How to Heat Emboss
Instructions provided by OMC Designer Whitney
Effective for applying color and dimension to any project.
Stamp (may need an acrylic block)
Paper to stamp on
1. Mount stamp
If you have an unmounted rubber or acrylic stamp, mount the stamp onto an acrylic block.
2. Ink the stamp
Many slow-drying ink pad work great; but for best results use VersaMark or Tim Holtz: Distress Ink Pad for Embossing.
3. Stamp paper
On smooth paper, press down on stamp firmly.
4. Apply embossing powder
Sprinkle image with embossing powder and gently remove excess powder by lightly flicking the paper.
5. Apply Heat
Hold the heat tool a few inches above the piece to be embossed and go back and forth until the embossing powder has melting. Do not hold the heat tool in one place too long or else it will discolor or burn the paper. Check for any images that haven’t melted and apply more heat over them. Wait for it to dry before touching since it will be hot!
Using the scrap piece of paper, pour excess embossing powder back into container for next use.
Remove the stamp from the acrylic block and clean with stamp cleaner or a wet paper towel.
To see how the designers at OMC have used embossing powder click here.