How to alter chipboard with embossing powder.

I don’t think it is too late to get on the Tim Holtz band wagon and begin making tags.  I’ve never made these.  So it is time to venture into the unknown.  Below is a photo of Tim’s January 2013 tag and the one I created for my granddaughter.  Similar but not quite.

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

Tim Holtz January 2013 tag

I will be using three gears from the Maya Road chipboard collection and one bracket from some other chipboard elements I have found in my stash.  The Maya Road pieces were bought from a yard sale a couple years ago.  Time to get them used!

 

Maya Road chipboard pieces

Maya Road chipboard pieces

The embossing powders I will be using are:

  • Ranger Super Fine Detail Black
  • Ranger Super Find Detail Gold
  • Ochre Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
  • Turquoise Tapestry by Personal Stamp Exchange (no longer available)
Embossing powders

Embossing powders

One at a time, coat one side of the chipboard pieces in embossing ink.  I am using Rubber Stampede tinted embossing ink for this step.  Get the chipboard piece coated well with the ink.

Ink the chipboard

Ink the chipboard

Do all of your pieces with the black embossing powder first.  Dip and heat them.

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Dip, or sprinkle, the inked chipboard with embossing powder

Heat until shiny

Heat until shiny

Moving on to the next color of embossing powder.  Press the chipboard into the embossing ink anywhere  you want the newest addition of powder to be applied.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the second color and heat set.

A bit here on this one

A bit here on this one

A bit there on that one

A bit there on that one

When you are satisfied with the color disbursement you can move on to the next color.  You will follow the same steps.  Dip the chipboard piece in the embossing ink where you like.  Sprinkle or dip the piece in the powder.  Then heat set the pieces.

 

Apply the third color

Apply the third color

Heat set

Heat set

The last application will be the gold embossing powder.  This time you will nearly cover the entire surface with the gold embossing powder.

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

Nearly cover the entire surface with embossing powder

When you are finished you will have a metallic like look to your chipboard pieces.  Some of the yellow will peek out, the turquoise will come through, the black will be seen, and the gold will kick it off nicely.

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Heat embossed chipboard gears

Hope you found this helpful.  Now go on and “Show someone how special they are”.  Thought I should be using my tag line a bit more.

Leslie