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Old 09-09-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
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Is there a trick to keeping vellum smooth when using a heat gun to emboss? Mine always seems to get warped when I do it.

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Old 09-09-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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I have the same problem. Anyone???
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:13 AM   #3
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We did this on our wedding invitations - My solution was to let DH do it because he had more patience with it.

In all seriousness, I have been told that wrapping a magazine with aluminum foil and using clip board help with embossing. The aluminum foil will help the paper heat evenly. I haven't tried it yet myself.

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The best results I have had have been clipping the vellum to a clipboard that has a magazine on it with aluminum foil wrapped around it. I have found that it works best for all my embossing (vellum or cardstock). Also, make sure you keep the heat gun moving constantly.

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I have had the best luck by using a clothes pin to hold the vellum and heat from the underside. Also a clipboard covered with foil to lay the vellum on helps - right side up on that one! Joni
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:39 AM   #6
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The foil definitely works! Also move the heat gun around a lot because it makes the heat spread out across the foil. The even heat will help the vellum stay flat.
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can you just lay the vellum on top of the foil w/o the clipboard?
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