Art Techniques | Beginning with the Letter E
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.
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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
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.
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.
Links to Art Techniques Beginning with E
- Embedded Embossing - A Rubber Stamping Technique
Check out this super cool rubber stamping technique called embedded embossing!
- Emerging Color Technique
Create a background or embellishment using stamps, inks and heat embossing.
- Eggshell Mosaic
Eggshells and alcohol inks make a strike mosaic suitable for embellishing your cards or other art projects.
- Embossing on Tin Foil
A video demonstration of how to emboss on tin foil.
- Splitcoaststampers - Embossing Resist Technique Tutorial by Beate Johns
Emboss images on light colored cardstock, then apply darker ink to make them pop with colour
- Video: How to Begin a Encaustic Wax Painting
How to Begin a Encaustic Wax Painting. Part of the series: Encaustic Wax Painting for Beginners. Steps you will need to take and general preparation to begin your encaustic wax painting; learn this and more in this free online art lesson about encaus
- Creative Expressions: E is for Enameled Foil
A stunning background made with foil, alcohol inks and embossing powders.
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 ArtClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.