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Make it Monday with homemade embossing paste

At Make it Monday its create your own stencil and use embossing paste cooked up by the talented Danielle Flanders. Alright - making a stencil  - no big deal - I have done that before several times, bu the embossing paste....Now ages ago I actually bought that stuff and got excited thinking I finally going to use it - but guess what? It was totally dried up .... So whats a woman to do ?
Well I have flour at home and water - this is much cheaper - so here is the recipe:

2 T flour (T = stands for tablespoon)
1 T water 
1/2 t white acrylic  paint - mix (t = teaspoon)

Here is my stencil - made out of one of those cards that I get for donating money.... I use them for many things - they are great for stencils, shims, etc... 

Smear the paste over it - just as Danielle showed you, but I did not use a credit card - a thin acrylic block works like a charm..

Lift the stencil off

This was white on Kraft. But then I put some drops of re-inker liquid in the paste and smeared it onto white card stock:

 I went to Yoga and let the mess dry....

And that's my finished card - maybe I'll use the Kraft card next time

I let you know how it hold up - so far it feels velvety and it is pliable - I was worried it would chip off - we see how it goes....if it works I'll never ever will buy embossing paste again....

All supplies by Papertrey (except the flowers and the ribbon)... Its awfully late, gotta go......Thanks for stepping by!


Jacki Daniels said…
To make it thicker so you can use it as texture paste aswell instead of adding water add either a strong pva or that very tacky glue sets like concrete and works brilliantly
great project and result
Jacki xx
Flo said…
Wow!!! Das probiere ich auch mal aus. Mal sehen, was bei mir dabei heraus kommt
Rosmarie said…
Mit so einfachen Mitteln kann man sooo tolle Sachen machen!!
Deine Karte ist fantastisch!!
Helen Liu said…
Hi Cornelia, I could never imagine we could make our own homemade embossing paste! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe and the inspiration!
I love your tips! Do you mind if I share them in the forum for those people who don't have access to buy the paste? Beautiful card, thanks for playing along! :)
EvaE. said…
Hallo Cornelia, eine so coole Idee, Rezept ist gebucht und ich werde es mit Sicherheit ausprobieren! Danke für Deinen Tip! Dein schabloniertes Kärtchen ist wieder allererste Sahne!
Sei herzlich gegrüßt von Eva
Susanne Vargas said…
Wow, du bist abenteuerlich! Das Ergebnis sieht echt toll aus!
Jules said…
Wow! Great tip on the paste, I will have to try that. Your card looks really great :)
Kim Heggins said…
Well aren't you just too darn clever! Love your card and all your work to make, how fun.
Cathy said…
Fantastic card Cornelia, brilliant tip for making the paste, TFS :) Cathy x
Cris G. said…
Your card turned out fantastic, Cornelia! I love the effect of white on kraft.
I have seen several recipes of embossing paste on the net, and already tried my own; the major difference to this one is the glue, which I think is important to adhere well and not crack or leave residue on your fingers... all recipes I saw, use either pva glue or mod podge. However, if this one works for you, that's great.
P.S. - Homemade paste dry fast, but you can check regularly and add a bit of water. I hope this might help :)
Anonymous said…
thanks so much for posting the recipe! I added a little extra flour to mine, but it worked great! Love your card too, the white on kraft is fantastic!
Helen F. said…
Great card, Cornelia! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe for embossing paste. I didn't think I could join in this week's MIM, but thanks to you, I mixed up a batch of paste and made a card to enter :)
DIANA L. said…
Beautiful card Thanks for the paste recipe.. Have a great weekend
Martha said…
WOW, Cornelia, this is FABULOUS, & so innovative of you to come up with a recipe! I love your creativity!
Kanan Pandya said…
This is so beautiful, Cornelia. Love the effect you have achieved here, would love to try this technique. Thanks for sharing it. :-)
scrappymo! said…
Thanks for the tip...It is worth trying as supplies seem to climb in price each year.
Lovely card!
Hi Cornelia, I wanted to let you know that I created a link to this blog entry on my OWH VCMP post today. If you're curious, here's the link:
Hello from Croatia
Thank you very mach for sharing this, I will try some day this, beacuse emboss paste is very expensive end this is very great idea, must try..
Greetings from Croatia!
hellerlittle said…
so, jetzt habe ich lange genug gewartet *gg
und wie sieht es aus... hält deine Mischung noch immer gut oder hat sich das Mehl schon verkrümelt *lol

Die Idee mir re-inkern zu färben gefällt mir übrigens auch sehr gut

LG hellerlittle

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