I embossed and I want to do it again, and again, and AGAIN!
Today, I am sharing my new favorite DIY toy, the HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II. You will have a chance to win one at the end of this post!
Heat guns are amazing and great to have in your DIY tool arsenal. They do countless things that I will share at the end of this post, but today I want to focus on embossing.
If you are not familiar with embossing, it is how you achieve that raised and printed look on paper. You can use this technique on other things too, but today we are going to focus on paper. It is great to use with your favorite rubber stamps.
Here’s a tutorial on how to emboss like a boss. I really just wanted to say that!
Since, we are spending our summer months in Connecticut, I wanted a little memento I could bring home with us and add to our gallery wall. DIY state art seemed like a great choice.
To emboss you will need:
• a rubber stamp or template
• cardstock for your print
• fine tip paint brush (only if using template)
• clear embossing ink
• embossing powder
• heat gun
For my DIY state art, I used a downloaded state image from this source. I just cut it out and used it as my template and inked the outline.
Before you begin, make sure you protect your surfaces. I also recommend working outside if you can or in a very well ventilated area.
Above is a step-by-step image tutorial. Basically, it is simple:
1) Stamp or paint on your embossing ink.
2) Pour your embossing powder over the ink and shake the excess off on a spare piece of paper. You can use your paper to add it back into its container so you can use it again.
3) Use your heat gun to set the powder in the ink. It will raise up and have a glossy sheen.
* I found it helpful to have a spare paint brush on hand to help brush the excess embossing powder off my print. Just make sure not to touch where your ink is or you could risk smudging your print.
After my practice run I made a gold one. It has such a pretty sheen to it!
I can’t wait for the stamps I ordered to come in and play some more with embossing! I want to emboss everything right now! It’s a bit addicting!
The HomeRight Heat Pro Deluxe II has some pretty amazing applications! Here’s some of the things you can use it for:
Embossing (as seen here).
Removal of: paint, urethane from furniture and woodwork, stickers and bumper stickers, vinyl flooring, linoleum, laminate, caulk, wood putty.
Drying metal surfaces prior to painting, ignition system.
Heating shrink-wrap, window shrink coverings, frozen locks and water pipes, bearings and gears, loosening rusted bolts.
You can also solder water pipes, weld plastic, bend plastic/poly carbonate, and wax skis with it!
It comes with several attachments for scraping and different nozzles to control how the heat is directed. I used the concentrator nozzle for embossing.
It also has a side dial to control the temp and 2 speeds. The top of the gun lets you know what temp you are at. I found the sweet spot for embossing to be 340 degrees on the low setting.
This is going to come in handy for so many projects we have left to do back on the home front. I can’t wait to use it to remove paint and urethane!
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Happy Monday friends! I am going to do another embossing project soon to share with you!