Friday 16 May 2014

Practising Gratitude day 11: Be a blessing

For 21 days in May I am running an art challenge blog called The Art of Practising Gratitude.  Today's post is here.  On my blog I am showing what I did in response to the blog post.

Today's art challenge is to dry emboss without using a die cutting machine like a Big Shot or a Cuttlebug.  I used a piece of ordinary copy paper and sprayed some water on it.  I used a brayer rather than a rolling pin to apply pressure to the embossing folder.

This was the result.

I tried it again without wetting the paper and as you can see with the lower image it wasn't as good an emboss.  I used the Distress Inks to colour the paper.

I cut my image down and stuck it into my book.

I used the bit I had cut off to decorate the other page.  I stamped the words and glued the Bible verse onto the page.

I wrote my journaling around the one page.  It looks very pale so I may come back to colour it later.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That's a very pretty embossing folder Bernice, I've not seen that one.

    1. I bought it in JoAnns I think. I bought 5 because they were on an offer for $10 for 5!

  2. I like this technique and the pages....thanks, Bernice.


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