Embellishment mousse is a new medium to me, and after some experimenting and playing I have that my favourite method of application is with a rounded sponge. By taking a small amount of the mousse from the tub onto a blending surface and working it into a creamier consistency I was able to get a lovely smooth application. I found that blending onto glass mat the mousse remained as a more workable creamy medium, rather than blending onto an acetate surface.
To get a nice even blend onto the paper through the stencil, the trick was to not pick up too much of the mousse on the sponge. The mousse does dry quickly on the paper but you do actually have time to work with it.
All in all, I loved using the mousse. I am a complete convert and cannot wait to get more colours. I love the pearlescent finish of the mouse, it is just enough bling for me on a card to lift the design and enhance any design.
To add highlights, shading and extra details to the stencilled images i have used the Nuvo watercolour pencils by Tonic. I was so pleased with this technique. The pencils worked perfect over the top of the embellishment mouse especially as it dries so quick and stays fast. To blend the pencil I use a water brush and was so impressed the the mousse layer did not move at all. A;though water base, when dry the embellishment mouse doesn’t go anywhere.