Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Embossing with Texture Paste | Tutorial

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a new tip with you. Did you know that you can emboss with Texture Paste?  Well you totally can and it gives great colour as well as texture and dimension!

Supply List: Distress ink in blue, orange and grey, Ranger Texture Paste, bat mask by Tim Holtz and black embossing powder.

I decided to create a card to demonstrate this technique.  Although, I also incorporated another technique, which I will share briefly but have shown before here in this post.

For the background technique, apply a variety of colours (or even one colour) of Tim Holtz Distress Inks to a craft mat.  I am using orange, blue and grey.

Mist with water.

You are going for this kind of a look with your ink and water mixture.

Lay a piece of cardstock onto the mist and water mixture.

Depending on how much ink and water you use, you may have some dripping - this also creates an interesting look!

Now you need to allow this to dry, or you can help it along with your heat gun.

Now grab your favourite mask.  I am loving this bat mask by Tim Holtz, it is just perfect for my Halloween card.

Begin applying texture paste to your project.

It may be hard to tell in this photo, but I am only applying the paste in a couple of strategic areas.  I am not worried about getting only a partial imprint of some of the bats - this is all part of the look.

This is the look after lifting the mask.

While the paste is still wet apply the embossing powder.  (Note - you will want to clean your mask and tool before the paste fries.)

Tap off the excess powder.

Heat set the embossing powder.  Can you see that great dimension already?

It is looking great now and it is already to attach to my card base (which will also help smooth it out).

And here is my finished card.

I hope you decide to get messy and give this technique a try, it is so super fun!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Thanks for sharing this technique..the finished card looks so awesome.

  2. Thanks for the great technique share! :o)