Thursday, June 15, 2006

Book of Dreams: Wk 8 {Part 2}


I'm really loading you up this week. I want to spread the inspiration, give you lots of ideas to work with:) Today I had fun with embossing and watercolors. For more of a kind-of batik look use white embossing powder. First stamp both pages using light (I used pale blue) pigment ink. Sprinkle with embossing power (I used silver) and emboss. Place paper towels behind each page to absorb moisture. Brush a thin coat of plain water across each page. Paint with watercolors. Allow pages to dry.
Place copy paper over pages. Iron over copy paper on medium heat until embossed images show on copy paper (they will look like shiny blobs). Remove paper. Continue to embellish pages to your hearts content!

4 comments:

Lilli said...

Oh wow, what a cool technique! So much opportunity for variation. Thanks :)

Christi Snow said...

Kari, WOW! Your latest pages are incredible. love, love, LOVE it!!

PJ said...

Gosh, I've been a way for a little and missed a whole lot! I'm so sorry to hear about your accident I'm so glad you and your kids were ok..
the new stuff you are sharing is just wonderful concerning the BOD!

Jennifer (she said) said...

thank you for sharing your process/how to with us. i can't remember where i saw my first altered book but i knew it was an art form i wanted to embrace for myself. i have purchased books on altered books and know that i will begin to work on my own soon...stepping into your blog seems like a good way to take some baby steps and to become more comfortable.thank you.