Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wilton Fondant Mats
cuttlebug folders if you ink them and you can cut them larger than cuttlebug folders. The paper will come out debossed on one side and embossed on the other. I applied the ink for the debossed (letterpress) side.
The red and purple papers are handmade papers that I spritzed with Paper Glide. Btw, if you have had trouble with your Paper Glide getting stopped up, but sure to always put the little clear cap back on when finished using it. You can even stick a little wet cotton ball in the clear cap to keep moisture and avoid it drying up and clogging the nozzle. You can also spray several pieces of paper in advance, allow them to dry and use them when you need them. The special stuff that aids in embossing will be in the paper. Cool, huh?
The aqua paper is a heavy card stock and the dark burgundy (that looks silver now) is Touche paper.
brayer is your friend on this letter press technique. Just brayer the ink on the imprint mat and then you don't get the ink in the background like you see on some of the examples when I just applied it from the pad.
brayered ink over it...it has the look of tooled metal in real life.
I haven't made up any finished samples with the paper I have debossed, but you know they will be coming!
Just wanted to remind you to keep your eyes open for other things you can use in your crafting!