How to Create an Embossed Hand Print Watercolor Keepsake

by Emily McLemore


  • Versamark
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrushes
  • Water
  • Watercolor paper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Get your supplies ready. I used ultra thick clear embossing enamel as well as silver.

    Step 2

    Liberally smush the hand that will be printed into the versamark pad. Make sure you coat the hand well!

    Step 3

    Stamp the hand down on good quality watercolor paper and sprinkle the print with embossing powder. Heat set.

    Step 4

    If you didn't, get a good print, stamp again and place the next print DIRECTLY on top of the first print so that you get a double thick print. Then you can start to watercolor.

    Step 5

    Watercolor all around and on top off the print. The embossed sections will repel the paint.

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    Step 9

    When finished, wipe the hand clean and let dry.

    Step 10

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    A project great for all ages!

    Step 12

    The clear embossed hand looks very different from the silver. I like both.

    Step 13

    Sign and date the artwork!

    Step 14