Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tutorial: Embossing with Maya Mist


This is one of my favorite techniques I have come across so far!  And it is a pretty easy process too!

Preparation is key for this process - you will have to move quickly so you have to have everything ready to go. You need a silicone mat, Ranger UTEE, an embossing gun, maya mist (any mist will work too!), a piece of paper (or whatever you want to emboss) and a stencil (if you want to use one). 

You ready?

So take a stencil....

Now move quickly.... drench the stencil in mist:

Now carefully pick up the stencil and flip it onto your paper, press it down lightly to transfer all that mist to the paper, peel the stencil off the paper and immediately dump UTEE over the misted image before it has a chance to really soak into the paper.



Did I mention you will get mist all over your fingers?!   So it will look kind of like sugar that you spilled in water.  Shake the excess UTEE off and start that embossing gun:

Apply the heat until it beads up and looks like water.  The key here is to make sure all the "sugar" looking stuff is gone.  And voila... you will be left with this!

Yep, that fabulous watery, shimmery image is completely DRY.  And embossed.  It's seriously my new favorite thing.  So of course, I had to try it on chipboard to see if it would work there too.... Success!  Just had to move even more quickly before the chipboard soaked it all up!
Looks different on chipboard, but I love this technique!

Another page ready for Disney pictures!
From Flamingo Scraps: Turquoise Metallic Maya Mist, Cotton Candy Metallic Maya Mist, Iridescent Pearl Maya Mist, Prima E-line pearls and white flowers, Maya Road chipboard butterflies, Ranger glossy accents
Other supplies: Bazzill Swiss dot cardstock, kraft and white cardstock, tattered angels stencil, spellbinders dies, cuttlebug, cutterpede scallop cutter, doodlebug adhesive letters, martha stewart pink glitter

Funny that a simple looking page had so much stuff on it and no pictures yet!   Hope you have fun embossing with your mist collection! :)

2 comments:

  1. very cool!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. Awesome look! I may be behind since I just found you through Laura and Groovy Deborah at Let's get Peachy, but I love what I am seeing. Thanks for sponsoring LGP this week. I am so excited to be the winner and can't wait to play with my new masks! OK, off to look at the store part.

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