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Basic Heat Embossing

Undoubtedly, Embossing is the jazziest way to enhance a stamped image. The raised, shiny plastic coating adds a whole new dimension to stamping, and you'll have non-stampers wondering how you've achieved such a professional look.

The Embossing technique is easy to do!!!! Stamp the image to be embossed in embossing ink and sprinkle embossing powder quickly over the wet stamped image. Remove any excess powder from around the stamped image by lightly tapping the paper. Use a heat source to make the powder melt and give the raised embossed effect. The powders melt around 200-300°; some suggested heat sources are an embossing heat tool, toaster, light bulb, hot plate, or iron.

Heat Embossing

  1. Ink the stamp (with embossing ink or other slow drying ink) and stamp image
  2. Pour embossing powder onto image while it is still wet.
  3. Tap excess powder off sheet and put back into jar.
  4. Heat until powder melts and becomes shiny.

Types of Embossing Powder

Stampin' Tips

  • Embossing powder will stick to any moist, freshly stamped image, but special slow-drying embossing ink, VersaMark and pigment inks pads stay wet longer and make embossing easier.
     
  • Oils from your skin can get on the paper from handling it. If the powder sticks where you don't want it to, use a soft brush to remove it. A quick wipe with a used fabric softener sheet before stamping will also help to prevent static cling.
     
  • When cutting out an embossed image, do not cut into the embossed lines. This will cause the embossing powder to flake off.

 

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