Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Taylored Expressions' Blending Brushes with Embossing Folders


Good morning!  Today I'm back again, with these new blending brushes from Taylored Expressions.  I love the uniform size and the color coded handles.  But I especially love the plush white bristles.   And a 10-pack with color coded handles?  I love that.  Except now I have no excuse for grabbing the wrong brush, or using it in the wrong ink pad, right?



  Don't they look pretty all clean and new, lined up in their spinning carousel ROYGBIV fashion?  Now that I've used mine, I think I need to buy another set just to have as a pretty decoration in my craft room.  (Or I could wash them with mild soap and water, but why?  I don't need to now that I have a dedicated brush for each color family!)

Today I've used these new Taylored Expressions white bristled blending brushes with embossing folders.  

I've never really had good luck inking up an embossing folder before embossing, so I add color to the embossed portions of my panel after dry embossing.

In this example, I used Blueberry ink to brush color to the raised numbers of the embossed panel to create a tone-on-tone background panel for this graduation card.

I began by running a panel of shimmery cardstock in the Take a Number embossing folder through my Gemini.  I then chose Blueberry ink to add the tone-on-tone color.

 After inking up the brush with the Blueberry ink, I very lightly brushed the ink over the tops of the numbers.  

 Once I had added enough ink to be satisfied with the depth of color, I chose the Just a Number dies, with their matching font, to add the year to my card.  I used a double sided adhesive foam.  First adding a thinner blue paper to one side of the foam, then running the dies through my Gemini.
After popping the die cut numerals from the foam, I arranged them on my panel before sticking them down, then using a piece of Post-it tape, and the grid lines of my MISTI mouse pad created a line to use as a guide to adhere the numbers to my panel straight.


 Once I had peeled the paper backing from each of the numbers, I used a book binding awl to carefully place them just above my paper line.  (The awl helps keep the sticky adhesive from sticking to my nails, and distorting the shape of the numerals.)

 Then I peeled away my guide tape.

I added a dark navy Grad Cap and white tassel to the zero using foam tape.



I also created this card similarly, using the Blending brushes to add ink to the embossed Brick panel. Finishing this simple card with a the Be Kind sentiment from Wonderful World, heat embossed in white onto a piece of vellum that was cut with one of the Frayed Edge Stacklets dies and a few rhinestones.



These products are available at Taylored Expressions.



Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!





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