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Multi-tasking can be Dangerous!

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The other day in the studio, I thought I would do some quick heat embossing before leaving for the morning. I turned on the heat gun but then realized I did not have enough light in the early morning hours to see how the embossing was progressing. So, with the piece being embossed AND the heat gun still in hand, I tried to turn on the lamp by my work table – not easy to do with hands already full.  But, I managed to finally get the light on while still embossing so as not to waste time.  Happy that I had been able to accomplish this, I put everything away and prepared to head out the door. I looked down to grab my bag when I saw this pictured above.  I burned a hole right through the sweater I was wearing!  You can see the black embossing powder around the edges.  Luckily, I was not burned and the only casualty was the sweater.

Word to the wise – do NOT multi-task with a heat gun – EVER!

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Creative Chemistry 102: Tarnished Silver

One more to share from Creative Chemistry 102.  Distress Embossing Ink, silver embossing powder, ultra thick embossing powder and some Distress paint.

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The hearts were die cut out of grungeboard and it amazes me that I am able to get this wonderful metallic effect on paper.

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Creative Chemistry 102: Embossing through Stencils

Today in Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes we used layering stencils with heat embossing. Stencil -> ink -> emboss -> stencil -> ink.

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Taking the stencil only part of the way to the left allowed me to create a nice fade out.

You’ve got to try it!

Lisa