I always love learning new skills, and one I have always wanted to give a try is heat embossing. I signed up for this workshop literally as soon as it was released in the workshop booklet, I was just so excited to do it!
To start the workshop, Katie talked through different the different products she had, and the different samples she had made and how they were done.
We started by simply giving heat embossing a go. We started by using a watermark stamp, then using coloured emboss powder over it and heating it up with a heat gun. The two owls didn’t turn out too well, but they were only my first go so I didn’t exactly know what I was doing. We then used coloured pigment stamp ink then a clear emboss powder over the top. This meant that the colour of the stamp would shine through and make the embossing looked coloured.
After that, we gave the coloured ink and clear embossing a go. However, this time we used watercolour over the top of them. I used my favourite pens for this, ecoline pens. Because the embossing created a cover over the ink, the watercolour just washed over it and creates a nice background.
Katie then showed us an even cooler technique. We used a black dye stamp pad to stamp a design down, then we used alcohol based markers, like promarkers or copics, to colour in the design. We then used an embossing pen over the top and sprinkled clear embossing powder over to cover it. I loved this technique and loved using the ecolines over the top to create lots of colour.
After we had learned all the differnt techniques, we had a go at creating cards and embellishing them with our embossing ideas. I started out a bit slow, but once I finished my first I started to get into it a bit more. My favourite is the crown card, I used my favourite technique on this one and it came out really well.
I loved this workshop, and definitly bought lots of bits from work to give it a go at home.