If you are new to the Technique the following is a description of the simplest form of embossing:  

  • Create a wet image – traditionally by inking a Stamp with an embossing ink pad or an embossing pen.
  • Work quickly as the ink must stay sticky while the powder is applied.
  • Sprinkle the embossing powder over the entire area to be raised.
  • The powder needs to stick to the ink so it is important that the ink is still wet. Remove the excess powder by tapping the sheet and letting it fall back into the container. Stray traces of powder can be brushed off or wiped away carefully.
  • Heat the powder with a heat tool, being careful to apply even heat to the whole area. This is best done from underneath. 
  • Move the tool around slowly so as not to over heat or burn the paper. 
  • The powder will melt and leave a raised finish. 
  • It will take a few seconds to solidify so do not touch the molten powder too quickly!   
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