My first upload! I really like this set, so I wanted a set of dry embossing stencils for it. I made them using a stencil cutting tool with 4 mil blank stencil. It's hard to see in the photo but you can really feel the 3D texture.
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2005 GMT Views: 1493
Aww, shucks! Glad you liked it.
Here's more details on the stencil cutting for those who are interested: the blank stencil was a sheet of 4 mil thick polyester stencil material I had lying around (I think you can buy them in the stencil painting area of craft stores). I cut them with a tool called the Hot Marks from Walnut Hollow--it's like a little soldering iron with different tips. You stamp on the blank stencil with Stazon or other permanent ink, then place it on a piece of sheet glass and use the tool to slowly trace the design. It melts a thin line through the material and you just pop out the pieces. I actually stamped the flowers twice, then cut out different petals on each flower that were not touching each other, so I could get dry embossing of each separate petal. Then you just use the stencil as for any dry embossing stencil. To give more curve to the leaf, after embossing I put the paper design side down on a dishtowel and embossed again with a much larger embossing tool (it was actually an agate cabochon glued to the end of a pencil). This was kind of wordy--hope it helps.