Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I’m so pleased to welcome back special guest Vicky Papaioannou to our blog as a guest today for another Art Journaling installment that just blows me away! Wow! The sentiment was compiled with some thickers from Vicky’s stash, the gorgeous background was made of Tim Holtz Distress Paint, and the cityscape is compiled by the Urban Scribble set by Stampendous! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!
Faux letterpress is a fantastic way to highlight stamped or colored images, as the texture from the letterpress adds relief to the design, helping push the images to the forefront. For this technique, you’ll need to have an embossing mat for your die cutting machine. Depending on the machine you use, you may need to experiment with your sandwich before trying it on your project. I personally use the Big Shot machine, so for my sandwich I used the Sizzix Texturz rubber silicone mat and impressions plate. I placed my platform on tab 1 and laid down the sandwich as follows: Texturz impression plate, rubber silicone mat, paper, die, clear cutting plate. I’ll show you all the steps for this in my video below.
All of the coloring on this card was done with just a handful of Copic markers; I have them listed out for you below as reference:
holly leaves: YG61, YG63, YG95, YG99
berries: R46, R59
branches: E35, E47
I hope you’ll check out the video to see how I created this card from start to finish! And I hope it inspires you to try the faux letterpress technique with your stamps and dies as well!
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