Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
wants to know: "Is there such a thing as matte embossing powder?"
A: Wow! has a clear matte powder. Distress embossing powders are designed to have a more matte and textured finish. Check out Emerald Creek for some really interesting special effect and blended powders, especially the Baked Velvet and Baked Texture lines. I was playing with some layered powders last night on a paper bead, and found that the oils from my fingers dulled the finish just with a little handling (I wanted that effect, so that was good!). Not sure if that works with all powders, but it did with the Ultrathick Embossing Enamel. Overheating regular powders can dull them as well, if you want to experiment with what you already have.