Wednesday, August 8, 2007

How to use a marker to emboss

Hi ladies. I wanted to share with you one of the "duh!!!" moments for me from convention. I love that as demo's we can continue learn from the company and in turn share with others. We got to go to this little break out session thing about 20 things to do with a marker, and I couldn't believe how many of the things were new to me. This was my favorite.Start by stamping your stamp in Versamark ink. The images that you will want for this technique are anything you would normally use a marker for direct to rubber. Flowers are perfect for this.
Your stamp should look like this, all shiny with versamark.
Now you will color over that with your marker like you normally would. I did find that your stamp should not be too slimy with versamark or it won't pick up the color too well.
Now you will turn and stamp. Then cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.
Here it is finished. Of course, it is more impressive IRL but if you've embossed before you'll get the idea! The tulip is from the Garden Whimsy set, papers are Old Olive, Real Red and Summer sun. (You'll notice in the picture above I was using an Orchid Opulence marker, but it look really yucky stamped so I switched to red, but didn't take a new picture.)
Thanks for stopping!!!


~* Tracy *~ said...

Your blog is one of my favourites! I always find such wonderful things here :) I am going to try this marker embossing trick right away! How neat is this? Thank you so much for sharing this with us

Jacki said...

Wow - thats cool. I wouldn't have thought of that on my own so thanks for sharing. Keep sharing your tips!!!! :D