Shine On

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When I was watching a demonstrator on the telly they were using a paste like product to smear over an embossed shiny paper. I thought I would try dry embossing my silver sticker maker paper then add color burst and use clear gesso to activate it to see if I could get a similar look. The gesso instantly mixed with the color burst and spread very easily leaving more product in the nooks and cranny’s. I was worried the gesso would not dry completely or if it did it would not be color fast on the shiny paper. So while colored gesso was still wet, I heat set clear embossing powder. Result: even more shine. While layering my Silhouette cut greenery, glitter filled sentiment “You” and butterfly they seemed to get their layers mixed in. I left them that way and glued in place. Added the Beautiful that had been stamped on tissue paper in black then glued on and the punch cut heart with stamped “are”. Used the leftover of the heart to make the hole punch reinforcement at the top. Before adding the embellishments I used the sticky side of the silver paper to adhere the front to a tag in white cs.

Now the back of the sticker paper is dry embossed and has the remains of a messy gesso session showing off. Plus the white protector sheet I used when adding color burst and gesso to silver front got the credit card swiped across in an effort to clear off the cc. Both of these, and the remains of the trimmed down tag, are going to make some interesting additions to future projects.

14 thoughts on “Shine On”

  1. As always you’ve come up with something amazing by thinking out of the box. Like Lisa and Johanna, I’m anxious to see what you create with the left overs.

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      1. It’s on my list. We are on total shut down yet so I’ll check out Amazon. Everything is so delayed with deliveries too. My goal is to get back into my stamp space. I did order your paper recommendations and the text vellum. Getting motivated by seeing your cards.

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