Well, as you know my lovelies, Sundays are my fundays, and today I decided to try out a technique I have seen often, but never tried! The layered embossing technique! However, it wasn't successful for me, because I am far too impatient, plus, I forgot one vital stage . . . I will explain. First, I will show you the piece.
Those of you who have tried this technique and been successful will probably see where I messed up. The first layer of leaves were OK, but when I did the second layer I forgot to go over the background again with another layer of Distress Ink, before heat embossing the third layer, resulting in far too many images of the same colour!
The next big mistake, was being far too impatient and not drying the next layer of Distress Ink thoroughly enough, which resulted in a mess around some of the images, if you look closely, you will see about four different patches where the clear embossing powder clung to areas that weren't quite thoroughly dry. As I'd already made a mess of it in this way, I decided to distress it even more by sprinkling some water droplets on it and mopped them off with some tissue, turning it into more of a 'shabby chic' piece.
I will give this another go one day and try and get it right next time! Then, I sprayed water on my craft mat to wipe up the ink, but instead of grabbing the old towel I keep for mopping up, I decided to grab a piece of water-colour card instead and mop up with that. This is my 'mop up' piece.
I think the 'mop up' piece was the better piece of the two in the end! ;)
Here they are, side by side.
What did you get up to today? I hope it was fun!
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