Fossil Plaque by Alison Heikkila


1. Paint the wood plaque with Burnt Umber Fluid Acrylic. Let Dry.

2. Apply VersaMark Ink to the center of the plaque, and sprinkle on a lot of Seasonings Embossing Powder. You'll want to play with the shape and quantity a bit, but I went for a roughly round pile of powder. 

3. Heat the plaque from below. This may take a while, but you want to get some of the bottom layer melting, otherwise when you heat from the top, most of the powder will go flying. 

4. Melt the powder completely, and while still applying heat to the powder, press the stamp into the melted powder. You can turn off the heat tool now. 

5. Carefully pull up the should come up easily. 

6. If you are unhappy with your impression, you can remelt the powder and stamp again. If you feel that you need more powder, apply some more VersaMark and reheat. 

7. Water down a drop of Payne's Grey Fluid Acrylic and apply a wash of color to the debossed image. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. I applied a few layers of the wash. 

8. Using the palette knife, apply copper embossing paste to the edges of the plaque. You do not need to go for a smooth look. More texture is better. 

9. Once the paste has dried, you can drill 2 holes in the top of the plaque. 

10. Add copper wire to the holes and use a round nose plier to curl the wire to keep it from falling out. 

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Also uses these supplies:

DecoArt Media: Burnt Umber and Payne's Grey Fluid Acrylic

Wood Plaque (Mine is 4 1/2" x 3")

Copper Wire

Round Nose Pliers

Heat tool

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