Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Creating vintage style DIY background papers...

I was having a bit of a tidy up and came across lots of different coloured embossing powders I have never used. I picked a pink embossing powder and gave myself the challenge of using it. Yep, I did say pink. And pale pink at that.

I stamped the lovely Stampin Up flourish with Versamark and heat embossed it with the pink embossing powder to provide a resist for the ink. I also stamped up a script stamp in white embossing powder, I thought all over pink might be a bit too much. Then I sponged distress inks in Walnut Stain,  Vintage Photo and Black Soot all over the stamped image with a little Lindy's Starburst spray in Screamin' Banshee Black.

Vintage DIY background paper 2

I think one of the reasons I don't do heat embossing that often is because most of my embossing powders were buried at the back of a wardrobe, so I dug them out and found shallow tray to put them in. I've turned them upside down so that I can clearly see the colours. I know I have others scattered around so I will add them in, and now I can see them more easily hopefully I will use them more.

I can't believe I have so many lovely colours that have never been used...

  Embossing powders

All of the distress inks have blended to provide a lovely vintage background.

  Vintage DIY background 3

It definitely pays to have a sort out now and again! See you soon x


Juls said...

Wow!!!! Utterly gorgeous!! Xx

Susan said...

Beautiful background. I can't believe I've never thought to turn the pots of powder upside down, I put little labels on the lids so I knew which was which and it would have been so much quicker to just turn the pot over!

Claudia said...

Hi Sarita, that looks so great. Love your techniques and your style! Hope I can try this soon also. Wonderful effect!
Hugs Claudia

Sandy Waters said...

Pretty! Now I'm inspired to use light pink.