How do I emboss an image?
1. To emboss, first make a stamped impression with a slow drying ink such as Boss Gloss™
Embossing Ink, Pigment Pads, or Versamark™ ink.
2. Pour embossing powder over the wet impression. Powder will stick to wet areas. Tap off
excess powder onto a folded piece of scrap paper to use as a funnel to pour the powder back
into the jar. Brush away specks of powder from around your impression using a paint brush.
3. Use Heat Tool to melt powder evenly by moving heat over the top of the card until the
powder becomes shiny. Hold Heat Tool approximately 3 inches above card. Overheating may
scorch paper. Other heat sources such as an iron, or toaster oven will work but may not be as
safe or easy to use. Hair dryers are not hot enough and blow the powder away.
4. Sometimes powder will stick to unwanted areas of the card. This may be due to excessive
static electricity or texture on the paper. To prevent this, it is helpful to dust the paper with
some talcum powder first and brush it away with a soft brush.
What is Antique Embossing?
Antique Embossing is a technique which simulates an aged, embossed metal surface using
rubber stamping materials. There are five basic steps:
1. Start off with a black surface, or paint desired surface with black matte acrylic paint.
Allow to dry.
2. Stamp and emboss your image with Clear embossing ink and Deep Impression™ clear
embossing powder. This powder has large granulation for a deep relief.
3. Paint over entire surface with any color of acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
4. Gently scrub away paint with a damp textured cloth to reveal the embossed image. Leave
some areas partially scrubbed for a more aged look.
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