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Old 10-27-2021, 04:57 PM   #1  
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Default Embossing powder 'Mistake'

You may already know about this. I stamped an image with Versamark and used Ranger Copper Super Fine Detail embossing powder. I used my heat gun and most of the powder melted, so to make it all melt I continued to heat it. Well, I overheated it and got a different effect: Instead of raised and shiny, it became flat with a sheen. Same color.
I was able to use the embossed images, as they are still pretty.
I have not done with with any other powder in any color, metallic or not so I don't know if this effect can be recreated at all !!
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Old 10-27-2021, 06:07 PM   #2  
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That sounds so cool! I love copper ep and don't see it used nearly enough. I'll have to try it.
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Most powders will change when they get overheated. Year ago, when heat embossing was our go-to technique for every project, it was actually named -- superheating. The effect will vary by which powder and especially what thickness of paper you use. On thin vellum, cheap lunch sacks, printer paper and thinner DSP you can create come really cool effects that look translucent.
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It can look distressed esp in the metallics which could be cool. But you can also burn the paper so be careful

BTW, you can fix it by stamping and putting on more powder. It will be higher. People do double embossing on purpose to get that but now there are some super thick powders so you dont have to.
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Hi. I've had the same problem with some of my embossing attempts. I figured out that using Michael's paper is one cause for the problem. I stopped using it for that purpose. I've tried other heavier papers and it seems to work out fine most of the time. I have to watch that I don't heat it too long. I'm not sure if the powder goes bad, so I've replaced several of my powders just in case. I do start heating from the back, which does help, especially with the heavier powder and glitter powder.

I hope this helps.
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Embossing powders are just fun, aren’t they. And especially metallics. I wanted so additional flecks of color to gold or bronze once, amd flicked on some Perlz powder, before I heated the e.p. Oh, boy! Was that ever pretty!
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Hi. I've had the same problem with some of my embossing attempts. I figured out that using Michael's paper is one cause for the problem. I stopped using it for that purpose. I've tried other heavier papers and it seems to work out fine most of the time. I have to watch that I don't heat it too long. I'm not sure if the powder goes bad, so I've replaced several of my powders just in case. I do start heating from the back, which does help, especially with the heavier powder and glitter powder.

I hope this helps.
I have seen this, too. I “overheated” my e.p, a few times, and it just soaked right into the paper.

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