Friday, February 17, 2012

Faux Cloisonne Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial I created a while ago for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. I hope you enjoy!

Step One: Using embossing ink and black embossing powder, heat emboss the entire surface of the chipboard heart.

Step Two: Continue adding layers of embossing powder and melting until you have a thick layer of embossing powder built up. I had built up five layers of embossing powder when I was finally happy with the thickness.

Step Three: Allow the heart to cool completely then ink the surface with Perfect Medium and choose a variety of Perfect Pearl colors.

Step Four:Randomly apply the Perfect Pearls to the heart.

Step Five: Ink stamp with gold pigment ink. Reheat the heart until the embossing powder is melted and then stamp firmly into the heart. Hold the stamp on the heart for a few seconds until the embossing powder is cool again. When the stamp is lifted away from the heart there will be a deeply etched image.

Note: Due to the black background, the bright color tone of the Perfect Pearls changed to a beautiful jewel tone. This technique can be done with clear embossing powder and the Perfect Pearls will retain the same color tones. This technique can also be used on a variety of surfaces, glass and Grungeboard just to name two.

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