Friday, 2 April 2010

Right On Track fence

The Right On Track wheel makes a great railway track but I've often wondered what else you could do with it. Well it came to me the other day that it could turn into a fence. I had a go at it today using the emboss resist technique and here's the result:

This looks complicated but it's quite easy. You just stamp the things you want in the foreground first - in this case some leaves and two flowers. Load your stamp with versamark, then with ink, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and set it with a heat gun. (I used to worry that putting a versamark loaded stamp into my classic ink pads would hurt them, but it doesn't at all.) Now you can add the fence with the wheel, go over it with a versamark pen, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and set that layer with your heat gun. Anything else you stamp now will look as if it's behind these two layers. The ink that gets onto your embossed images can be carefully wiped off with a cotton bud or a wisp of tissue.

Supplies: (all Stampin' Up unless specified)
Stamps: One of a Kind, Autumn Days, Touch of Nature, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Versamark pad and pen, clear embossing powder, Right on Track wheel, Funky Forest wheel, Corner rounder

When I first came across the emboss resist technique I thought it looked terribly advanced and wouldn't try it for ages - but once I'd given it a go, I didn't look back, and now it's become one of my favourite techniques! I shall post a tutorial in the next few days so look out for that - and do have a go!
Thank you for visiting today.

1 comment:

  1. Vicky I can only hope to have your crafting talent one day. This is beautiful.

    You have really shown us how to get the most out of our stamps here. Brilliant xx


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