Monday, March 16, 2009

Sanded Texturz Technique

I wanted to share a card I made using the Texturz embossing plate on Designer Series paper and then using the sanding block to bring out the embossed images. This is the technique I got to demonstrate at the last Spaghetti Factory Meeting. Here it is:I like the vintage effect that this technique brings to the paper by giving it that aged look. Here's what you do:
1. Run a piece of designer series paper through the big shot with your desired Texturz embossing plate. Important note: Make sure that the paper design you want is face down on the embossing plate.
2. Remove the DSP from the embossing plate and place it face up on your work surface area.
3. When using the sanding block, keep in mind that the paper dust you remove will scatter on your work surface, so it's a good idea to use the grid paper or placemat to cover and protect your work area. Now, take the sanding block and sand your embossed DSP. You'll slowly see the embossed images appear as you sand.

TIP: This sanding technique works best with Designer Series Paper, or any printed paper that has a white core in the center. It will not show up on cardstock, since the cardstock paper is died all the way through with color.

Try this out and have fun experimenting on the embosslit dies too! Have a great day!