Sorry this took so long to post…..life ya know?!?
Below you will find the videos from yesterdays FB live ( they are split in two, internet issues mid video) AND I also did a clean version of it and put it on YouTube, you can watch it below as well.
A few tips for making a successful impression:
- Use RUBBER stamps, Photopolymer can be damaged by the heat ( I was not taking chances by ruining any, if you’re daring, let us know)
- Get a freshly inked up Versamark pad, you will need it to emboss and to stamp your rubber stamp in to protect it
- I HIGHLY recommend using “The Boss” which you can buy by clicking the link, it is an Incredible tool to make your Heat Tool so much easier and better to use.
- old Cutting Board and Tin Foil, this will help your layers of embossing heat and smooth out faster and more evenly
- Reverse Tweezers, they can help hold or pick up tiny things if needed, I will have a link to one similar to what I hav below, this one is cheaper and FREE Prime shipping ( it is an image link)
- If you”squiggle” the stamp when you put it down on purpose, it does not really add to the image, it seems to work better with just setting it down. BUT if you ” squiggle it a bit when putting it down by mistake, it did not seem to mess up the image. You will understand better once you watch the video.
- Use THICK Whisper White paper to emboss on, it will make them hold up better
I foresee lots of these in the future, you can die cut them afterwards and they look pretty cool. You can die cut and then emboss and stamp as I did with the cross and rectangle.
You can mix powders if you’d like: Mixing a color and silver looks really neat!
You can reheat and re-stamp if you mess it up, it is really a VERY COOL TECHNIQUE!
What will you create? I would love to see some of what you did here on the blog in the comments!
I will create some cards with these above images and post them at a later time!
Until next time,
Easier to watch prerecorded YouTube video below!
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