The technique shown here is called, "One-Step Cloisonné" and will be another technique that demonstrated in our new DVD, that is all about embossing paste. The teapot stencil (LJ864) was first paste-embossed using the Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP) and then the bird stencil (LG686) was paste-embossed on top of the dried black paste with the regular embossing paste (DEP) with both stencils in place. After the "DEP" dried, I repositioned both stencils again and stenciled the bird and flowers with pigment inks. The pigment ink stays wet longer, so I was able to sprinkle the UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder-by Suze Weinberg) on top of the bird design without having to ink it with clear embossing ink. This wet ink holds the thick powder and then I heated it with a heat gun. Makes for a really beautiful effect. And also, because this happens to be a really intricate design, I used the "Picasso" stencil shield (LL332) to create small veins in the leaves and shield out areas that I don't want color on including his small eye and beak.
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