(Closed) Embossing……………….Need DIY Advice

posted 5 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They should be available at Michaels, I’ve gotten both there before.  In the store here, they are in the aisle with all the rubber stamps, usually near the scrapbook supplies.  I’ve also seen them at AC Moore, Hobby Lobby and pretty much any craft store.  I don’t have a prefered brand, I just use whatever the craft store had in stock. You do need the embossing ink (or a slow drying ink but if you don’t do a lot with stamping, you are better off sticking to embossing ink).  The embossing ink stay “wet” longer so the powder can stick to it.  For a custom stamp, I would look on etsy.

Tips:

Rub your paper with a dryer sheet before stamping and embossing. It will make it super easy to brush off the extra powder afterwards.  

Experiment with scrap paper a few times before you start your project.  It can take a few tries to get used to the process

Make sure you use even pressure across the stamp so you get ink on allll of it.  Again even pressure when you stamp it so all of the image ends up on the paper.  

If you have more questions let me know!

Post # 4
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10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I got a stamp from rubberstamps.net. I sent a black and white picture and they made me this:

 

Post # 6
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Like I said its usually tucked in with the stamping supplies.  Its actually pretty easy to miss because the aisle doesn’t say embossing or anything, or have a really separate area even, but if you look at the ink pads, you’ll find some labeled embossing.  Usually the powders are nearby.  I’ve definitly had to look around to find what I needed sometimes.  

Post # 7
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Joann’s Fabrics and Hobby Lobby sell it too!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I had great results using clear embossing powder like this 

http://www.joann.com/super-fine-detail-embossing-powders/prd28286

and colored pigment ink. (i used colorbox pigment ink) You just need ink that will stay wet long enough for the powder to stick on it, so either embossing ink or pigment ink should work well. 

I tried using colored embossing powder but it did not work well for me. No matter how much I rubbed the paper with a dryer sheet or embossing buddy, I still got tiny powder dust that I could not brush off. Clear powder was much more foolproof for me. 

Post # 10
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It will depend on the size of your stamp, and how many times you are stamping each invite.  An inkpad should be good for over 100 images, but it can vary.  

Post # 11
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use clear embossing powder with colored ink, seems to work better that way.

One jar of embossing powder should DEFINITELY cover 100 invites. Embossing uses barely any powder.

Do you have a heat gun?

Michaels sells it all and that’s where I buy  mine, normally in the stamp section.

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