Monday, February 10, 2014

Tutorial: Adding Color on Heat Embossed Images

Today we are sharing a tutorial from Jennifer Ingle on how to add color to heat embossed images.   Here is her fabulous card... 


For this card, Jennifer used the Sheena Douglass Falling Feathers stamp set and the Friends and Family Everyday Sentimentals set for the sentiment.  

Step 1

To begin, she stamped and embossed both the sentiment and the two feathers with white pigment ink and then used white embossing powder to heat set the images.   

Step 2

Using the lightest Spectrum Noir marker color from her color scheme first, she added color to the white embossed feathers.  Jennifer had already added a pale pink to the top of one feather and added the pale green tone to the second.  She colored both feathers at the same time, going back and forth, as the feathers overlapped a bit to be sure to include both color sets.

Step 3

Jennifer used three tones for each feather using her Spectrum Noir Makers ~ IG1, IG2, IG4, GB8, EB3, EB4, FS1, FS4, FS9, DR6, DR4, DR2.  With the darkest, she only did the fluffy feather parts, but pulled that color up through the center of each feather to give some center definition and focus the color down the middle.  

After that, she trimmed the black cardstock to size and then completed the card!  This is really a rather simple way to achieve a really beautiful look!


We hope this will give this little technique a try!  Make sure you keep checking here on our blog, visit our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter for more sneak peeks, inspirations, and news!

1 comment:

Papercrafting Princess said...

Awesome technique! Can't wait to try it.