Have you ever started a project and found that you didn't have the right color product for your project? Yes, it happens to me all the time. Not so hard to fix with paints, but what if what you need is embossing powder in a different color....hmmmm. You can fix that too!!
For this layout, I wanted to emboss the edges of all of the layers under my pic, as well as the chippy. But the closest color I had was just too dark. I've embossed colors on top of each other before, and that's pretty cool, but not the effect I wanted. So, I decided to try mixing my embossing powders, and see what would happen. Here's my test strip.......
I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders here, but I'm sure it would work for other brands. All I did was take a small cup, and mix the two colors together, and then proceed normally. Tip: go easy on the darkest colors, because, they can overpower the lighter ones. You might want to do a test piece, before adding to your project.
I ran my embossing ink around the edges of the mats, and then sprinkled on my mix of embossing powder. I did use my finger to rub some of the excess away, but made sure to leave random bits, for that grungy look. Along with distressing and stamping, I added embossing powder on the chippy in random spots.
Lately, I've been using paper sentiments for my titles....just another case of 'can't come up with a decent title to save my life!' I also added a bit of Crackle medium on the title paper, but you can barely seen the color of ink through the shine.
Lots of layering of papers, and miscellaneous bits under my flower.
The focal flower is handmade from bits of lace, muslin, parts of an old flower, doilies and fun fur.
Have fun mixing new colors with your embossing powders.....I'm sure you can come up with the perfect color for your next project!!
Papers: Kaisercraft - Art of Life Collection
Stickers: Kaisercraft - Art of Life Collection
Distress Ink: Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo
Inks: Tsukineko Versafine - Onyx Black & Vintage Sepia
Stamps: Prima - 960810 and Kaisercraft: Script
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Molding Paste: Golden
Embossing Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Byzantine Bronze & Midnight Bronze Obsidian
Crackle Accents: Ranger
Various embellies: stash