I’ve been hearing about embossing paste, so I decided to check into it. It’s exactly that – paste that you smear through a stencil (or just on a project) to give it dimension and texture. So now there’s heat embossing, dry embossing (with a stylus and stencil, or an embossing machine – like a Big Shot or Texture Boutique) and embossing paste.
The more I read, the more it sounded like something Mike would have in the tool room. And, yep – spackle worked great.
I used the stars from the Hearts & Stars decorative masks. I simply laid the mask over Whisper White card stock and used a hotel key (the plastic “credit card” kind) to spread the spackle over the mask. You can’t really tell, but I also added a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the spackle while it was wet. And then I let it dry overnight. This was the hardest part of the project, because patience isn’t always my thing.
I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Good Greetings (the hostess set you could earn in October) with silver Encore ink on a window sheet banner, then embossed with silver powder. Be careful not to overheat and warp the window sheet!
Obviously, I left my spackle white, but I have colored it. I didn’t want to use ink refill and water it down, so I used a craft knife to cut some of my retired Stampin’ Pastels into it. (A moment of silence, please. I miss my chalk. And the watercolor pencils, although I know I’m in the minority on the pencils.)
I love experimenting and playing with household “stuff!” When/if Stampin’ Up! offers embossing paste, I’ll probably buy it, but in the meantime, spackle works wonderfully for me!
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