Thursday, 7 March 2013

Embossing techniques tutorials (2 in this post)

Hello my dear crafty friends!

First of all the story. I was looking for embossing die to use for my  project and this LIVE-LOVE-LAUGH die was on the top. For quite a long time I wanted to make this L tag book, but  to add more L words to this project. So I added Listen and Learn and all together with a cover it makes a 6 pages book.
Now for my first  tag tutorial:Live tag
1. Dry emboss a think foil piece with your embossing die (I used Sizzix one here , as I don't have any Couture Creations products)
And here is my embossed  foil

The next step is a messy one: add black acrylic paint over your embossed piece. I used Ranger's  paint, but any craft paint will do the job as well. Let it dry. Let it dry a lot! Unless you want your finger and face to look like mine were... You don't want to see.

Now take your Sand It Core'dinations sanding tool (also any sandpaper works, but this tool is a legend) and " undress" you paint from the embossed images.

The next step is to add a few of your favorite Alcohol inks and I just used bottles and large drops here as I wanted a good coverage of my foil piece.

Your embossed piece is done and I just trimmed it to 5*3'' piece.
Now for the finished tag.  I made a hand made tag from black cardstock (6.5*3.5'' ), cut Kraft matting  (5 1/4*3 1/4'' ) and added my inked embossed foil over it.
A I wanted all my tags to coordinate I die cut a double Speech Bubble (CLD die)  ta make my word title for all tags, used the very same stickers font (Lily Bee), added the very similar metal corner brad to each tag and just some little embellishment to fit the tag.   If I had a feeling of " bare" tag I also added a small die cut piece under the front panel. For this tag I added half of die cut Doily (CLD) and kept the other half for another tag to add.
Now for my second technique made for this project:Laugh tag
I call it Rainbow Inking Dry embossing and it originally comes from my very favorite stamping technique I also used for my Love tag here.
For this technique you need a piece of glossy cardstock as it works better with glossy surface.
Dry emboss your glossy piece
Make your own circles template with 2-3 circle dies (CLD), but you can also use circle punches here.
Grab 3 primary colors Staze-On inks (Mustard, Blazing Red and Azure are primary colors) and now put your template over the dry embossed piece and add  inks with a make up sponge inside the circles.
Do use see a rainbow of colors as I do? Remember  to overlap all colors to get  your rainbow.Make the inking totally random.

Now mist the whole piece with a light color mist and let it all dry.

 Trim the embossed inked piece to the same size as the previous one, add over your black tag and kraft matting. Make the same die cut Bubble title, add some embellishments. I added a die cut Butterfly here (CLD), some die cut Lace (CLD) , some Prima blings and Pink Paislee chipboards.

And now I just want to show you my only non dry embossed tag on this project: Love tag

This is the very same technique made over heat embossed stamped image and the same kind of a final tag.

2 last tags were made with dry embossing, but I decided to cut the technical explanations here as those are very common uses of embossing folders. So here is my Learn tag: Chalk board technique with dry embossed black cardstock and white inking over it.(Script folder) My Listen tag was  made with dry embossing of Core'Dinations White wash cardstock and Music folder and then distressed with Sand It tool.  
And now  my finished tags. Same titles and I just added some Nested die cuts to make a book over the board.

No die cut on this tag as those chipboards are pretty big and I wanted to show the embossed  piece.  
  And now for the cover piece: 2 circle nested dies and one embossing folder with a bit of inking over the surface and a lot of ribbons and charms.  
And here is another look over the finished project  
Hope you like my tutorials and  my tag project and cross my fingers to make the team.    

See you!
I also enter this to some web challenges
Tags for Artistic stampers
Tags for Southern girls
 Tags for Crafts and me
 Texture for Paper Pretties


Anonymous said...

Irit WOW now that is alot of techniques, great project, photos and step by steps thank you and not too long to wait now :)

Unknown said...

WOW! Great project, fab techniques, loving the brightness Irit xx

Dana Tatar said...

Awesome group of tags Irit! Good luck!

phamil said...

Irit, this is a stunning project, I love it, and all those colors! Beautiful, beautiful!!! Good luck!!!

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous project! Looks like you had a lot of fun making it. Good luck on the team.

Lesa said...

So clever Irit, looks great, best of luck

Tracey Cooley said...

love all your techniques, just great

Tammy said...

You are very gifted!! Love your project!! Wow--thank you for allowing me to glean from you:) You put alot into this:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Stephanie Eaken said...

I love this tag book! And your techniques re fantastic!! Thanks for joining us at SGC!

Artyjen said...

Wow! Fabby tag project ;) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
xoxo Sioux

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Wow. fabulous tutorials, your tags are awesome!

Thanks for playing along with our 'Tag you're it' challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT

RoseC said...

Irit, your wonderful embossing, painting and sanding work looks fabulous on this stunning layered tag book. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Tag It! challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

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