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Old 06-19-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default Heat embossing help....

What am I doing wrong......

White cs - white embossing powder

When I heat this up some of it turns shiny, some turns gray and doesn't look like any powder was on it to begin with. So, I tried again ensuring that I had powder over the whole image. Part of it again looks gray and not embossed.

Help please.......

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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You might be overheating it. It's quite hard to see white on white so it's trickier to judge when you need to move on. If powder gets overheated it goes through the raised and shiny phase and flattens out as well as looking dull and darker.

Try holding your heat tool underneath your cardstock. It takes a little bit longer but it's usually a bit easier to see what's happening as you haven't got the distraction of the gun itself being in the way. As soon as you see an area start to melt, move the gun along.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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Thanks much! I'll try it. I wondered if it was the white/white. I want to sponge the background which is why I'm doing white/white.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #4
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Even when I use white embossing powder, I try to use white ink as well....it seems to help with the color staying true.
When I emboss, I always look at the paper at an angle so I can see when the sheen happens. Also don't put the heat too close.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Thanks ladies! I got sidetracked this morning so I haven't had a chance to get back to this.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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I get best results stamping with a juicy Versamark pad, when I use white embossing powder. Seems like it takes alot of ink to hold the white powder. Also I found Stampendous Detail White powder works better than the powders that are larger grains.
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I've just done some white on white, to sponge over, using the Swallowtail Butterfly stamp. i got the best results using Versamark & white, or Clear Embossing ink & White. I tried Brilliance Moonlight White Pearlescent pigment & white, and it didn't work so well. This post. Not sure if the pigment pad was a little too dry? The clear or Versamark works much better.
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