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I don't have a great deal of experience with Embossing Paste with masks but I got a Crafters Workshop mask a while back, called 'Mini Art Is' and I thought I would have a play with it this weekend, when I was allowed a break from clearing out the garage.......
The words are perfect for all Crafters and I really like the style of the writing:
I created a background on a 6" x 6" flat canvas, with pink, cream and white acrylic paints and then applied black embossing paste through the mask. Not as easy as it sounds but if you hold the mask down with some masking tape, it does make things easier. I mounted the canvas onto some strong black card, to give a lift to the words.
Well I couldn't leave it at one so I did another larger 8" x 8" canvas and this time I used Fresco Paints in Mermaid and Beach Hut to colour the main canvas (I am in love with these paints). I added some torn book pages and chicken wire stamping with black acrylic paint. The topper was coloured in Mermaid, Beach Hut and Limelight and then swiped over with Peacock Feather Distress Ink. I then spritzed and flicked water over, before applying the black embossing paste. I mounted it onto black card and then onto white card, again to give the words a lift and then mounted the topper onto my canvas.
So then I tried a third time, this time with white paste on a black background. This is probably the most effective but I have not mounted this one as yet, but I thought it would be good to let you make a comparison. The photos were taken this evening so the white looks a little cream but in real life it is a crisp white:
Footnote, just in case the words are not clear, they say:
Art is just another way of expressing our innermost thoughts onto concrete media. Where form and function come together in beauty, color and shape. We put our feelings and experiences onto paper, canvas, surfaces of all kinds. Allowing ourselves to release and surrender to this all encompassing force. This need to register what was today what might be tomorrow. And what was yesterday and the day before that.