Well, I can't believe it's been almost ten years since she graduated from high school. Time flies whether you are having fun or not, doesn't it? LOL!
This week I am all about graduation and will go back to Black and White with a Pop next week. We want you to play along, so if you have a graduation card or scrapbook page with color we'd love to see it!
I am showcasing a very simple technique today. Since we started selling embossing pastes with our stencils several years ago we also decided to offer a set of heavy-bodied acrylics, often referred to as 'tube acrylics' (TAP). This is because Dreamweaver doesn't have EVERY color of paste possible and yet the mortarboard stencil (LL449) and Friends stencil (LM210) needed to be paste-embossed in a dark purple. So, what do you do if you don't have purple paste? You mix one tablespoon of Translucent Embossing Paste (DEPT) with approximately half a teaspoon of purple 'tube acrylic' (TAP) paint .
It needs to be mixed well with a palette knife (DPK) on a non-porous surface like wax paper or a foam plate. Now you're ready to apply the paste. Remember the Translucent Paste (DEPT) dries glossy and our Regular Embossing Paste (DEP) dries to a matte finish and the tube acrylics can be mixed into either one.
The reason that you want to use the tube acrylics is because they are thick and won't add too much moisture to the embossing paste, if you add liquid paint it could make the paste "sloppy" and cause it to seep under the stencil while you're working with it, ruining your work of art.
For this reason the Dreamweaver Metallic F/X (F/X) powders are another way of adding color to the embossing pastes. Again one tablespoon of paste and approximately one half teaspoon of the Metallic F/X mixed in with a palette knife and you are all set to paste-emboss.
Also this month we are releasing 11 new designs... so return to the blog often over the next few weeks to see some of the latest and greatest designwork. Now if you have time follow the list below to visit the team's creations.