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Old 07-05-2008, 07:44 AM   #1  
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Default Dry Embossing help

I hate to start a new thread...but there are just too many pages to go through.
I have yet to find a search to the individual topic treads.

I just received my first SU brass template and Rolling Ball Empressor, I did not get a light table (too much) but it was stated with this type of empressor, one wasn't needed.

I need a little guidance for use, please.

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I just recently did some dry embossing with the Empressor. What I did was to hold the cardstock firmly over the template with my left hand while embossing with my right hand. I started in the middle (approximately) and just moved the Empressor around until I could tell I was in the grooves on the template. After using it a little, I could tell by the feel of it when I was following the design correctly. I also would frequently lift up one corner of the cardstock to see what parts of the design I had missed. With just a little practice, it was easy to get the hang of!
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It does help to lightly rub wax paper on the rubbing side of the cardstock b4 you start. I do prefer to use a light table, even with the Empressor. If you feel that you need some light, but the template up against a window & put your paper on it to emboss.
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I have a customer who couldn't afford the light table. She took a clear cake pan and placed a long line under it and uses it for her light table. I thought she was VERY creative. This also enables her to buy more stamps ect... from me.

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You can also hold your template and paper against a window and dry emboss right there. Besides dry embossing without a light table you will also get a great arm workout!
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You can also hold your template and paper against a window and dry emboss right there. Besides dry embossing without a light table you will also get a great arm workout!
if you are muscle challanged and don['t want to wear out your poor arm--- you can also shine a flashlight into the side of any clear tupperwear or casserole dish.... and emboss on top of that.

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I have a glass top coffee table...flashlight underneath shining up does the trick for me...and no $$$$
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What cool money saving ideas. I have a light table similar to the SU! and I love it, especially for the intricate large format templates. But for years I used a little plexiglass one I bought at Mikes for $10. It worked just fine for most things but it was not bright enough to see through darker cardstock. You might want to check out the little one if you plan to do a lot of embossing because I guarantee once you start with the intricate designs your arm is going to get very, very tired at the window.
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Does the SU light table shine through even the heavy SU darker colors, any body know? I am thinking about buying it, but it would be nice to know this ahead of time. TIA
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I have not ever dry embossed before. This may have been covered in a tutorial at some point in time, but I have not been able to locate it. Does anyone have some simple instructions for dry embossing using a brass template and how they decorated it?

Thanks so much in advance for any help you can give me!
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You can also purchase light tables in craft stores for under $15.

If I dry emboss with a brass stencil, I prefer to use the Fiskars embossing tool. I find the smaller size is much easier.

I also purchased an Empressor from AC Moore, but don't really understand the better idea of it.

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where are just tutorials listed?
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That's a great question! I would like to know the answer to that also!
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Tutorials are in the Resources section. Just click on the word Resources in the upper right hand corner of any page.
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i have the light table from su and i am very disappointed. it does not shine through the CS. It is not bright enough. I would not buy it if I were you. Buy something else with that money. The CS is too thick.
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I don't think any light table is strong enough to shine through really dark cardstock. That's what I've heard, anyway.
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Can someone tell me how to make dots which look like dry embossing with your crop-adile?
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I actually just found out how to do it by going to the thread on tutorials under Beate's site on the crop-a-dile. Really easy! Just use 2 on the top and A on the bottom - now lining them up and equal spacing is more difficult.
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If you have the crafters tool kit or mat pack from SU, the plastic template in it (normally used for brads and eyelets) is perfect for making a row of dots with the CAD.
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