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How to Use Embossing Powder

How to Use Embossing Powder

Crafting using embossing powder is commonly known as ‘heat embossing’. This technique is brilliant for adding a very unique texture and element of dimension to your projects, often with a sparkly finish. To heat emboss, a few basic materials are required. To technique consists of stamping an image into paper or cardstock with embossing ink, covering it with embossing powder, and heating.

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METHOD Dimensional Embossed Effects

  1. Ink up your stamp with your chosen ink, and then stamp your image onto paper or cardstock. It’s important to consider here what colour you want your stamped image to be; if you want the design to be the same colour as the ink you’ve used, choose a clear embossing powder. However, if you want the colour of the embossing powder to be more visible than your ink, choose a contrasting powder.
  2. Before the ink dries, pour your embossing powder over the image. Ensure you have a tray or piece of paper underneath so that you can catch excess embossing powder for future use. Brush away any excess powder surrounding the image before heating.
  3. Point your heat fun at the paper, about 5 inches away. Hold it over until the embossing powder melts and turns shiny. Stop as soon as the whole area appears smooth – if you hover over it too close or for too long, the paper may burn!
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