Post # 1
Has anyone tried embossing a light colour like white or pale blue onto a darker colour like green? I’m thinking of trying to do this, but before I waste money on the embossing powder, etc. I’d like to know if this is just a plain bad idea. Also, can you use ink the same colour as the paper and then a different colour embossing powder (like green ink on green paper with white embossing powder)? Thanks!
Post # 3
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
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
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.
Post # 6
This is great – thanks everyone!
@SapphireSun – I have some green ink so I’ll try that first, I guess, but if it doesn’t work out I’ll find something lighter.
@Vonnegurl – Clear on clear sounds very cool – I’ll have to think of somewhere to use that!