February 08, 2009

Technique #2: Heat Embossing


You will need: stamp image of your choice; any Embossing Ink Pad, slow-drying Ink Pad (Pigment) or VersaMark (Tsukineko); Embossing Powder; an Embossing Heat Gun and cardstock or patterned paper.

1. Ink you image with Embossing ink or VersaMark (Tsukineko).

2. Stamp it on your cardstock or patterned paper.

3. On a piece of scrap paper or craft tray, pour powder on the stamped image. Make sure the image is completely covered.

4. Shake off excess powder and put it back into container. You can use a small paintbrush to brush off the powder from undesired areas.

5. Using an Embossing Heat Gun, heat the image until powder melts. Move the gun slowly over the image. You can actually see it melting during the heating process

6. Let the image cool down.

We used our Pear image (PO-B50 Pear) and Black Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE by Ranger) here.

If you don't have an Embossing Heat Gun, try the iron. Stand it up and move the back of the stamped image next to the heat source.