process of using ink and embossing powder with a heat gun. Dry embossing usually refers to using a stylus and light box, or these days, an embossing folder or die. So what do you call embossing that involves water (wet) and a stylus (dry)? I will call it water embossing (unless you can come up with a better name).
I still remember the first time I saw this. I thought it was so cool as it is very noticeable on a card. It was funny that the person that taught me this was later in my watercolor class and I then realized that she was the one doing the demo where I learned this. She no longer stamps, but owns a beading shop in SC.
First, you choose an image that is appropriate for this technique. I love the images above. They are just asking to be water embossed! The spider body and the pumpkin are both the focal point, are easy shapes to trace and they are things that would stick out in real life.
You need to be using watercolor paper....card stock will tear up. Watercolor paper is made of cotton fibers that are more pliable than card stock. You need a stylus that doesn't have too sharp of a tip, water, a brush and a mouse pad or fun foam.
So we haven't even delved into the paint, but hopefully, you have learned something! I just love those spiders! They will be so cool with my spider web border punches from EK Success!