- Versamark Ink Pad
- Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) - I have used clear but you can get different effects
- Heat Gun
- Mountboard, cardboard or very thick card
- Metallic paints optional
- Adhere your stamped image/sticker to either the mountboard, carboard or very thick card, ensuring that all edges are well stuck down. If not using a sticker, double sided tape or glue stick is fine to use.
- Ink the "tile" up with the Versamark ink pad.
- Immediately cover with UTEE (I put my UTEE in a food container so it's easier to cover your work).
- Using a pokey tool or tweezers to hold your tile secure (using a heat resitant mat or tile to protect your surfaces) melt the embossing powder with your heat gun.
- Once melted quickly cover with UTEE and repeat the heating process. The clue is in the name ...you have to do this at least three times though I do find you may need an extra covering of UTEE and extra heating to give you a thick liquid top.
- The liquid dries really quickly and will give you a shiny enamel tile appearance, which is very hard and smooth to the touch.
- Using a piece of mountboard, cardboard or very thick card, cover with Versamark and follow the steps above to the point where you have a thick liquid finish.
- Whilst still a liquid quickly press a wood backed stamp (do not use your acrylic stamps, as it may damage them) into the liquid to give a debossed image of your stamp.
- To provide colour or alter the colour, rub metallic paint over the image with your finger.
You could make a pendant but remember to pierce your hole before inking and embossing. Here, I have simply placed my "tiles" onto two very simple cards as the main feature is the tile.
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I hope this inspires you to dig out your Versamark and UTEE from the back of your cupboard. I would love to receive your comments.........Many thanks, Suzanne x