Monday, February 22, 2010

Challenge 62: Heat Embossing

Do you like a bit of texture on your layouts? A bit of shine? A little something extra? Well then, this challenge is for you. Get those heat guns ready.....

Your challenge is .... add some HEAT EMBOSSING.

Heat embossing is such a versatile technique. There's lots of embossing powders to choose from: clear, shiny, textured and glittery and in a wide variety of color. You can add a stamped image or just layer the powder on an embellishment like chipboard. You can use it as part of a resist technique. Add a title. Be subtle or be bold!

Just post your creations here by Sunday, March 7th. I've got a selection of some of the brand spankin' new Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors for one lucky participant.

Here's how our team used this technique:

I used UTEE to emboss several embellishments giving them a clear, glossy look.

I used a embossed paper which was chalked in pink and I embossed the word "look" and added crackeled finish on it.


I gave scraps of paper a fresh new look by stamping and heat embossing them.


You don't have to have a stamp to emboss an image! I punched the "birds on a wire" from cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch, rubbed them with embossing ink, covered them with black embossing powder, and heated. I found the result pleasantly distressed, however, if you want a more finished look you could add a second layer of embossing ink and embossing powder.

I stamped & embossed the big chipboard bracket with a grid texture blue and then spritzed it with red glimmer mist, the embossing powder resisted the mist and really made the embossing stand out. I also stamped and embossed the paper flowers, with white in the middle, which turned out messy so I worked with that and inked the edges of the flower with Versa Mark ink which I coated with blue embossing powder and heated to set creating these fun, artsy embellishments.

Miwako - Uh..... at first, to tell the truth, I didn't have a heat gun....ah! And I've just gotten a heat gun yesterday. But I found a embossed paper which was just the right for my image if I had it and might to do before I hard this challenge. I want to make a gorgeous skirt part of dress for wire torso. This wire torso is so simple and it is able to change the shape as you like.


I Stamped and heat embossed the fairy an a clock and swirl accent on the page.


KarenB said...

The design team samples are amazing! I haven't heat embossed for so long, so this was a great incentive to pull out my embossing powders again :) I embossed a monogram.

Here's my layout

Jessica said...

Great challenge! I usually just heat emboss on cards, it was fun to do it on a layout. Here is mine:

KarenB said...

Today I taught my daughter how to use embossing powders and my heat tool. This is Jasmine's card.

mandysea said...

This was wonderful!! I dusted off my heatgun!


last day- but still
Here is my lo with heat embossing on stamps over paint over recycle packaging