You might be wondering why I have named this project 'Mortar and Pestle'. Well, its primarily because I have used a pestle to emboss the pattern on the paper instead of running it through a big shot. I didn't really want to emboss the entire card front, and so I put my thinking hat on and thought to myself how can I make this happen. Maybe using a heavy object to press down on the embossing folder would work, and for some reason I thought about about a pestle. It worked well with this project because of its smaller circumference of the bottom of the pestle allowed me greater control of the area I wanted embossed. Accept pressing down didn't really work well, I had to bash it pretty hard to get the impression to come through the paper, while being careful not to tear the paper. For this project I have used the falling petals embossing folder from the new Occasions Catalogue.
I wanted to achieve a circular embossed pattern, so I punched out a circle and stuck it on the outside of the embossing folder, to use it as a guide of where I need to stomp with the pestle. Take a bit of time to stomp all over the circle to make sure that all the little bits of the pattern coming through.
I am really excited to introduce the new water colour pencils from stamping up, its amazing! While the falling petals embossed looks great as it is, I wanted to add some colour to the petals and the water colour pencils made colouring in the tiny petals super easy, I also used the aqua painter to blend the colour and to give it the water colour look.
To finish off I have used the pool part/gold baker's twine from the cupcakes and carousel embellishment kit.
Here are few other designs I have played around with
Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed learning about this rather unusual embossing tool. I would love to hear what you think, please take a few moments to leave a comment below.