(Closed) embossing light on dark

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve done siler on a really dark Navy before. It worked really well! I’m not sure about the same color ink, though.

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You can emboss a lighter image on darker paper, just when you pick your embossing powder, you’re going to want to make sure it says it’s “opaque”.  The color of ink you use shouldn’t matter too much, but if you don’t already have the darker ink on hand, I’d probably try to find a clear or light ink as well.  Make sure you get pigment ink as it takes longer to dry, so gives you time to get your powder on.

Post # 5
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The other option is to get watermark ink (it’s clear and just makes a watermark on the paper) and then use your choice of opaque ink.

I have embossed gold on very dark brown paper and because of the opaqueness of the gold powder, the ink wasn’t visible. Because the gold was so opaque, the ink wasn’t even visible.

Or you can use clear ink and clear embossing powder for a nice effect. I was introduced to this concept at Paper Source.

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