AECP: Will It Emboss?
AECP: Will It Emboss?
I wonder…. will it…?
Ever hold a craft supply in your hand wondering if it will take on a certain technique or medium? That’s how I come up with all of my crazy, innovative ideas! I have an idea in my mind, or I pick up an item or two and I wonder “Will it do that?”. Do you do that too? Even though it might lead to failure, or a less-than-stellar outcome, more often than not, I end up with something pretty cool!
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Class #2: A Touch of Texture
The second class I picked out for my Level 3 training was A Touch of Texture. As you might guess, its lessons focus on adding texture and textural elements to your projects. If you feel like your designs are looking a little flat, this class will get you heading the right direction.
I started my project off with a “will it?” idea – will the Altenew wood sheets work with an embossing folder? If it’s yes, how well? Would I be happy with it? No use pondering too long – let’s just try it!
The Technique & Design
Yes! Wood sheets DO emboss! I really wanted the pattern to pop, so I added some shading with a graphite pencil and blending stump. I love the contrast of the cool white & subtle purple ink blending along with the geometric embossing paste dots – all against that warm, organic wood element with floral pattern.
I didn’t want to cover up an inch of the background, so I opted to do some stamp masking to make the Thank You sentiment from the Dearest Friend stamp set a stacked layout that would fit into a small diecut circle. I added some linen twine to bring in more organic textures and to tie together all the circles in the design.
This project gave me a great idea to start a new video series called “Will It?”. I’ll explore combining various techniques and mediums to see if they’ll work out!
3 projects left!
The countdown is on! Only three more projects to go. Stay tuned as I wrap up this journey over the next few week!
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