Glue Stick Stencil-Embossing


Click HERE to see this tutorial in a slideshow format.

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This ATC was created using Colorbox Chalk stamp pads, gold embossing powder, a glue stick, a brass stencil, and some small foliage clear-stamps. I find that in embossing with glue sticks you get a lot more texture and dimension.

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Step 1 shows the supplies needed: brass stencil, glue-sticks, embossing powders, and heat gun

Step 2, place stencil on the paper you wish to emboss and rub glue-stick back and forth until you can see that the stencil is filled in.

Step 3, remove stencil and pour embossing powder over glue. (Please Note: I do not recommend UTEE for this technique if you are looking for precision and detail. A finer particle embossing powder works best.)

Step 4, pour excess powder back into container and apply heat gun to image.

Step 5 shows the embossed piece. Later I touched the piece up with some Colorbox Chalk stamp pads and added a bit of gold embossing around the edges, and applied the piece to an ATC (above).

A few places you might look for brass stencils (I personally have a special preference for Dreamweaver stencils) are your local craft, scrapbook, or stamp store. Online sources include:

http://www.brass-stencils.com/

http://www.franticstamper.com/

http://www.stencilwithstyle.com/

http://www.thestencilcollection.com/

I prefer to purchase my embossing powders locally, and I use mostly Ranger embossing powders from Suze Weinberg and Tim Holtz:

http://www.rangerink.com/

Aside Note: Be sure to click on the Techniques link in my side-bar to look for other technique articles. : )

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3 Comments »

  1. Sarah Said:

    I tried the glue stick tech. and I LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. 🙂

    Sarah

    http://www.caspiana.com

  2. Paulette Said:

    Thanks. I’m excited to try this.

  3. stampinorah Said:

    how do i get rid of that OBNOXIOUS white snap photo box that keeps popping up???? HELP


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