rehab for the boston ferns which i've managed to scorch! my goal is to see some substantial improvements by july 20th so i don't have to go buy new ones!
here are the befores...i'll show you the afters [if] when they make it!
Monday, June 25
aside from the fact that the store is wall to wall covered in the prettiest papers there was something on the "crafty side" that caught my eye. a brown card with a raised gold scroll. i asked the woman where to find these in the store. she said they are made....how of course i asked. to which i was surprised to find out was embossing.
so of course, i am now an embosser and for carrie's birthday from wilson she is too! below is a little sample of what you do and how to do it. there are how to video's too on paper-source's website as well.
what you need:
pigment ink pads (pigment is important as they are slow drying)
rubber stamps mounted
embossing heat gun
what to do:
1. stamp item (fabric, wood, paper)
2. cover in embossing powder & shake off
3. heat until embossing powder melted
see photos that really show just how easy this is!
|stamp your item|
|shake embossing powder over the item|
|note the sandy look on the non-heated items|
|heat (read the instructions in the gun carefully!)|