Saturday, May 1, 2010

Distressed Glossy Stamping

A couple of weeks ago I shared a technique I made up in order to help cover my messy stamping habits - Distressed Glue Technique.

Well, I kept experimenting and I now have a follow up technique to the original -

Distressed Glossy Stamping

This is a fun and quick alternative to clear embossing powder resist. Instead of stamping and embossing I simply used Glossy Accents to stamp the image and it worked perfectly!!

Check it out....


Glossy Accents


Distress Ink

Ink Blending Tool & Foam

Cardstock (tag, chipboard, etc.)

Rubber Stamp Cleaner


1. Squirt a small pool of Glossy Accents on your Non-Stick Craft Mat. A little will go a long ways ~ a quarter sized pool will stamp many images.

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2. Spread the Glossy Accents out into a thin layer.

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3. Pounce your stamp in the Glossy Accents. Stamp off excess Glossy Accents on a seperate area of your Craft Mat.

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4. Stamp image on your paper. Let the image(s) dry. Since this is such a thin layer of Glossy Accents it will dry very quickly. NOTE: Immediately after you are done stamping, wash the remaining Glossy Accents off your stamp.

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5. Apply desired color(s) of Distress Ink to your cardstock using the Ink Blending Tool & Foam.

I used a variety of colors on this example just to show you how well the images showed up when paired with light and dark colors.

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The second example was created using the same technique paired with acrylic stamps....

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So there you go...

a great alternative to clear heat embossing resist

that is much quicker and very easy

with a minimal amount of supplies!


  1. Wow! OK, I love this as I never have much luck with heat embossing. This is perfect for me. Thanks.

  2. I love it! I've done it with gel medium, too.

  3. Wow, this is cool!!! Simply love it. Will definitely try it out soon! Happy NSD to ya, Roni!

  4. Wow - what a discovery - pure genius. You are so very daring - I would have been scared stiff to try this out even if I had thought of it! But you bet your sweet biffy that I will now!

  5. AWESOME! AWESOME! Roni you are a genius. Your experiments are our gain!

    Elaine Allen

  6. This is are just so creative and wonderful. I truly enjoy seeing what you create,such a pleasure.

  7. OMG - love this Roni! This is definitely one I can try - always have Glossy Accents!

  8. THIS is AWESOME!!!!!! Having to drag out the iron SUX!!! LOL SO... I'll have to give this a try and WAHOO YOU for sharing!!!!


  9. So great of you to share your secrets. Thanks.

  10. Wow This is so cool. I cant wait to try it!!

  11. I wanted to let you see how it can turn out on a metal tin. Lovin it!
    Will probably play around with it more...

  12. Thank you very much for sharing your new idea with us! What a great time saving idea - I am going to try that out today!

  13. I never thought of doing this, and I love the resist technique result, but this is so much easier-thank you!!!

  14. I love this idea! You've got my mind spinning with the possibilities!

  15. this is the bomb girl. love it.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!