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Art Techniques | Beginning with the Letter E

Updated on October 20, 2014
A Stylized Letter E Atop a Craft Project
A Stylized Letter E Atop a Craft Project

Art Techniques Beginning with the Letter E

This pages lists and describes an array of art and craft techniques that begin with the letter E. Read, view pictures, watch a video demonstration, visit related links on the web and vote in a poll.

This page outlines art techniques that begin with the letter E. Some examples include engraving, embossing foils, embossing techniques, eggshell crackle, embossing resist and encaustic wax. No doubt there are others that I have missed or not heard about.

On this page, you will find videos, textual descriptions and tutorials, links to relevant web sites, pictures, a poll for voting, a place for comments and a shopping recommendation.

Please stay awhile and visit.

Unless otherwise stated, all photo credits are to June Campbell.

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E is for Embossed Metallic Designs - Uses Soft Metallic Sheets Sold in Some Arts and Craft Stores

ATC Featuring Embossed Metallic Design
ATC Featuring Embossed Metallic Design

Embossed Metallic Gold Sheeting

The ATC (artist trading card) features an element of embossed metallic gold sheeting.

There are many ways you can do the embossing, but I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot. It worked like a charm.

The Big Shot is a universal die cutting, embossing and stenciling tool produced by Sizzix. It's worth its weight in gold. I use mine more than any other tool (except my paper trimmers).

Afterwards, I colored the embossing with metallic rubons.

Card with Dry Embossed Background
Card with Dry Embossed Background

Dry Embossing with an Embossing Folder

Thanks to the entry of embossing folders into the market, we can now make beautifully embossed backgrounds or elements for our cards and other projects -- and we can do it quickly and easily.

The card to the right is dry embossed using the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday Folder. The embossing was done on the Sizzix Big Shot -- my favorite tool of all time.

Links to Techniques Beginning with the Letter E

If you are looking for still more art techniques beginning with the letter E, check out some of these great links.

Video Demonstration of Embossing on Metal

This video demonstrates a different method of embossing on metal. The artist uses metallic tape and a stylus.

Video Demo: Embossing on Metal

Photos of Embossed Art

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4 x 4 Page, Puzzle FlowerEmbossed Holiday OrnamentsEmbossed Card with PearMetal Embossed ATCSteampunk Calendar with Embossed Gears and SuchEmbossed Brooch Made from CDChristmas Banner with Heat Embossed Drummer BoysHoliday Card with Embossed AngelsHoliday Tree Ornaments with Embossed Angels
4 x 4 Page, Puzzle Flower
4 x 4 Page, Puzzle Flower
Embossed Holiday Ornaments
Embossed Holiday Ornaments
Embossed Card with Pear
Embossed Card with Pear
Metal Embossed ATC
Metal Embossed ATC
Steampunk Calendar with Embossed Gears and Such
Steampunk Calendar with Embossed Gears and Such
Embossed Brooch Made from CD
Embossed Brooch Made from CD
Christmas Banner with Heat Embossed Drummer Boys
Christmas Banner with Heat Embossed Drummer Boys
Holiday Card with Embossed Angels
Holiday Card with Embossed Angels
Holiday Tree Ornaments with Embossed Angels
Holiday Tree Ornaments with Embossed Angels
Birthday Card with Heat Embossed Elements
Birthday Card with Heat Embossed Elements

Embossing with a Heat Gun

This well known technique involves creating a raised image by melting polymer powders with a heat gun.

In the card shown, I stamped and then heat embossed the small squares.

The technique is this:

1. Stamp the image using a pigment stamping ink. Do not use a dye ink or a chalk ink for this purpose.

2. While the ink is still wet, sprinkle generously with a clear embossing powder.

3. Shake off the excess

4. Apply heat from the heat gun to the powder, causing it to melt.

And that is it. The melted powder creates a raised image.

Please note that a hair dryer will not work for this technique. We have all tried. We all failed.

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      marsha32 

      4 years ago

      I was doing a to z crafts in posts on bubblews....I skipped the letter E but then again, I was writing about things that I do so I could include photos of my own crafts.

      I love that you've made craft pages with the letters.

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      Rose Jones 

      5 years ago

      What an amazing lens and an amazing series. Good job indeed.

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      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @WildFacesGallery: Thank you for your blessing! Much appreciated.

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      Mona 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      An interesting way about organizing lens structure using the alphabet. Very nicely done.

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