Embossing Resistance with Paint

handmade greeting cardWe are most delighted to welcome Marion Wood as our first Guest Artist here at Mixed Media Art. She has created a brilliant tutorial on Embossing Resist with Paint. This technique is used to build up complex designs, colour, depth and texture to your work, by embossing an image with clear powder over pattern paper. Here we see Marion applying this technique to a greeting card, an art journal page and a scrapbooking layout.

Thanks Marion, for sharing this technique with us!


Embossing Resist with Paint

Step 1: Use pattern paper or stamp a background image on the paper which will show through the embossed design. In the case of the Journal page (see below) the background was stamped with newspaper print (Imprint Rubber Stamps) onto bright green paper and on the scrapbook page I used the subtle pattern paper (Delish: Bistro Fresh-Entrée Reverse).

Step 2: Stamp over the background paper with a bold design with an embossing pad such as versa mark. Emboss image with clear embossing powder. I used foam letter stamps (Making Memories) for the title on the scrapbook page and water splash image (Innovative Stamp Creations) and for the Journal page I used a corner sun image (From the Garden by Fancy Pants Designs)

Step 3: Paint over the embossed image with contrasting colour and allow too dry slightly. If your paint is too thin apply a second coat. With the Scrapbook page I used the credit card technique and scraped over a number of different blue acrylic paints and spritz with water and for the Journal page I used brown acrylic paint and a brush.

Step 4: Wipe over the design with a damp cloth which will expose the embossed image. Allow to dry. Then decorate the as required. If the background paper warps too much, sit it under a heavy book overnight to flatten it out.


Art Journal Page


Greeting Card

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Scrapbook Layout


Marion Wood, also known as Maz, has been interested in mixed media art, rubber stamping and scrapbooking for over 20 years but only really started to dabble 13 years ago. She used to teach cardmaking and scrapbooking and has been on design teams in the past. Her favourite things besides art and design is chocolate and reading. She lives in Wollongong with her DS and and dog and regularly attends a local stamping and scrapbooking group called the ‘Gong Rubber Bugs.  You can see more of her work at http://techniquepossibilities.blogspot.com/ or contact her via  maz_wood [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au




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