Make your own Embossing Plate

February 26, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

I always joke that I don’t have my own manufacturing company, and would love to so that I could make embossing folders, dies and rubber stamps to my heart’s content. The reality is, of course, that it isn’t likely that will ever happen and so I make do with whatever I can do on my own ;)  . So this week’s post is an experiment that resulted in a cool way to make my own embossing plate from one of my stencils that I cut on my digital cutter.

Using a Sign that I bought at the hardware store, I cut it down and used Gel Medium/Modeling Paste through a stencil to create the embossing plate. Then I used the correct “sandwich” in my Sissix Big Shot die cutter to in order to emboss.

Here’s the video to show how I made the plate and how to use it-

Here is a link to a post where I used on of these embossing plates for an embossed metal card.

Enjoy!

 

Make Your Own Embossing Plate From Stencil

Make Your Own Embossing Plate From Stencil

 

Embossing Plate Paper

Embossing Plate Paper

Embossed Metal Valentine’s Day Card

February 12, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

I decided to use my own embossing plate (more on how I do that in a future video!) to make an embossed metal card for Valentine’s day. Here is the video…

and here is how it turned out!

Embossed Metal Valentine's Day Card

Embossed Metal Valentine’s Day Card

I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rubber Stamping on Burlap

February 4, 2015 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

Today is my turn to post on the collective project- Cre8iveKlatch. I made a tag using burlap, and decided to experiment with some more ideas using that material. I really like the texture and look of it. Of course, the first thing I wanted to do was stamp on it! I used Golden’s Gel Medium/Molding Paste mixture and coated the burlap first. I experimented stamping with ink, but finally decided that stamping with paint was the way to go. Here’s the video of my experiment- Enjoy!

Rubber Stamping on Burlap

Rubber Stamping on Burlap