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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Heat Embossing on Vellum - Tutorial

 Heat Embossing on Vellum

Never under estimate the power of VELUM. One of my most favourite things to do is heat emboss on velum using my printer.I have an ink jet printer and with it I can print in any colour, unlike having to own several different colours of ink or embossing powder you can print out in any colour you like.

Printing on velum can be a little messy, remember that velum is a plasticized paper and therefore the ink will sit on top of the paper for a little while longer than standard printer paper.Once you have printed the velum, immediately cover the image with clear embossing powder , shake off the excess and heat.

Because there is so much ink sitting on top of the velum you get a very raised embossed image.I also like to use a metallic embossing powder for a metal look; add a little bit of distress ink and you have a tarnished metal look.

Use Versamark clear ink and clear embossing powder with a snowflake stamp for a subtle image that is sure to catch a few eyes.

  • Ink jet printer
  • Velum
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Metallic embossing powder (optional)
  • Stamps (optional)
 Not shown here is my Ink Jet printer

Versamark clear ink, stamp, metalic embossing powder
Versamark ink, snowflake stamp and clear embossing powder

I printed several images with the Ink Jet printer - they are WET

Cover with clear embossing powder, shake off excess and heat emboss

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