Another day, another page. I really have had time to do quite a few pages but I wanted to get to know how to do the embossing technique.
First thing to do was to have a look at some You Tube videos & read some instructions that various ladies had made & written. Then off to Craft Artist to try it all out. I had a fairly successful first attempt just playing with a shape & letters. Then I decided to include a photo to make a proper page of it. Here is the "proper" page
I am intrigued by how the finished page looks here & in my folder. As to me the hearts & "April" look debossed rather than embossed. I don't think I put enough shadow into it. Two things make the embossing - the amount of shadow put on the image & a thing called elevation - which really is where the light is coming from & at what angle. I needed to have had more elevation. But even so I am very happy with the page. I wanted it clean & simple - nothing fussy. The photo is one I have been meaning to use in a scrapbook for a very long time - if I tell you that that baby is now 11 years old you will see what I mean.
Take a look at my trial run -
On here as I look at it - it looks debossed in places. I think its an optional illusion - the longer you look the more the shadow moves & creates the opposite impression. I just noticed that if I peer a little cloer at the picture ir looks embossed - it is when you look at it further away the appearance changes in some places to debossed. Fascinating.
I really enjoyed using this technique & will use it more - but I think I will practise a little more too.
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