Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spooky Spider Web

I don't think I can make a Halloween card without using the spider web embossing folder. So when my demonstrator friend Patrice Pierce showed a group of demonstrator friends this technique, I knew I had to do it immediately. Besides, it fits my inner child.

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits
Paper: Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Frightful Night Designer Series paper
Ink: Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Spider Web Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, White Crayon, Brayer, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

So cute! It looks as if I colored the web, but I didn't--not really. Here is how I did it:

First, put a piece of paper the size you want inside the embossing folder with the ridged side of the spiderweb underneath.

Take your crayon (after removing the wrapper), and rub it over the paper. This leaves a wax rubbing of the web.

Using your brayer (I have one just for black), ink up the paper. Repeat as much as needed to make it look dark.

Finally, use a cloth to wipe off the excess. (I used a napkin--we don't use paper towel in our house).


Pretty cool, huh?

Happy Stamping!







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