January 31, 2012

"Scratch It" cards!

Hi, I am Carolyn from "Carolyn's Creative Corner" http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
I am honored to present today's project!
I bought this set of Etching papers several years ago.  I wasn't sure what I would do with them but they looked like fun!
I discovered that "Engraving Art" is not just for kids!  It is a recognized art form!
Mulit-colored paper is covered with a black coating that can be removed with sharp edges. Various tools are used to remove the coating to create pictures!

I began to develop an idea for using "Engraving Art" on my cards.
Using stamps, VersaMark "Watermark" and gold embossing powder,  I stamped an image on the black surface. 
Then heat embossed the gold powder to make it permanent.
Now, the fun begins.  Using the tools, I removed the black coating within the lines on the stamped image.  It is fun to see what colors are under the black coating!
Tip...the color goes all the way to the surface of the paper.  The lighter you scrape, the more intense the color.  The harder you scrape, the lighter the color!
The black coating will come off.  I put my image in plastic before attaching it to the card base.  This will prevent accidental removal of the black coating.
This is the card front in plastic before gluing to the card base.  This is a Martha Stewart stamp.  The printed paper is from DCWV "Trade Winds"
Completed card.
Another card using a Tim Holtz Stamp and DCWV paper "Garden Party". 
Tip...When using this technique, it is best to use stamps that have lots of open spaces.  Notice, it is difficult to see the image in this card.

I have one more project that I created using "Engraving Art".  Please come visit my blog to see another way of using embossing powder and "Engraving Art"
Carolyn's Creative Corner

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