Watercolor Before vs. After Heat Embossing

Emboss Resist?

I was playing around with some watercolors today and inadvertently ended up comparing the effectiveness of Heat Embossing before or after watercoloring. I started with a stamped image in my MISTI. I used a no line ink, and then went to town with my metallic watercolors. Then I hit the image with my heat gun because I'm inpatient and went back to the MISTI to stamp with embossing ink and embossed in black embossing powder. I had to do this twice because I didn't get a great impression on the watercolor paper. Then just for fun, I did the heat embossing on a new sheet of paper using gold embossing powder. I then quickly painted the image with the same paints. I have to admit, I preferred the latter. It was faster and I feel I got a cleaner image. So I will definitely be playing around with this again.

Stamp/Die Set Used:

Hero Arts Partnership Clear Stamps Gina K FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS:


Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies:


Blooming Bouquet Stamp & Die Bundle:


Mama Elephant Clear Stamps OCCASIONAL LABELS:


Other tools used:

MISTI: https://amzn.to/2SWAsWF

Ranger Emboss It Foam Pad, Clear: https://amzn.to/3jMikdC

Ranger Gold Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/36VK9wu

Ranger Black Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/2GRgytl

EK Success Tools Powder Tool: https://amzn.to/30NR1Iz

Tsukinedo Memento Inkpad, Tuxedo Black: https://amzn.to/36SPvIM

Distress Ink Antique Linen: https://amzn.to/3dfOvQs

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat: https://amzn.to/30NSkar

Embossing Mini Heat Gun: https://amzn.to/3del5BW

Brea Reese 13 Watercolor Pan Set Metallic: https://amzn.to/36QoGVF

High-End Art Travel Painting Brush Set: https://amzn.to/33LfWOQ

Loew-Cornell Artist Brush Tub: https://amzn.to/30UOts7

Nuvo Glitter Drops - Night Sky: https://amzn.to/3jOaeBb

Quickstik Craft Tool by We R Memory Keepers: https://amzn.to/34H6k73

EK Success Tools Craft Tweezers: https://amzn.to/2GN7RR1

Fiskars 8-Inch Non-Stick Titanium Softgrip Scissors: https://amzn.to/3nCc6PX

Fiskars 9-Inch SureCut Card Making Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/30P9HYb

EK Tools Mini Scoring Board: https://amzn.to/3iUkmaA

EK Success Tools Bone Folder: https://amzn.to/30UZ8TL

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