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Add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting

 I’ve recently gotten into acrylic painting; it is becoming a very enjoyable hobby, and I thought why not add some heat embossing to my acrylic painting for some extra shine and sparkle! I’ve created quite an abstract style painting which you could easily transfer into a card project by using your inks instead. So for those that are scared of mixed media, then why not start off with something simple like these where there is no rule to follow and no set images which may constrain you. So let’s add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW! Embossing powder - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting

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add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting

creating the background painting

Start off by creating a blended background. I started off with Phthalocyanine Blue and a 1 1/2″ flat brush. Whilst this is still wet, blend in your next colour for a smooth blend. I then added:

  • Light Blue Permanent
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Cobalt Blue Hue
  • Bright Aqua Green

Once the background was complete, dry this with your dual speed heat gun on setting 1.

Next, start adding bold brushstrokes in varying sizes and orientations over the background. Switch up the colours and don’t be afraid to add light colours over dark and vice versa for contrast and interest. You can also use different size brushes for more interest.

add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting

Make sure this new paint is dry before moving on to adding some embossing powder. If the background is wet, the powder will stick to this as well as the embossing ink we are going to add. WOW! have the mixed media brush which you can use to paint the ink directly onto the background. Or alternatively, use an old brush your not fussed about to add the ink. As with the paints, add the ink in various widths and directions of added interest, overlapping the paint strokes.

 

Next, cover the ink with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich embossing powder and heat set with your heat gun. To finish off, add a heat embossed sentiment from the Altenew Sophisticated Wreath stamp set using you MISTI stamping platform – just remove the foam pad first.

Tips on turning it into a card:

Remember, have fun and play. But if mixed media is a little too intimidating for you yet, just do this process but with card and ink. First, create your ink blended background. The add abstract ink marks by swiping your pads onto the paper. The add gold embossing details and you have a background for your next card!

add heat embossing detail to your abstract painting

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Sophisticated wreath stamp set - Altenew
Sophisticated wreath stamp set – Altenew
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Metallic Gold Rich Pale – WOW! Embossing Powder
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Mixed media Brush – WOW!
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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