Thursday, 16 May 2013
A stencil and some embossing powder
I had an idea to try to use a stencil with a Versamark inkpad and embossing powder. For my stencil I used an old piece of die-cut card stock. This was my first attempt. It hasn't come out particularly clearly as I meant to put white embossing powder on the page but sprinkled clear powder on instead - oops! So I wiped it off and started again but the page was still a little sticky and the design didn't come out completely clearly. Fortunately for this page, with a seaside theme, I think it has worked rather well (a bit reminiscent of breaking waves).
I finished off the page with a bit of machine stitching. I have a confession... I was really impatient and didn't swap in the old needle I use for sewing on paper, I just used the new one already in there - naughty me!
I really like the fine detail that the stitching adds to the page.
I think I will definitely try again with the stencil and embossing powder.