Scrap Paper Embossing

Using matte acrylic medium, adhere newspaper print, ad copy or telephone book page (white or yellow) to heavyweight paper for the background. Add tiny pieces of contrasting scrap paper with UHU glue stick, overlapping some of the papers.  Cover at somewhat more than half of the surface. If necessary, smooth the small pieces on the surface with a brayer. Let dry completely.

Stamp with Versamark clear stamp pad. While still ink is still wet, sprinkle rust colored embossing powder over stamp ink (or use whatever color you like.) Shake off powder residue that did not adhere to ink, then use a heat gun to melt the embossing powder. Move heat gun over the surface until powder turns shiny. Add ephemera to the embossed collage. Consider vintage cherubs or children, image transfers or cut out words.

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