Monday, August 30, 2010

Grungeboard Series: Enamel & Stamping

These are the last techniques of the series. In tomorrow's video I will be putting together the cover and showing the completed mini.

First technique is the enamel. In the video you will see me rub the ink pad over only the embossed area. This is not actually correct. You can do it but to get the real enamel look just ink up the whole piece embossed parts and all. Then add embossing powder to piece and flick hard with your fingers. You will still see the embossed image but the embossing powder will be more messy and in other areas as well. this is what you want. Then heat emboss and add the dark brown ink. You will see that now you have a very rustic looking piece. Looks amazing in person. You can also do this on a tag with no dry embossing and it looks really cool an awesome background.

Next and last technique is stamping on grungeboard. Though this is one of the more simple and straight-forward techniques, it is also my favorite. I love how these mini backgrounds look. I thought it only appropriate to use the only Tim Holtz stamp set I own for this, Shabby French. I used distress inks in Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Crushed Olive and Wild Honey.

Thank you so much for joining me and don't forget to join me tomorrow to see what I do with all of these pieces!


  1. Hi Amy,
    Loving the series. :-)
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next.
    Inky Hugs,
    Michelle xx

  2. The enamel technique was definitely one of the more grungy looking ones I think...very cool!
    The stamping was has to be at the top of my list for favorites! So gorgeous and versatile! Thanks very much Amy!...Nancy :o)