Hot embossing - not to be confused with dry embossing, which is done with a stylus - is a technique that puts letters or designs into relief. It enriches any stamping technique and gives a brilliant effect to the design.
- Slow-drying ink
- Clear or colored embossing powder
- Paper of your choice
- Scrap paper
- Paint burner
(or a heat gun, a tool specific to hot embossing)
- Apply the ink to the stamp.
- Stamp the paper.
- Sprinkle embossing powder onto the stamped design.
NB: The inked design should be completely covered.
- Pour the excess powder onto scrap paper. Fold the scrap paper like a funnel and pour the leftover powder back into the original container.
- Heat the powder with the paint burner by placing it about 15 cm (6 inches) above the paper.
NB: Keep the paint burner away from children.
- When the powder has melted and the design is shiny, stop heating it.
- To heat the powder, you can also use a toaster and place the paper on top of it.
NB: Don't put the paper inside the toaster.
- If you use a paint burner, place the paper on a piece of wood to proect your work area from the heat.
Source: "Blog de Cath" ("Cath's Blog")