Learn How to Emboss Drawings with All-Purpose Ink

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Learn How to Emboss Drawings with All-Purpose Ink

We were challenged with the color Fern Green this month so I decided to create a mixed media canvas with a green eye focal point. Using Memento Luxe ink pads, All-Purpose Ink and Fabrico markers, I added color to a canvas. To practice a new technique, I covered my wet All-Purpose Ink with Mboss Embossing Powder to enhance parts of the drawing. I also used Creative Medium to add texture to the canvas. Using Fabrico markers can help achieve details on your drawings easily and more accurate than a brush.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours

Step 1

Draw an eye on the canvas with the All-Purpose Ink in Real Black color.

Step 2

Cover with Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. All-Purpose Ink is a dense ink that will stay tacky enough on a canvas for embossing, which is a great alternative to get the awesome shine and texture from embossing powder with the densely pigmented ink and no stamping.

Step 3

Use the flower stencil and sponge daubers with the VersaColor Orchid and Memento Angel Pink ink pads to decorate under and top of the eye on the canvas.

Step 4

Blend Memento Luxe Pistachio and Pear Tart inks with a Brushstix to color the iris and VersaColor Cement ink pad to color around the iris.

Step 5

Add details to the iris using Memento London Fog and Fabrico Pine markers.

Step 6

Cover the iris with the VersaMarker pen and the with the Mboss Clear embossing powder and heat set. This will give the eye a glossy look.

Step 7

Use a palette knife to spread Creative Medium, paste over the tropical leaf stencil at the bottom of the canvas.

Step 8

With the help of a Sponge dauber cover parts and among previously stenciled designs with the Memento Luxe – Pistachio ink. Stencil more leaves with VersaColor Turquoise ink.

Step 9

Enhance the leaves and add detail with markers.

Step 10

Cut a piece of paper at the shape of eye, place it on top and sprinkle or flick All-Purpose Ink Real black on the canvas.


  • 10 x 12 inch blank canvas
  • Sanna Lippert Designs – Dream Flower stencil
  • DecoArt – Tropical leaf stencil
  • Heat tool


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  1. Pingback: Green Eye Canvas – The Crafts World

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