Friday 4 January 2019

Romantic Tag: Stamping into Triple Heat Embossing

The latest prompt over on Tag Tuesday is New Beginnings.  I am contributing my first tag for 2019 made using a mop up sheet and a technique that I haven't tried in ages.
I started by covering a #8 manilla tag with a mop up sheet (copy paper used to clean Distress oxides off the Clarity A5 Zigzag stencil).  The paper was sealed with matte medium, dried and trimmed.
Additional interest was added to the now non-porous surface, by blending Faber-Castell Big Brush markers over different areas.
I had a heavy chipboard heart which I had been sent in happy mail.  I decided to triple heat emboss it and then stamp into the embossing.  I gave the heart a couple of coats of clear embossing powder first to seal it (having covered it with Versamark ink each time).

After a third coat of clear powder,  i added a layer of Moon Glow two-toned embossing powder in Aurora/Amethyst.
Before I added my top coat of heat embossing in two-tone Cosmic Pink/Blue,  I inked up the words from Clarity mini word Chains 15 & 16 which I had already set up on an acrylic block.  I pressed the inked stamps into the last layer of heat embossing while it was still hot so that the words would sink into the surface.
Before adding the heart to the tag,  i glued some of the beautiful lace, sent in another happy mail parcel which came with a recent ATC swap (thanks Dianne), along the bottom of the tag and trimmed the sides.
The heart was then added using Cosmic Shimmer acrylic glue.
Stamping into heat embossing isn't too difficult as long as you get everything set up in advance: stamps and ink ready to go.

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