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Old 09-15-2004, 04:29 PM   #1  
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Default enamel look with embossing powder

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A couple weeks ago Carol Duvall had an episode where they made an enamel looking necklace out of cardboard and embossing powder -
I tried making one and it turned out okay but the problem was that the embossing powder kept blowing away. Do I need a different heat gun that does not blow so much or what am I doing wrong?
I used the dragonfly punch with the shrink plastic and applied those instead of the chunks that she used and that looked great. I thought that they would be fun to make some shapes on cardstock and coat them and use them on card fronts.
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try heating from the bottom. Did you use an embossing ink first before you put the powder on the cardboard? That will help the powder stick.
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One method I like to use for heating embossing powder for these projects is to put it on a non-stick baking sheet and bake it in my toaster oven.

Also, if you have an electric skillet, set it on the teflon baking sheet down in the skillet and heat it that way.

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One method I like to use for heating embossing powder for these projects is to put it on a non-stick baking sheet and bake it in my toaster oven. HTH,
Julie HRR, please say you have toaster oven dedicated to crafts. It isn't safe to use the oven for food after it is used for crafts. I use mine for poly shrink & glaze embossing. The SS kids and the big stamping kids love the poly shrink in the oven. SU Glassy Glaze Enamel is the best for the look you want.
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Julie HRR, please say you have toaster oven dedicated to crafts. It isn't safe to use the oven for food after it is used for crafts. I use mine for poly shrink & glaze embossing. The SS kids and the big stamping kids love the poly shrink in the oven. SU Glassy Glaze Enamel is the best for the look you want.[/quote]

So i played all day with my little tiles and testing inks and such and used lots of utee in my toaster...i shouldnt use it to cook now?
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So i played all day with my little tiles and testing inks and such and used lots of utee in my toaster...i shouldnt use it to cook now?[/quote]

In the past I have used my kitchen oven & toaster oven but then I saw warnings in magazines & on craft shows, sooo I took my toaster oven to the craft room. Who has time to cook anyway when the craft room is more inviting. The fumes from the plastics and dyes in crafts stay in the oven and can contaminate your food. I did buy another toaster oven for the kitchen, I have to make morning toast for Feathers & Dr Pepper.
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well this just really bites.

i don't have the money to get another toaster oven right now.

oh well, who needs to eat when once can melt utee
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yes, my toaster oven is dedicated to crafts and not used for food preparation--rest easy! And, thank you for caring enough to bring up that important subject! A lot of folks don't pay attention to that stuff and they should!

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I put it in my Christmas wish list, asking for a used one from Salvation Army or what have you as I was only wanting it for crafts; unfortunately my MIL went and bought me a brand new one, with rather deluxe features. I explained to her that was too costly and she should take it back and just go to the junk store for one, cheap, but she refused, so now i have this beautiful toaster oven to craft with!!!!

My mother also gave me a brand new pasta machine for polymer clay (which I have yet to use).

I am spoiled...



Paisley--consider shopping for these items at the Good Will stores--I found my electric skillet for melting embossing powder for only $4!!!!!!! Works great! I also saw toaster ovens for $5-10!!!! Sure beats $35 for a new one, considering what you plan to use it for!
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This is a perfect excuse to have a craft room with a sink, fridge, microwave and assorted appliances set aside not for cooking, but for crafting!

I need a bigger house.. . . .
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If you use the skillet or the toaster oven what settings do you use? And do you just put them in or do you put them on something first?
I guess I will be checking out the Goodwill store! And can you put the poly clay in the toaster oven?
I don't have one so I have no idea if they have settings for temp etc.
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Why would you need a separate toaster oven if you use the same oven to do shrinky-dinks that you cook a turkey in? Just curious.
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