A fun little project experimenting with heat embossing on material.
Ranger posted a short video yesterday of Claudine heat embossing on the sticky side of her canvas product. I thought I would take this idea & have a play using whatever I had to hand.
Calico fabric, sheets of double-sided adhesive, embossing powders (blue & gold), fibres, a Tim Holtz Sizzix alphabet die & Woodware heart paper punch.
I cut a heart shape freehand from an adhesive sheet & applied it to a square of white fabric.
Using the coated protective paper from the adhesive sheet, I punched out letters, using my Sizzix Sidekick die-cutting machine. I placed the die cut letters on the sticky heart, to make my masks.
I sprinkled blue embossing powder over the sticky surface, tapped off any excess & used a dry paint brush to clean away any powder that remained. I peeled off the masks & sprinkled gold embossing powder on the remaining sticky surface, again tapping off any excess powder.
The powder was then heat embossed, resulting in a glossy yet flexible surface.
I trimmed around the heart shape, fraying some of the edges.
I added a heart embellishment, by punching the shape from the adhesive sheet with the paper punch & using the same process as before.
To finish, I punched a hole through the top of the heart with my Crop-a-dile & tied my fibres.
Using the mask method gives an even level surface, but I prefer the result with the second layer of adhesive sheet. I like the raised surface it gives & as a bonus, the embossing itself is cleaner.