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Old 08-04-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default vellum for heat embossing

Is there a type or weight that is best for doing the stained glass technique? Thanks!
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I've heat embossed on vellum just over the past few days. I recommend shopping for 'vellum card stock' rather than 'vellum paper'. Here's why:
The lighter weights are quite flimsy, yet are very sheer. Ex: 17 lb., 28 lb. Heat embossing on these is tricky at best with warping that cannot be flattened.

I like the results I get using translucent vellum card stock ... with the weight being in the 40's. 43 lb. is the lightest of these that I've tried. 48 lb is just a wee bit heavier. Both can withstand heat embossing without warping ... unless a person is too heavy-handed with the heat tool I would guess. I do heat until the powder is completely smooth & shiny all over, such as I would want on a smooth cover card stock.

I did a quick internet search, finding one online store that offers a variety of weights just to show what's out there. Lots of companies offer vellum ... just choose the heavier weight for happy embossing.
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thank you! That is a lot of good information!
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