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Old 12-30-2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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When embossing, how do you keep your paper smooth? Every time I emboss my paper warps, no matter how even I try to keep the heat.
Any tips?
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Old 12-30-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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I just watched a video by Gina K and she said that pre-heating your tool helps prevent warping.
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I also saw that video, and others by Jennifer Macguire. The advice seems to be to make sure your heat gun is fully hot - let it heat for about 20 seconds first- before applying to the card.

Only heat each area just until the powder begins to melt, then move on.
Apply the heat to one area at a time, don't wave the gun all over the piece.
Apply heat alternately to the front and back of the cardstock helps to correct any warping that does occur.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:49 AM   #4
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Heating from the top and bottom is key, A good adhesive will usually take care of any remaining warping.
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Inexpensive cardstock that is 65# could be the problem as well.
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:37 PM   #6
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Great tips! Really appreciate all the input.
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My favorite way to heat emboss is with thick watercolor paoer!!! Never have any problems and then watercoloring after is so FUN!!! It gives the watercolor painting great dimention!!!!
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