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Thursday, February 15, 2018

{Spotlight Project} Cornelia Puts the Spotlight on Emboss Resist and Brushos

Hi, Cornelia here today, using emboss resist as my technique. It is super simple and I always love the effect you get with Brushos or similar pigment powders.

 I made two different cards, using two different blues shade for card #1 and only the color named gamboge for card #2. If you wondering about that color name  - I googled it for you:

Gamboge is a partially transparent deep saffron to mustard yellow pigment. It is used to dye Buddhist monks' robes because the color is a deep tone of saffron, the traditional color used for the robes of Theravada Buddhist monks.

My stamp supplies:


Lets get started:
I stamped with Versafine onto water color paper.

Generously wet the paper with lots of water.

Sprinkled Brushos. Looks cool, but unfortunately does not stay this way.

Sprinkled more Brushos and spritzed a bit more water.

Moved the color around a bit, where there wasn't any.

Let it dry and wiped of excess color from the embossed areas.

Here is card #2 after the Brusho color dried. I trimmed the water color panels and added the sentiments. On foam tape for card #1 and just stamped it for card #2. The latter card also got some matching paper and sequins.

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  1. Both of these are wonderful! Must give this technique a try with the Brushos - it looks sooooo cool! xxx

  2. Thank you for the information on Gamboge and what fabulous inspiration and fun technique....Thank you x

  3. Gorgeous emboss resist cards, Cornelia. I loved your Brushos backgrounds. So you just stamped with Versamark and did Not add clear EB powder and heat set? I have never tried EB resist with just Versamark. TFS your CAS beauties. Hugs..


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