Black ice is the hottest paper crafting technique, literally because a heat gun is used to melt embossing powder for a raised effect. It’s also a popular technique so it is hot in that sense too. Here is my version using the copper foil paper since I did not see any samples using the copper foil.
This photo shows a side by side of the copper foil that has had the black ice technique applied on the left side. It is shimmery and looks like a layer of lake ice has been applied. The right side is as the copper foil appears directly out of a new package. It is smooth and shiny.
The embossing powder is very fine so a containment system is needed. I use some scrap copy paper as shown in the video below. To protect my work surface, I use a desk blotter and recycle the top sheet after using embossing powder because the fine particles tend to scatter. Even with the huge desk blotter, I managed to dump some on my table:( I picked up what I could to put back in the container. The embossing powder has very small particles so a little goes a long way.
Supplies used to create this hand stamped greeting card…
To see how to recreate the black ice technique, watch my Youtube video:
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dimensions of the layered pieces:
Pick a Pattern designer series paper 3×4 inches, item # 144163
Crumb Cake mat 2 13/16 x 3 14/16 inches, item #120953
Copper Foil 2 11/16 x 3 12/16 inches, item # 142020
about 3 1/2 inches very vanilla 1/2 inch lace ribbon, item #141672
about 8 inches basic black bakers twine, item #134576
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