Hello! I’m Adela and for Tutorial Monday I’d like to share with you two embossing techniques for metal sheets: dry and heat embossing. Use this technique to add pizzazz to cards, or attach to a wooden or metal skewer to decorate a garden or pot! Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for dry and heat embossing on metal:
• Soda Can (flattened) or Metal Crafting Sheet
• Static Free Embossing Buddy
• Watermark Ink
• Heat Gun
• Stylus – Fine and Broad Tips
• Embossing Powder
• Cushioned Mat
PREPARE SODA CAN:
If you don’t have metal crafting sheet handy, try using a flattened soda can. For this you’ll need an empty and washed soda can, utility scissors and/or a crafting blade.
To remove the top and bottom of can, punch a hole right below the top curved area and cut around until the top is completely cut off. Cut down side of can and continue to cut at the lower curved area until you have a rectangle piece. Be very careful with the sharp edges. To flatten sheet, slide piece against corner of table or cover sheet with paper and press with warm iron.
Rub static free embossing buddy over metal sheet.
Stamp image onto metal sheet with a watermark ink.
Pour embossing powder over stamped image and shake excess off.
Place sheet on top of cushioned mat.
Apply slight pressure on the outside edge of image with the fine tipped stylus.
Trace other areas within the image for added emphasis. No need to trace every line!
Color image as desired with alcohol inks and/or alcohol markers (Copics®).
That’s it! Now you’re ready to add this embossed metal to your project. Have fun creating!
Stamp: Friends Til the End (PTI)
Paper: Black, Pool Party (SU!), Strawberry Kisses (Prima Marketing)
Inks: VersaMark, Copic® Markers, Stickles (Ranger)
Other: Frame-able Cutting File (Creations by AR), Scor-Pal Tape, Seam Binding Ribbon (SU!), Vintage Brad (SU!), Crochet Thread, Dimensional Adhesive