Friday, April 16, 2010

Dry Embossing and Sanding

One of the more popular cardstock products available today comes with a white core. That usually means the color was applied on top of the original paper. Many companies have used this paper making technique - it had been a sign of cheap paper. Now, with the popularity of embossing folders for dry embossing and sandpaper brought into the craft room, there are great reasons to choose this type of paper.

Or, you can make your own. I took white glossy cardstock and brayered rainbow dye ink over the top. Once the panel was dry, I ran it through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. While the panel was still in the folder, I sanded the color off the raised portions. Quick and easy - although a bit dusty. I will show a couple of other options in the coming days.

I am still recovering from foot surgery, so my creative time has been limited. I am hoping to be back in good form by sometime next week.


Julie said...

That technique turned out great! I love that you used just regular glossy white and colored it yourself. AWESOME!

Connie Lutz said...

Thanks, julie! It's super easy - sometimes we forget the simple older techniques as we learn the latest and greatest!

Nancy Y said...

you mean you've finally run out of the "other paper"? LOL But the brayered background is bright and fun!