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.

​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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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