Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Embellishment Mousse 3 Ways
Hello everyone! I’m back again with a new Studio Monday video for you, and this week I wanted to feature Nuvo embellishment mousse again! There are SO many ways this product can be used, and I have 3 new ideas to share!
My first idea in this week’s video is creating a tone-on-tone effect by blending mousse onto cardstock and then blending a stenciled layer of the same mousses over top of the previous blending. We do this with inks all the time, and I think it looks even more amazing when done with mousse!
After blending all the mousses onto my Bristol cardstock, I cut the panel down with a scalloped border die from Pretty Pink Posh (the entire card was embellished with mostly Pretty Pink Posh products). I die cut the “smile” sentiment die from both navy and white cardstocks; with the white piece, I trimmed it so that the word “smile” was taken out of the white frame. I then adhered the “smile” word to the blue frame.
The butterflies are stamped in colored inks that coordinated with the embellishment mousses on the background. I then colored them each with Copic markers and added white details on their wings. I also added some Nuvo white gloss drops around the butterflies to look like trails following them.
Did you know that embellishment mousse is able to be broken down with water and turned into a coloring medium? The second technique I feature in today’s video is watercoloring with embellishment mousse. This is really fun, because you get a beautiful shimmery effect once it dries!
I created my watercolor by simply applying some mousse onto a plastic palette (any slick surface will work), I working a little water into the mousse to break it down into a liquid form. I used just a few colors of mousse (a purple, green, teal and gold). This is a great demonstration that you don’t need lots of colors to create great variation of color and sharing, as you see in the irises on my card.
The outlines of the irises are heat embossed with black pigment ink and clear embossing powder, as I didn’t want the mousse to mute the outlines (the irises are from the Altenew Enchanted Iris stamp set).
I heat embossed in gold a sentiment from that same Enchanted Iris stamp set and I also stamped a supporting sentiment underneath in purple ink. The gold frame is die cut with a My Favorite Things scalloped frame die and then I blended some of the gold mousse onto it; this way it coordinates perfectly with the gold in the flowers! To embellish the card I used a few Nuvo jewel drops onto the background.
The final technique in this video is adding embossing powder onto the mousse. When you stencil a design onto paper with the mousse, if you apply it thick enough you end up with the edges of the stenciled design being a little bit more dimensional then the centers of the stenciled design. Those thicker areas stay wetter a little bit longer than the rest of the mousse and gives you a chance to add embossing powder on top!
You do need to work pretty quick with this, because mousse doesn’t take long to dry (just a few minutes); so keep that in mind as you are working. I finished off the card by die cutting an “awesome” sentiment from slate cardstock and a Neat & Tangled die set. The supporting sentiment is from the Awesome stamp set that coordinates with the die I used and that is white heat embossed on red cardstock.
I embellished the card with stars die cut from a Simon Says Stamp die set and added Nuvo glitter drops onto each one for a dimensional glitter effect! And speaking of glitter, the gorgeous stenciled design with the glitter-crusted edges looks really awesome… check it out in this close up:
I hope you will be checking out the video below to see these techniques in action! Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me today… I’ll be back again next week with a new tutorial!