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How To Get A Faux-Print Look With Paint And Embossing Powder

Posted by Kim Dellow

Looking for a simple way to get a print-look picture to put up on your wall? Then try out this easy resist technique.

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Hi, it’s Kim Dellow here and I am a little obsessed with printing techniques at the moment! Well perhaps more accurately in faux-printing techniques and getting that unique print look for my work. So I have been playing around with lots of different methods and materials and today I thought I would share with you a great resist technique that only needs some paint and embossing powder to get the look.

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​Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Deep Waters
  • Prima Marketing Art Alchemy-Acrylic Paint-Metallique Pink Blush
  • WOW! Embossing Powder - Clear Gloss
  • VersaMark Watermark Inkpad
  • Foam Sheets 11"X17" 12/Pkg-Bright Colors
  • Ranger Collage Glue Stick
  • Acrylic Block Set 5/Pkg
  • Pigma Micron Pen 05 .45mm- Black
  • Strathmore Mixed-Media Visual Journals - 9" x 12"
  • Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Set
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Heat tool
  • Scissors
  • Palette knives

Let’s Make A Faux-Print!

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Die cut some flower shapes from a piece of fun foam and use a glue stick to temporarily stick it to an acrylic block. Ink it up with VersaMark and stamp it onto a clean page in your Strathmore journal. Add clear embossing powder, tap off excess and heat set. Repeat for two more flowers.

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Use scissors to cut a leaf and a stalk for the flowers from the craft foam and again stamp and heat emboss each one.

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Use a palette knife to add the paint thinly over the top of the embossed flowers. If you use a palette knife for each paint color it means you do not have to clean the knife between applications.

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Keep adding paint until the flowers are covered. To give the piece more of that faux-print look keep a clean border around the edges of the page.

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Let the paint completely dry then add a sentiment or your signature just under the painted panel to add to the faux-print look. Now frame it and hang it on a wall!

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Really easy but quite effective and it is amazing how much texture you can get just from some heat embossing and metallic finish paints!

Have fun playing.

Kim Dellow