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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Techniuue Tuesday

Dry De-bossing Techniques
  • Light table (or window)

  • Brass template

  • Stylus tool

  • Wax paper

  • Cardstock

  • Background stamp

  • Brayer (optional)

  • Dye Ink (darker than your cardstock color)


Step 1

Start by rubbing wax paper over your cardstock. This step makes the stylus tool glide easier over the paper.

Step 2

Turn your light table on and place the brass template on the surface of the table.

Lay your cardstock over the template and start tracing the open areas of your template with your stylus.

Hint: if you don't have a light table, tape your template to a window and hold your cardstock over the template

Step 3

Add more images as desired

Step 4

Ink up your background stamp. I always use the brayer to help me get an even coverage.

Step 5

With the raised images facing down, stamp the background stamp over it. The ink won't stay on your debossed image, leaving it the same color as the cardstock.

Step 6

Finish your project.

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