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Friday, May 17, 2013

customized embossing pastes...

I thought I'd show you today how to easily create custom colors of embossing pastes...

it's as easy as 1  2  3...

working on the craft sheet...

put a small amount of my white embossing paste 
and a drop of any distress reinker...
just touch the tip of the eyedropper to the craft sheet & that is plenty of the reinker...



just to show you the small amount I used...
I put the lid from the distress stain near the paste...


now use a palette knife to mix the reinker into the paste...
looks yummy...
just like frosting...

this is peeled paint...
it makes awesome colored leaves...

use less color for a lighter paste...
more reinker makes a darker color of the paste...


I masked off the flower area with post-its...
then using the palette knife, 
I added the green paste thru the stencil...


***remove the stencil...
clean off the paste 
FROM THE STENCIL & PALETTE KNIFE 
before it dries...***

when the green paste is dry...
 mixed a drop of the rusty hinge reinker with a small amount of white paste...


this is a really beautiful color...


now use post-it's again to block off the dry green leaves...

and spread the rusty hinge paste over 
the flower portion of the stencil...

you can do a nice even layer...


or thick & thin like I did in the photo below...
that creates even more texture...

that's how simple it is to create 
custom colored embossing pastes...


(this links to the original 24)
think of all the beautiful colors you can create, 
with just a tiny drop of any reinker...

so not only do the reinkers refresh your distress ink pads,
they do double duty...
 they also create custom colored embossing pastes!

while my paste dries...
I'll plan my background...

then I'll make art!
wendy
ps...what's your favorite color of reinker?
try broken china...
it's A W E S O M E!




18 comments:

Kaz said...

What a cool idea love love love it!

Nancy said...

I absolutely love this technique & your paste works so wonderfully with it!!
As for my fav color of reinker - I love them all! Today, it's probably picked raspberry - love the brightness!

Vic said...

Love this!

Helen said...

Beautiful!! Have a great weekend, making art!

Eileen Bellomo said...

Great tip!

SusanK said...

One favorite reinker color? No way, can't do it. lol I love 'em all!!!

Debby said...

Super idea! Have some cards to make so this comes in handy!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! What a great idea!! I definitely have to try this!! I all all the reinker colors, but Broken China and Spun Sugar are my favs!! Happy Friday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Mallrat said...

It never occured to me to use the reinkers !! I tend to use Rusty Hinge alot .. and of course Vintage photo. Happy Friday Wendy .. thanks for the tip !

Lori said...

Coolio idea! Will definitely have to try this!

sue said...

I like the greens!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Wendy. Great tips - and so much easy than colouring them later!

Wilma said...

OOoh, I absolutely need your embossing paste, wow, it's amazing what you can create with it.
Mmm, my favorite color maybe dusty conocrd or rusty hinge or..... well hard to choose;-)

Wanda H said...

Beautiful!!!! My favorite color depends upon the day... lately I seem to be reaching for picked raspberry and mowed lawn a lot.

Dorothy said...

So easy and soooo pretty!!

Kim said...

Oh no...that's brilliant! Now I have to run to my craft studio and start mixing colors! You've just made one of my favorite products all the more delish!

Redanne said...

Oh, definitely going to try this out with my new WV stencils! Brilliant idea Wendy. Hugs, Anne x

Sheryl said...

Just wanted to say I love your embossing paste! It's so light. Doesn't add so much weight. I've mixed with Tim's new paints. I just love the pastes. I saw you make a pewterish look. That would be a great color for your next release.
Thanks for the creativeness.