Heat embossing is a good way to create attractive embellishments, trims or decoration for your scrapbook projects, cards, calendars or other paper craft items.

Heat embossing is easy to do, eye catching, and once you have purchased your Embossing Heat Tool , it is relatively inexpensive. If you don’t have a heating tool, you might get away with heating your stamping powders over the burner on your stove — but this is an awkward solution.  I expect we’ve all tried hair dryers, but they are not hot enough to work.

In the video below, I have demonstrated two heat embossing techniques: one use a watermark ink such as Versamark combined with a colored, opaque embossing powder, and the other using a pigment ink combined with transparent, clear embossing powder.

In addition to the two methods demonstrated, you can also add attractive details to the edges of your matting or other papers by simply running either your Versamark or your pigment ink along the edges of a paper. Then, sprinkle with powder and heat as shown in the video.

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