As promised in my previous post, I now bring you some Ferro cards.
My favorite stencil to use with paste isn't even a stencil. It's a full-card background die from Lil' Inker. I cut it out of card stock and use it as a stencil. Because the die is so detailed, it took me forever to poke out all the parts-is-parts, so I planned to re-use the same stencil for all my cards. My mama didn't raise any fools.
I made all the panels, then added the colored card stock layers later.
Here is the first card, then I'll explain:
This was made with Turquoise Ferro, my favorite of all my colors of the stuff. Unfortunately, even though I did manage to spread the paste over the stencil, it was very thick and difficult to use. Sadly, this bottle/jar is now trash. Yeah, I may have been able to save it by adding a little water, but that smelled like work, and I wasn't in the mood.
While that panel was drying, I waited for the stencil to dry so I could use it for another color. It dries pretty fast. Here is the next card I made:
This uses the Celtic Ferro, and it was smooooooth as silk to use. Here's my attempt to show you how thick it is:
It's got a little grit to it, which makes it interesting.
Then I tried to use the paper stencil a third time ... no go. What a mess. It was too warped and paste got under the stencil, so I had to trash that one. Seems like two uses is the limit with this wet paste.
Next I used a different (real) stencil and my Steel Blue Ferro to make this:
And I think you can see the grit in this photo:
I think both Ferro and colored embossing paste have their places. It's nice that Ferro is already colored, but I kindof like coloring my own paste. I'm sure it's a control thing. I will say the Graphite Ferro makes a mean stone wall, like I did here. And the embossing paste isn't at risk of exploding like the Ferro did. ;/ I know, I have no sense of adventure.
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Stuff I used: Spellbinders Pinking Circles dies, SU Taken With Teal card stock, SU Basic Black card stock, and the following: