Hello everyone, Amber here sharing a crackle embossing technique using water. Surprise your special someone. Tell them you love them without an occasion such as Valentine's Day.
YouTube Tutorial | Crackle Embossing TechniqueThis video shares all the details to recreate a crackle embossing technique. Watch here or in HD on the WOW! Embossing Powder YouTube channel.
WOW! Embossing PowdersThis crackle embossing effect was created with Love Is a Drug translucent powder from The Ferry Man Trio. In order to ensure it wasn't a fluke, I created a second set of cards with Copacabana (retired) translucent powder. It worked beautifully.
Heat Embossing with WaterThis is such a quick and simple technique and if you've never seen it before you're going to love it, First, I wet a squirrel hair mop brush with water and swiped it over smooth hot press watercolor paper to create a block of brush strokes.
The pattern looks best when some white space is left between the strokes. Next, it's as easy as sprinkling on translucent powder and heat setting. I'm not sure what the science is behind the crackle effect, but I think it occurs due to using water vs. embossing ink.
This technique worked equally well on metallic cardstock as it did on watercolor paper.
I used the 2 dies from Altenew All the Hearts Stamp & Die Bundle to cut out the pieces. Techniques like this are perfect for twofer card sets. I was careful to keep the small confetti hearts in the die for easy alignment and adhered them to the card with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.
Extra die-cut heart confetti was used for embellishment and sentiments were stamped with black pigment ink.
It's as simple as that. We'd love to see what you create with this technique. Be sure to tag us @wowembossing on social media and enter your projects into the monthly challenge on the WOWEPFans Facebook page.
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