Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Coloring on Embossing Paste

Last month, my friend JAN of Far North Deigns, challenged me to experiment with coloring on Acetate with alcohol inks. So this month it was my turn to choose a challenge and I chose using any type of coloring medium on white matte embossing paste.

One of my favorite embossing techniques is with the use of embossing paste. Embossing paste can be purchased in a variety of colors and metalics but it also takes a wide variety of coloring medium quite well.

For this card I used the Peacock Feather embossing stencil made by Dreamweaver Stencils. I embossed with matte white embossing paste. When it was dry I used Artist Paintstik oil paint crayons and applied the colors on the various parts of the feather. The oil sticks give a very vibrant color to the image. Next I matted the image to teal and royal blue cardstock.

On my card base I randomly stamped the feather design using Archival BRILLIANCE Peacock ink pad. The feather stamp is from Heather's Stamping Haven, in Ottawa Ontario, and is manufactured by The Stamp Barn.

I'm not sure if you can read the sentiment from the photo. It says, "How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. - George Elliston" This stamp is made by Stampin' Up! and is out of the Easy Elegance stamp set.

JAN will be posting her card using a different coloring medium on embossing paste on her blog tonight so please check out her blog too by clicking on her name.


  1. Jennifer, I love all the colors you used on your feather! What a lovely card!! Thanks for the challenge!

  2. Cool idea! I've only used the embossing paste alone with stencils. The card/coloring are gorgeous!

  3. A very classy card! It looks so gentle!

  4. I am speechless...all I can say is "Gorgeous!"

  5. oooh I love that you colored it after the paste was there. I still haven't ventured into embossing paste. Your card makes it so tempting.


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