Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. Today, I'm sharing 2 fun techniques to add watercolor to your 3D embossed images!
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Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new embossing folder!
Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder
The stunning Rose Bellevue is renowned for its exquisite blends and contrasts of color. The Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder features a close-up view of this gorgeous flower.
Add strips of washi tape to a piece of thick white cardstock. Leave a little white gap between each strip to give the look of chipped paint. Place the cardstock inside the embossing folder, run it through an embossing/die-cut machine, and watch the magic unravel!
I have made 2 fabulous cards using the fun Rose Bellevue 3D Embossing Folder!
Are You READY to Add a WOW Factor to Your 3D Embossing Folders?
Today's cards were inspired by this card that I made HERE. I had many questions asking how it was created, and I thought a video would be the easiest way to share the process. You can see that below.
Card Idea # 1 – Before Embossing
For my first design, I decided to lay down color onto some Watercolor Paper before embossing with the Rose Bellevue 3D Folder. I used the Artists' Watercolor Pan Set and a wet-on-wet technique, which allowed the colors to blend together as they dried.
Then, I added a simple sentiment using the Fancy Enjoy Die.
PRO TIP: If your embossed edges lose definition after adding water, simply wait for the panel to completely dry and re-emboss it with the 3D embossing folder.
Card Idea # 2 – After Embossing
For my second design, I actually embossed the image first! This time I used the Artists' Gouache paints to add color and shading. The almost ‘chalky' look of these water-based paints gives such a unique finish to the design.
I wanted the rose to be the star of the show, so I kept the sentiment simple yet again and used the One-Go Birthday Greetings Bundle.
And heat embossed this on some Jet Black Cardstock.
You can see my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.