Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Challenge this week features distress embossing powders. Linda suggested that people either love 'em or hate 'em. I'd say I'm in a love/hate relationship with them - like I am with most embossing (LOL!). I love it when it works but get frustrated when it doesn't. I've done enough embossing to know that its success is affected by humdity, ink type, paper type, and all kinds of other things. I decided to try embossing on plaster, and I love the effect, but find it sort of fragile. Most of the distress powders wiped offed, even after being heat set and cooling. I was able to get this part of the image to stay intact, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up. Oh well, in the meantime, I love it. I guess I'll think of it like a sandsculpture, something you can only enjoy until the elements wash it away. How do you feel about embossing in general? How about distress embossing? Got any great embossing tips to pass along?