Scrapbook How-To: Emboss a Background Using Wire

The wire on this layout plays a double role. You’ll find it front-and-center as well as behind the scenes, where it helped to create a dynamic dry-embossed background. Create perfect circles for your embossing like Stacy Michaud did on her Home Grown Girl layout, by wrapping the wire around a cylindrical object (try a narrow drinking glass or a paper towel tube), then twisting the ends together to secure.

Home Grown Girl by Stacy Michaud from Mixed Media, Vol. 1

Home Grown Girl by Stacy Michaud from Mixed Media, Vol. 1


Create the look:

Step 1: Form circles using thin jewelry wire. Arrange circles under cardstock.

Step 1: Form circles using thin jewelry wire. Arrange circles under cardstock.

Step 2: Rub embossing stylus firmly over circles to create raised design.

Step 2: Rub embossing stylus firmly over circles to create raised design.

Step 3: Swipe embossing ink over raised circles to bring out design; let dry. Sponge, or rub, colored ink over circles to create resist effect.

Step 3: Swipe embossing ink over raised circles to bring out design; let dry. Sponge, or rub, colored ink over circles to create resist effect.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to Scrapbook How-To: Emboss a Background Using Wire

  1. Tinashe says:

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  2. Bonnie says:

    I LOVE this idea. Just a word of caution, though. If you plan to use the wire for any other purpose (ie: jewelry making), handling the wire in this way will harden your wire and it may not behave as you had planned when you go to use it for another project. I’d suggest using dedicated wire for this and only this.

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