Tombow, 2 of 8: Elizabeth

Our emboss and watercolor technique continues today in the Studio.  

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In our previous post, you saw Jill's amazing cards embossed in white.  Today I am heat embossing black pigment ink with clear powder to prepare my image for watercoloring.

For this “happy hello” I have stamped Penny Black's Blooming Tags on an Inchie Art square in black pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Heat embossing creates wonderful little "fences" that help keep the color contained in small areas.  After trimming, the image was colored with Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens.  
Two types of coloring were used for this technique.  The first application of color was transferred from a plastic palette.  Puddles of ink were created by scribbling the Dual Brush Pens on an acrylic block and then the ink was transferred to the image with a damp paintbrush.  To add deeper highlights, the Dual Brush Pens were then used direct to paper.

Elevated layers were created with white cardstock embossed with Interlocking (Creative Dies - Penny Black) and strips of Summer Sun cardstock.  

Tombow’s Xtreme Permanent Adhesive and 3-D Foam Tabs were fantastic for adhering the elements together and creating the dimensional layers.

A sentiment (Nature’s Wishes by Penny Black) and antique button add fun accents to the design.

[Supplies: Tombow:  Dual Brush Pens - 025, 055, 098, 133, 195, 491, 606, 755, 757, 815, 909, 985, 990, Xtreme Permanent Adhesive, 3-D Foam Tabs; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Clear Embossing Powder; Inchie Arts: 3” Art Square; Penny Black: Blooming Tags 30-228, Nature's Wishes 30-109, Creative Die “Interlocking” 51-029, Summer Sun Cardstock 17-002]

We will see you tomorrow with a new segment for our 8-part Tombow series.