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May 24th, 2010, 10:38 PM
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I love heat embossing but have only done it with the embossing powders. A nice heat gun is worth the investment imo. I just do it as Kelsey posted and pay attention to not holding it too close as I have burned paper before and if you don't burn it, it could cause the paper to curl. Another thing you might want to have on hand is some tongs or tweezers especially if embossing something small as it can get pretty hot on your fingers otherwise. Buying nice, quality embossing powders is wise, too - you can see a difference. I bought some powders from an ebay seller that were reasonable and nice (I'd have to look up the name) and then the SU! ones are nice, too. Make sure you get the powder onto your image before it dries to get complete coverage - and pigment ink will work, too. I also use a fine brush sometimes to brush any excess powder off that tapping might not remove.

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