Dry Embossing with Stencils

Hello there! It's Cha here. This week I'm going to show you a technique called 'Dry embossing' that I watched on Hero Arts YouTube Channel. For this creations, I used my Sizzix machine.



Last month, I received My Monthly Hero May 17 kit that was called an 'underwater adventure'. In this kit, there was a stencil that I couldn't use when I created my cards with the kit. So, I was experimenting with it and at the end, this was the result! 

So, I decided to use the tab 2 from the Sizzix platform for thinlits dies and added one of the cutting pads. Then, I put a sheet of basic felt that covered the whole stencil. Later, I added a piece of paper, the stencil and at last, I put the another cutting pad. 

1. Cutting pad one - 2. Felt - 3. Paper - 4. Stencil - 5. Cutting pad two

As a result, we have one stencil that we can use as a stencil itself but also, we can emboss it! Just you need a cutting machine!. You have to believe me when I say that this really works beautifully. 🌝


I decided to use the same Hero Arts ink cubes (aqua, amatheist, and deep ocean) that came with the May 17 kit. First, I used tone-on-tone background. So, I blended the ink on the paper with an ink blending tool in the first place.


And secondly, and with the same color, I used the ink pad directly on the embossed area to give a highlighting to the paper.


Look how beautiful it is creating these panels with other colors too! If you can see on the right of the following photo, I first blended the background mixing the three colors (amatheist, deep ocean, and aqua) and then, I colored the embossed area with Hero Hues Unicorn ink pad directly on the embossed area again.


Finally, I mounted my cards in a very simple way using the stamp from the same set and colored with alcohol markers (mine are Promarkers by Winsor&Newton)


YouTube Video



And that's all! I hope you like this post.