Friday, December 9, 2016

Coloring Your Embossing Folder Cards

After you've embossed a piece of card stock, there are so many ways to color in the embossing.
I chose to use several different mediums on my card today.

I started off embossing a white piece of 80 lb card stock with the Darice Greens Sprigs and Berries Embossing Folder from Dies R Us.

When I look for embossing folders that I know I want to color with gilding wax, I look for ones that have a lot of close detail so when rubbing on the gilding wax, I won't be leaving smudges between the embossed areas.  In this case, the pine branches and pine cones were very easy to apply gilding wax to.  However, the lighter green leafy branches are more spread apart, so those were a bit tricky. 

After applying the gilding wax to the leafy branches, I covered the smudges with a white gel pen.  Then I applied a coat of Deco Art Gold Glitz Glamour Dust paint over the entire card panel.  This left a glittery shine to the everything on the card,  filled in the white spaces, and covered my smudges.

I used gilding wax on the pinecone embossed areas, the pine branches and the green leafy branches.  I then colored in the centers of the pine cones with a matte gel pen, used an enamel gel pen on the tiny berries on the branches, and used a metallic gel pen on the bigger berries.  After the bigger berries were dried, I used a white gel pen to fill in the centers.  This was all done before painting on the gold glitter paint.

After the gold glitter paint dried, I didn't want the green pine branches or larger berries to have the gold glitter on them, so I went over both with metallic gel pens.

Here is another card I colored in, but this time I embossed a piece of silver foil card stock.  I used some Sakura Souffle gel pens to color it in.

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  1. Ann both of these cards are stunning! I'm amazed at how well the coloring turned out on the silver embossed card. The pens covered really well. I don't even know if I would have attempted this but you've shown me to at least give it a try. Thanks for always inspiring!!

  2. Your coloring skills are amazing, Ann, and you constantly utilize new mediums in the most innovative manners! Lovely greenery scene. When you paint on the Art Deco Glamour Dust, does it take away from the shimmer of the gilding wax? Beautiful cards, my friend! Hugs, de

  3. Just Gorgeous Ann, Love the colors you used on this, love the effect you got using these products!!