Pam Hornschu here once again, with another exciting and simple tutorial for use with Dreamweaver Stencils…the Ink Transfer Technique. Think of this as using your stencils as if they were a stamp, only better.
•misting inks (I used Memories Mists Teal, available through Dreamweaver Stencils)
•rubbing alchohol in spray mist bottle
•embossing machine (my fave…Big Shot Pro) with base and two clear plates
•embossing mat (I used the heavier one available through Dreamweaver Stencils)
•heavy white smooth cardstock
Step 1: Place scrap paper on top of embossing machine base plate to protect from overspray. Place stencil with with etched item number face down. Carefully spray mist over stencil surface from about 6-8 inches away. (Option: spray stencil inside cardboard box before placing on base plate…spray can be messy!)
Step 2: Spritz back of cardstock panel with rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol before placing on top of inked stencil. (Note: the alcohol will help to break down the fibers for a better emboss without leaving waterspots like water would.)
Step 3: Place embossing mat and two clear plates on top in that order. The two plates on top will protect your stencil! Roll the stacked layers through your machine. Voila! The ink has now transferred to your panel along with embossing the design at the same time! Can’t get that with a stamp!
Step 4: Repeat process with second stencil design…misting….
…spritzing with alcohol, and placing on stencil…
…embossing pad, two clear plates…run through machine (Notice: because my cardstock strip was smaller than the stencil, ink also transferred to my embossing pad…just clean off with some rubbing alcohol or other stamp cleaner.)
Step 5: Arrange all elements onto your card as desired. You will notice, that like silk screening, each image will come out differently…more or less color and ink, larger spatter or fine mist…have fun and play with the technique. This technique is great to use when you already have ink on your stencil from “normal” stenciling and you don’t want to waste it. The process gives you the reverse of design, and provides you with a whole new perspective regarding your stencil purchases.
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