Dimensional Embossing/Cement Relief Embossing Tutorial

Hi All & Welcome!

Today I'm going to teach you how to incorporate relief work into your handmade cards! There are a couple of things that you're going to need:

1. Clay, artists cements and/or pastes as your relief material - this particular type of artists cement dries to an opaque matte and is carvable. (US Art Quest 101 Artist Cement)

2. A stencil - plastic or brass works best. (*you can make your own out of your favorite stamp or using a cricut machine.) or there are some on etsy;

3. A knife;
4. Small particles such as mica, beads, rocks, or glitter. You can even use pigments or shadows from leftover makeup.

If you're going to make your own stencil, make sure that you make it out of something that has a bit of strength to it, like a heavy poundage cardstock, or even cardboard or chipboard.

1. Lay your paper down with the stencil over it. Spread the cement evenly and in one swipe, if possible.
2. Gently lift off and immediately clean the stencil.
3. While the medium you used is still wet, sprinkle your embossing material (mica, beads, rocks, or glitter, etc.) When the design is completely covered, allow it to dry.

You're done!

You can even make it more interesting by color blocking the background with inks or water colors and then applying the stenciled design.

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Xo, Rachael


  1. Pictures? As I have no idea about this,I have never seen it as far as I know.
    Or maybe even a card does show that cement?
    You made me really curious now....


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