(Closed) embosssing on vellum

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know what is the best, but I  use versamark water mark ink pad when i do heat embossing.I have also used Ranger brand too.  I have only used embossing powder from Joann’s and Stampin’ Up. You have to order stampin up from a demonstrator, so I would say your best bet would be to go to someplace like Joann’s, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

Post # 5
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s not difficult to emboss on vellum, just watch that you don’t get the embossing gun too close to the vellum or it’ll start to burn and will go brown. Also, you want to hold the embossing gun underneath the vellum so you heat it up from the back. This keeps the vellum on top looking great even if you cook it a little bit.

As for what ink to use, you want pigment ink when embossing, not dye ink. It holds the embossing powder a lot easier. For brands, I’ve always liked Color Box. I’d suggest getting clear Color Box inkpad with brown embossing powder, but you can also get a brown inkpad and use clear embossing powder. It’s just slightly nicer if you have the colour in the powder.

Post # 6
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Jenniferk6:  Great advice!!  Vellum is sensitive to direct heat.  It can discolor and become brittle. 

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