Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Emboss it

Over at the Eclectic Paperie the challenge is Embossing. I decided to take advantage of the challenge and get a bit more caught up in my art journal.

I used gesso, and Dylusions Ink Sprays for my background. I was going for a more muted color. I then applied some Embossing Paste through a stencil I made.

Next I cut up some Tim Holtz Kraft Resist paper and applied some more embossing paste through some Tim Holtz stencils. I inked up the edges so that they popped off the page a bit more.

The card on this page is a card that my sweet Mother-in-law made me. It even has embossed cardstock on it!

I stamped a few butterflies with the Tim Holtz Papillon Stamp set. I used some embossing powder and then applied some Distress Stickles Dry glitter over them. The layout for this journal spread came from a Page Maps Sketch that the All Things Tim Yahoo Group is using for the August Sketch Challenge.

As always thank so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the Embossing Challenge for more inspiration.


  1. Looks great, Stacy! What a smart way to combine the sketch and embossing challenges. Love that texture!

  2. Wonderful! I love how you combined art journaling with photos. And love the embossing - adds such wonderful texture. Thanks so much for playing along in our August ePlay Embossing Challenge.

  3. What lovely pages in your journal Stacy! the embossing paste backgrounds add such nice texture for your photos! Thanks for joining us in the ePlay embossing challenge!

  4. Nice job Stacy! Love all the texture! You always do great work.

  5. How COOL is that that you made your own FAB stencil! LOVE all of the embossing with you photos! THX for playing with us at the ePlay Embossing Challenge!