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Hi everyone – Karen Ellis here!

My friend Sheri inspired me to play around with Tombow Markers

tombow set

and white embossing powder this week and I wanted to show you the results …. cause I LOVE it! HAHA


Here’s what I used:


  • Tombow Markers – Assorted Colours
  • One of my favourite rubber stamp sets (Catherine Scanlon Designs, Art Gone Wild)
  • Perfect Medium Ink (Ranger Industries) or your favourite embossing ink.
  • White embossing powder
  • Watercolour postcard (Strathmore) or other watercolour paper
  • a waterbrush (not pictured)
  • Heat Gun (not pictured)

The first thing to do is emboss a stamped image onto the back of the watercolour postcard with your embossing ink and stamp.   Heat to set and get ready to colour!!


The embossing acts as a resist to the ink and water.   Go ahead and colour a portion of your stamp with the markers and then, with a wet brush, drag the ink and colour as you wish.   You’ll see the ink puddle around the embossing creating beautiful blended effects!


But don’t forget the outside edge of the stamp!!


Isn’t it pretty? The white outline gives a soft, feminine result.

I hope you get out your embossing powders and give this a try too! I created this sample on a watercolour postcard so I can mail it to a friend, but you can always use this technique on a layout or in a card.   Just have fun… and, if you try this too, a tiny word of warning – it can be addicting!

Have fun and a super creative day!


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