Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dry & Heat Embossing Techniques With Stencils

Hello everyone! Jan from Handcraft Hobby with you today.  I have some fun dry and heat embossing techniques to share with you using stencils.


Here is a a great way to use stencils you have and create a soft and textured background.  In this card, I used both dry and heat embossing techniques with the Heart Galore stencil.


First I cut my panel with Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies.  Using the inner frame, I positioned and secured my card base to the stencil with some washi tape. Attach the washi tape behind the card stock so that the front panel will be fully embossed.


Here is my sandwich for the Big Shot machine: Multipurpose platform on TAB 1 + 1 clear cutting plate + my stencil with card stock + tan embossing mat + 1 clear cutting plate. Depending on your cutting machine, you may need to put extra cardstock in the sandwich for more pressure.  Follow your machine's manufacturer instructions for the proper process.


Here's what mine looked like after running it through the machine. Notice the stencil created an embossed design on the paper.


I wanted to highlight some of the hearts on my panel with heat embossing. To do this I put back the stencil in the same position and masked the surrounding area with post-it tape.  I then applied VersaMark ink onto the open area. When doing this, don't twist the ink pad. Just press it firmly up and down. When twisting the ink pad, the stencil may move, and the impression will not be the same position as the dry embossed area.


I removed the stencil carefully and poured gold embossing powder over the inked area. Always use an anti-static powder tool before inking. Use a paint brush to remove unwanted powder. If there is an extra small area, use the Pick Me Up tool to remove it.  Preheat your heat gun to minimize uneven cardstock from the heat.


I attached the panel back to its frame and began coloring this cute fairy from the Holiday Fairies set with Copic markers, as well as heat embossed the sentiment from Sending Sentiment stamp set.


Here is a close up once completed. I also sprinkled some sequins here and there for a finishing touch.  I do hope you like it and give these techniques a try.

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