Copper Leaves

Copper Leaves

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I love how copper and black look on kraft card stock.

To create my leaves, I used gel medium and copper embossing powder.  I applied the gel medium to my panel with a palette knife through a stencil, and while the gel medium was still wet, I sprinkled on the copper embossing powder.  After the gel medium had dried, I heat set the powder with a heat tool.  Love, love, love the results!!

The vine stencil (5×6) was from Stencil RevolutionCopper embossing powder is from Hero Arts.  The stamp is from the “Frame and Flowers 2” set by Gina K Designs as is the lighter Kraft card stock.  The black and kraft card base is by Recollections.  I stamped the greeting with versafine onyx black ink.

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7 thoughts on “Copper Leaves

  1. This is wonderful! You really get so much dimension in those leaves with the layer of gel medium + embossing powder. I also think this is a cool stencil! I really just have a basic set of stencils and need to get out more and try some of these ones with image shapes instead of just patterns. Really great card!

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    • Thanks for stopping by my site.

      Technically, a hair dryer cannot be used to heat emboss. A hair dryer has a more forceful “blower” that will blow embossing powder off the project before it melts, and a hair dryer also does not get as hot as a heat tool designed for heat embossing. Having said that, I wonder if embossing powder on gel medium behaves differently than on pigment ink or versamark ink (which is how one normally embosses). I’m guessing it would blow around less, but I’m still not sure the hair dryer would get hot enough; I’ve not tried it. I purchased several Darice heat tools (for a class I teach) at Joann’s (with coupons) for around $8 each. (I’m seeing a Nicole heat tool on amazon for around $15 as well.) If you like the look you achieve with heat embossing, it might be a good investment as you will probably get better results with less frustration. (I use mine a lot!) Just a thought. If you end up trying the hair dryer, I’d love to hear how it works out.

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