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Multi-tasking can be Dangerous!


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.


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!