Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So Sorry all

I completely spaced on Sunday and did not write on another way to emboss. So here it goes.

This week is Dry Embossing....

To do this you will need:

A light source w/flat surface(a window works well as does a light table)
A Stencil
A stylus (tool to rub paper w/inside stencil)

Let's begin:

  1. Tape your stencil to your light source being careflu not to tape over the image itself.(If using a light table go ahead and turn it on)
  2. Place you paper over the stencil
  3. Use you stylus to rub the paper into the image making sure you get all along the inner edge and fully inside.
  4. Place on your project and embelich as you see fit. (Below I have place a few extra things you can do with this image)


Using a sponge dauber go over the image(or just around/inside where ever you want really) with chalk or ink

Using a two way glue pen trace over the image and add glitter

Trace image w/marker or colored pencils

Now go make your project and see how easy it is.

Next week I plan to talk about Wet Embossing!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How do you like it?

Well I was just wondering how you like heat embossing....Have you tried it yet? I will be doing some today so I will try to remember to take step by step pictures!!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


"How do we emboss?," "What does embossing do?," "That sounds hard, really how hard is it?," These are questions I get asked frequently when I mention embossing to people. The answers can be found here and in doing an embossing project.

Here are the steps for Heat embossing. (Please note you can do this with thick clear ink and use either clear or colored embossing powder or you can use a thick pigment style ink with a clear powder.)

Things You Need:

Image Stamp
Embossing Ink(Versa Mark, Thick Pigment Ink like Stampin Up! Craft Ink)
Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Powder Pals trays or scrap paper

Optional(yet preferred)
Embossing Buddy

1) Prepare your surface by rubbing Embossing Buddy Lightly over entire surface(this will help to keep little bits of embossing powder from sticking with static on your project)

2) Press your stamp firmly into your ink being sure the entire image you want embossed is covered with the ink

3) Press stamp straight onto project

4) Pour embossing powder over entire image

5) Shake off extra powder into powder pals tray (Or onto scrap paper)

6) Gently Tap back of project to get loose powder from it.

7) Heat with heat tool. (You will start to see what I call the melting of the powder this is normal just keep moving the heat tool to spots that haven't "melted" yet unti lthe whole thing is done)

8) While it is cooling(takes all of about 2-5 seconds) you can put the embossing powder back in the container but pulling the plug on the powder pals and tip over your container soit flows back in. Or if using paper bend it to make a path for the powder to flow into the container smoothly.

9)Embelish and finish your project you are done!!!!

I will try to attach photos tomorrow.

As you can see a few easy steps and you have an embossed image. Nothin' To It!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome to the 1st of July!!!! This Month I thought we would look at a faily simple technique as a starter. I though we could go with Embossing. There are many ways to emboss.
There is the standard of using Embossing powder, then the dry embossing, the wet embossing, and doing other technies that incorporate embossing.

Starting on Sunday we will have full instructions as well as step by step pictures. Hope you are looking forward to it as much as I am!!!!