The technique of using embossing powders is known as Heat Embossing. An image is stamped onto a page using slow drying ink and the embossing powders are poured over the image. Embossing powder will stick to any moist, freshly stamped image, but special slow-drying embossing ink and the pigment ink pads stay wet longer and make embossing easier. When the loose powders are gently poured back into the jar, some of the powders will stick to the image. This is then carefully heated until the embossing powders melt. Embossing powders are fine granules that when heated, melt together to form a raised and glossy surface. Once heated, the embossing powders permanently bond to the surface. The finished result is waterproof making it ideal for painting. Embossing powders are normally sold in small tubs or jars of a single color powder. Embossing powders can be mixed together to create unique and customized colors and finishes. There are many different types of embossing powder available. They are all used in the same way, the main difference between them is the color or finished result. Embossing powders can be found in a wide range of colors and shades from the palest pastel colors to deep and dark hues. Transparent embossing powders are a versatile option and can be used in many different ways. Embossing powders have different types of finish. Some powders have a glittery finish, others a high shine and some even have a fragrance. You can also emboss on lots of different surfaces. For this Feature Friday I show you how to emboss on paper, wood, metal, and with Scor-Tape.
For this particular image i had to emboss from under the image instead of directly on the image. The ink i used was not a wet slow drying ink so if I had pointed the heat gun directly on the image then all the powder would have been blown away. I also made a card using this image but I am also using distress stains on the card so you will see the finished project in the distress stain tutorial.
On this project i embossing the metal fish, the Scor-Tape, and the under the sea stamped image.
I hope you enjoyed this Feature Friday