Hey there, We R fans! Aly Dosdall here today to share some tips and tricks for using our Embossing Strips with the Evolution Advanced on your paper craft projects. I love the texture and depth that dry embossing adds to projects–it looks so cool! But, did you know you can do a few simple things to add a little something special when embossing? Here are three easy ways to spice up your dry embossed projects.
Pure White Texture
Dry embossing looks really cool on smooth white cardstock. It adds that extra texture, but has a really clean neat look. To add even more interest and texture to my white embossed sentiment strip I added some matching white enamel shapes.
Ink It Up
Create your own letterpress look by adding ink to the inside front of the Embossing Strip before embossing the paper. You can use an ink brayer to distribute the ink evenly, and then the paper comes out with ink on the debossed parts of the design. Pretty cool!
Sand For A Distressed Look
If you emboss your design onto white core paper, you can use a fine grain sandpaper (or even a nail buffing block) to lightly rub the raised design and expose the white core of the paper. This looks really cool with vivid colors so the white contrasts nicely against the color of the paper.
I hope these ideas have inspired you. Give them a try on your next dry embossing project. And be sure to join us tomorrow for more Evolution Advanced dry embossing inspiration!