I wanted to try something I hadn't seen on a video and so this is what I did. First I mixed a couple of drops of Crumb Cake Ink into my paste. I thought I would be able to make it a little marble to get a two-tone look, but the ink mixed in pretty smoothly. So I first used the Crumb Cake paste and spread it onto the brick stencil. I heated it with a heat gun so it would dry quickly. Notice that it is pretty random - not all bricks are filled in and the whole piece of card stock is not covered. That is the look I wanted. Then I laid the stencil down in the same position and went over it with a little bit of plain white paste. I think the result turned out just fine.
I used the sand, water, and birds from High Tide and the message from Colorful Seasons. The background piece behind the window was made with an Aqua Painter dipped into the ink in the lid of the ink pad. There is Wink of Stella on the water but it is hard to see here.
Here is a Stampin' Up video to show you the basics on using your Embossing Paste.
I can't wait to try some different techniques and pass on the results to you. See you on Wednesday.
P.S. Don't forget today is the last day to place an order and receive your $5 off coupon for an order in August. Also, the special with all the percs to become a new demonstrator ends today.