Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Heat embossing

  1. #1
    Senior Scrapper Auburngirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got a question about heat embossing. I love using embossing powders and the heat gun. However, every time I do, the heat curls my paper. Am I holding it to close? How do you keep your paper from curling up?
    Diana
    Proud Grammy of Maggie Lane
    War Eagle!!

    Check out what's happenin' at my blog:
    http://www.dianasausomecreationsetc.blogspot.com

  2. #2
    Senior Scrapper Auburngirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got a question about heat embossing. I love using embossing powders and the heat gun. However, every time I do, the heat curls my paper. Am I holding it to close? How do you keep your paper from curling up?
    Diana
    Proud Grammy of Maggie Lane
    War Eagle!!

    Check out what's happenin' at my blog:
    http://www.dianasausomecreationsetc.blogspot.com

  3. #3
    Scrapper ScrappyPam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern Alabama
    Posts
    377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I mostly emboss on cardstock, which helps with this, as it's thicker than paper. It's so easy to overheat with these heat guns. Without seeing what you're doing, I'm guessing that you might be holding it too close (should be at least 2-3 inches away from your design) and perhaps too long. Once you see the powder melt, move on to the next area.

    You want to do a small area of your design at a time, then move on to the next area. But you don't ever want to hold that gun still. Use small rotating motions, so that the heat doesn't get applied to one spot. (I also use long tweezers to hold the paper and protect my fingers.)

    With paper, only heat as much as the powder needs - any more, and you risk scorching and curling your paper. Takes a bit of practice!

    Pam
    Red Rubber Designs
    www.RedRubberDesigns.com
    ~*~*~*~

  4. #4
    Senior Scrapper Dianacraftstoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ham Lake, MN
    Posts
    4,292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do mine like Pam does too. It just takes practice to get it down right. Keep trying and let us know if these suggestions help.

    Diana
    Diana

  5. #5
    Senior Scrapper jujuann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Western NC
    Posts
    19,315
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since I was wondering the same thing, thanks for the explanation.
    Judith

  6. #6
    Senior Scrapper Auburngirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    540
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks girls. I tried it again yesterday and let off on the heat a little. Seems to help some. I was not embossing, I was just drying some ink where I had just printed on the cardstock. The paper has a sheen to it and the ink didn't seep in as well as it does on regular paper, so I put the heat gun to it. I held it off about 4 inches and used a sweeping motion. It did fine. Now, the test will be on the embossing powder!
    Thanks for your help!
    Diana
    Proud Grammy of Maggie Lane
    War Eagle!!

    Check out what's happenin' at my blog:
    http://www.dianasausomecreationsetc.blogspot.com


 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •