I was watching I wondered about also trying it with the new Delicata metallic inks. So I decided to try them side-by-side in my FB Live.
Here are the resulting cards:
These 2 are heat embossed. The one on the right had the Versamark daubed on directly from the ink pad through the mask, then covered in embossing powder and heat set. This is the "positive" image from the mask. The one on the left is the "negative" image, made by pressing the Versamark-covered mask onto the cardstock by running them through the Big Shot, then heat embossing. Unfortunately the mask shifted during this process and the images is blurred, but I still think it's a nice effect.
Positive image (yes, I went back afterwards and got those un-melted spots of EP!)
And these 2 are the Delicata Gold Glitz ink. The one on the right is the positive image panel I made by sponging the ink over the mask after the video was finished, the left is the negative image made by running the well-inked mask through the Big Shot on some cardstock.
I found that daubing with the sponge worked well. If you watched the video you saw that I got a blotchy, goopy mess when I tried to press the pad to the cardstock the way I did with the Versamark (L). You can see the contrast in the pic on the right.
Positive image made by sponging Delicata ink on the mask.
Negative image made by running mask daubed with Delicata ink pad through the Big Shot.
Which is your favourite result?
Cards for A Cause on World Cardmaking Day - 5 October
Choose 2-3 colours and grab some cotton swabs to use as daubers. We used Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo for this card.
Mask the top portion of a piece of Watercolor Paper, being sure to secure it to you grid paper. We found that masking tape worked better than this Post-It Tape I tried. Then daub alternating spots of colour along where the tape and paper meet up.
This mandala mask was placed over Whisper White card stock and the 6 colours of Pigment Sprinkles were mixed into dabs of White Embossing Paste. The proportions were such that the colours are super-saturated and came out looking much more like the Regals family than the Brights!
This mask was placed over Watercolor Paper and then I mixed Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Pigment Sprinkles into dabs of Shimmery White Embossing Paste. I smeared the Bermuda Bay top-down, and the Daffodil Delight bottom-up, and they blended a bit in the middle.
Sprinkle a bit of the colours directly on the embossing folder. Less is always more with these - you can always add!
You can run 2-3 pieces of paper through and get pigment on each in my experience.
Lay a piece of watercolour paper over the crystals and run through the embossing machine multiple times to embed the pigment into the paper.
Rinse off the embossing folder with water to remove any remaining crystals.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!