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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Embossing Techniques

HI there

Happy Chinese New Year to all my Asian friends....Another new year, more resolutions to make:

1. To clear my work desk.....yes, i cant find space to scrap!!!
2. To complete more pages...ooh i really have to get to work on more layout!!!

But, yes, to all my friends who have been asking me on Embossing.

Embossing 101

1. Use any rubber stamp or foam stamp with special embossing ink. Embossing ink takes a longer time to dry so embossing powder can slowly stick on the stamped surface. Pigment ink can also be used for embossing, but not dye inks, as dye inks dry almost immediately.

2. Scatter your favourite embossing powder onto the stamped surface and shake off excess powder which can be re-used again later.

3. Heat powder with either an embossing gun or a hotplate...I have ordered embossing guns but they were missing in transit. I will be re-ordering them again later.

4. You will see the powder melting into a shining surface.

For Glitter

The glitter i have in the store can be used to add some shine to your scrapbook layouts. They are not to be confused with embossing however. To use glitter, spread a layer of either clear or sepia inkessentials accents and pour glitter over the surface. Shake off excess.

Making Memories has brought in chipboards with sticky surfaces to be used with glitter. I will be bringing them in later. Do look out for constant new products!

Cheers and Happy Scrapbooking


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