Sunday, 13 July 2014

UK Art Swap–Embossing

Have made two book marks to share over at UK Art Swaps Yahoo Group.

The challenge was to use at least three embossing powders.


Used Fired Brick and Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powders, this was the first time i have used them, i have had them for years, ooops and the last one is Verdigris by Personal Impressions. I am liking the shiny verdigris colour between the mat DI colours.

Found a very old stamp set from 2006 by Royal and Langnickel called Leaf Decor Stamps, can’t believe i found them still available on their web site!

Used Versamark clear pad and White WOW embossing powder and then stamped over the image to create a shadow using Archival Ink. did this at both the top and base of the book mark.

Added ribbon which i heat set into the embossing powder, added a hexagon shape and then a rub on which i coloured with Treasure Gold, White Fire and Aquamarine.

Cut another layer of kraft card, inked it up using DI Tea dye, added some text from an old book, coloured this with the same ink then adhered the panel. Coloured the edges using Black Memento ink.

I am liking the grungy look of the bookmarks, hope you do too.

Looking forward to your comments, thanks for dropping by.



  1. Great bookmarks. The distress embossing looks fab. I too love the grungy look xx

  2. Ooh fab looking bookmarks there xxx

  3. Very cool grungy look... funny with embossing powders - I was obsessed early on, and now I often forget about them (apart from clear embossing which I do obsessively of course). Great bookmarks!
    Alison xx

  4. Great textures! Love these!
    Alison xxx