Video: DIY Colored Embossing Paste

Hello! Today’s video shows several fun techniques including DIY colored embossing paste, coloring with gamsol and much more. I also use a new stamp set that has quickly become a favorite!


(Supplies are linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.)

Coloring your own embossing paste is very easy to do. In this video I show two of my favorite ways – with reinkers and with inks. I used the colored paste with the popular Simon Says Stamp Falling Stars stencil and also added my favorite sparkle embossing powder to the paste before it dried.

In the video I also showed how I used Gamsol for coloring these *adorable* new bunnies from Mama Elephant. (I will be using this cute set a lot!) I used Gamsol and colored pencils for years and have recently fallen back in love with them. I will do more videos in the future. But I will say – it is a less expensive option when compared to Copic Markers… and also easier to use.

The greetings on this card are also from Mama Elephant. If you are looking for a good sentiment stamp set, this is a great option. Many of the messages are great for the insides of cards, too.

I also show in this video the containers and spoons I use for embossing powder. Many people had asked about them. This system is working really well for me!

How about some links to more inspiration?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH and for Amazon, click on AMZ

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69 thoughts on “Video: DIY Colored Embossing Paste”

  1. Love the faux banner. Love the gamsol blending. Love the colored embossing paste. I’ll be using the second technique since I don’t have re-inkers. Thank you!

  2. Just wondering what ink did you stamp the bunnies with? Awesome combo video – lots to inspire and learn here, thank you

  3. Love the bunnies – Lila has good taste! I haven’t use this method for a long time, but I do agree that it is a great alternative to using Copics. Odourless mineral spirits is readily available at most fine art suppliers and is relatively inexpensive. Here in Canada, I buy it at Curry’s Art Supplies. I must admit though, the bottle you have with the dauber top is very helpful.

  4. Love that you used Prisma colored pencils. I use these pencils for all of my coloring, though I do like your Gamsol bottle with the sponge dauber tip (I use a small glass jar with a small piece of sea sponge that I fill with odorless mineral spirits).

  5. Too cute! I’ve used embossing paste with brass stencils, but not with much success. I think the plastic stencils might be easier to handle. Love learning how to color paste.
    Oh, and I love your nail polish color! 🙂

  6. I’ve picked up some embossing paste to play with but I’m wondering if its safe to use next to Copic markers? I have a lot of stencils that have lots of open space that could easily be colored in with my markers but I don’t want to risk damaging my Copics.

  7. I am new to the world of stamping and you really encourage me when you are giving the instructions step by step. You are an excellent instructor and I appreciate all your tutoriials.

  8. Jennifer, do you think I could color embossing paste with distress stains? It’s not hard to pull the dabber part off to pour out the stain. Love that tricky way of making a banner too!

  9. I probably saw your old Gamsol video many years ago because it seems I’ve had mine (mostly unused) for a long time and was probably getting inspiration from you way back then. Time to get it out and see if it’s still OK. You come up with the most fun ideas. Now to get some embossing paste. I like the faux banner idea, too.

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