Originally Posted by scrapaholic007
I'm using old SU! clear embossing powder (at least 4 years old) and a Marvy 2500 heat tool. I'm finding my clear powder to be dull looking after heated rather than slick and shiny like I'm trying to achieve. I also have a hard time figuring out the flow of the air from the tool and can't ever really be sure I'm not over heating it.
Does anyone have recommendations for me? TIA
When things dont work out I always go to plan 2 which is make do or redo with what you have. If you dont want to waste the powder and its dull I would mix some embossing glitter in it. It may not be shiny but glittery is next best.
The other option is to use it as a build up embossing powder and when you want to make an object look old and cracked you build up layer at a time.The embossing powder and it doesnt matte if it is dull or not.When you have your layers you crack yourpiece and the dullness never shows. I love to use this technique on full roses.