Learn to Dream Big!

Follow Your Dreams Art Journal Page

by Jowilna Nolte


There is nothing quite as magical as heat embossing. Today there is a multitude of embossing techniques, but the classic gold and silver embossing is still my favorite, alongside resist embossing with clear and white embossing powder. Today I am sharing a gorgeous Art Journal page using two of my favorites all in one.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: At least 30 minutes



Step 1

Stamp an image onto a white tag using VersaMark ink. Sprinkle the stamped image with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set using your heat gun.


Step 2

Use Memento ink and a sponge dauber to add color over the embossed image. The embossing causes a resist effect which leaves the ink only catching onto the paper and not the embossing.


Step 3

Use some Memento ink and Fireworks! Spray to color your art journal page or cardstock. Mist the paper liberally with two colors of Fireworks and add some ink splats using the internal tube.

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Step 4

Use the same stamp that you used on the tag and stamp the image again onto the art journal page using VersaFine in Smokey Grey. Let Dry. Use your VersaMark pen and draw over the lines that you want to emboss. Coat with gold embossing powder and heat set until it forms a beautifully raised effect.


Step 5

Adhere your tag onto the art journal page with the images overlapping and forming one continuous design.


Decorate the page as you see fit. I used more ink and paint splats, a vellum butterfly, diamanté, stenciling and more stamping. I have a cool VersaMark tip to share with you: because VersaMark ink creates a watermark effect on darker backgrounds, I stamped my wording in VersaMark first, then used my VersaFine Smokey Gray ink to stamp the wording again, but this time slightly off-set Рcreating a subtle shadow effect that looks really amazing. A nice way to fill a background without it becoming too busy.


  • Art journal and/or paper of choice
  • White tag
  • Prima – line background stamp
  • Adhesive
  • Heat gun
  • Optional: paint, vellum butterfly, diamante, stencil, sentiment stamp










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