Splitcoaststampers-The Stamper's Community

Issue #727 June 24th 2020
Heat Embossing Basics  
Guest tutorial author Amber Rain Davis explores many variations for heat embossing techniques in card making.
Supplies you'll need for this project
  • Embossing inks
  • Embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Stamps
  • Stamp positioner
    Our Artist in Residence answers your questions
    Q: Judith asks: "What is the difference between a reactive ink and dye ink?"
    A: I think that most reactive inks have properties of dye inks, but not all dye inks are as reactive as others. The reactive inks I've used are hybrid inks that are formulated to have a longer open time, so they will stay wet for embossing, are more blendable, and will lift, feather, and spot more easily with the application of water. Regular dye inks soak into paper and dry quickly, so while they will react with water, the effect is usually less dramatic. Our product review team did an overview of the Colorbox Dyestress inks a while back (HERE and HERE) - they're no longer available, but the gallery entries and reviews will give you an idea of all the things reactive inks are capable of! Try out reactive inks from Hero Arts (Hero Hues), Ranger (Distress/Distress Oxide inks), Spectrum Noir (Harmony inks), and Ink on 3 (Atelier inks)!
    Feedback From Past Tutorials
    CharoMorada has an idea for the Envelope Album tutorial: "Absolutely perfect for this time! I will make a kit and mail it my granddaughters so we can make it in a virtual visit."

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    No special supplies are needed for next week's tutorial.
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    Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
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