Sunday, March 28, 2010
You Make Life Bearable...and a small tutorial
Now for the brads...I can't believe I keep forgetting this technique! It's really easy and if you don't have the right color brad, you can color one. This card I used some brown distress embossing powder and it gave a neat look.
TIP: use a wire snips or similar tool to cut the ends off of a brad that too long. The ones I used on this card and tutorial are a box I got at an office supply store for CHEAP! But the ends are to long for the edges of cards so they need trimming.
What you need are something to hold it (I used a hemostat, you could use a pliers or needlenose), embossing pad, piece of styrofoam, brad you want to change color of and some embossing powder the color you want (or use pigment ink the color you want and clear embossing pad, the color won't be quite an intense though) and a heat gun. I don't know about you but I have tons of colored EP and never use it like I should.
I dipped it on a Versamark pad and then right into the embossing powder (I used weathered wood for this series). Then I heated it. I repeated this 2 times.