Friday, August 28, 2009

Faux Embossed Aluminum & Alcohol Ink - Alternate Technique #3

I am so excited about this final alternative to the punchie/foil/AI technique.... I think most everyone will be able to use this technique AND it opens up a world of possibilities!

What do I mean about a world of possibilities ~ well, instead of punchies, die-cuts or embossing it uses STAMPS and embossing powder for the image!!! Just think of the stamps in your collection ~ each and every one of them can become an embossed, alcohol inked image!!!

Foil, Embossing & Alcohol Ink

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Foil Tape (HVAC Tape)

Alcohol Ink

Ink Applicator & Felts


Embossing Powder

Embossing Ink

Rubber Stamps

Sand paper


1. Stamp desired image using embossing ink onto cardstock or tag.

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2. Sprinkle with embossing powder.

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3. Heat to melt embossing powders.

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4. Cover embossed image with the foil tape.

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5. Burnish the image with your finger, bone folder or the back of a spoon.

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6. Apply desired colors of alcohol ink -

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7. Sand ~

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And you're good to go!!!

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Take a look at these other examples ~

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Isn't that great?

Now you can create virtually any design without punchies, die-cuts or other special supplies!

Hope you give it a try :)

Have a great weekend everyone!!!


  1. I LOVE this one! They have all been enlightening, but I hand-carve stamps and I'm excited to try this one out. Thanks! :-)

  2. Wow - this is fabulous! I've have the metal time - been wanting to do something with it for a while - I never imaged that I could emboss underneath it - thanks for sharing this inspiration!

  3. I love metal work...or should I say LOOK... this is a fab idea!! Thank you!

  4. Wow that is so cool! Now I'll grab one of those rolls of metal tape next time I see it! Don't know why I didn't think to use it for scrapbooking myself!


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