• Embossing powders can be melted with a Heat Gun or under a toaster oven top element.
• When using a Heat Gun, warm it up for a few
seconds before aiming at the paper to emboss. Hold the craft tool a few inches away from the
paper surface and heat evenly.
As soon as you see the embossing change – whether raised, metallic,
glitter, or matte, the
heating is completed.
• To use embossing powders, work with your prints before they dry.
• Embossing powders can be used over any type of
water-based ink including dye, pigment and embossing inks. When working with dye ink, move quickly since dye
ink is fast-drying.
• Use a sheet of clean paper under your print while
pouring embossing powder.
Remove excess powder by tilting the card and
sliding it off the card surface onto the scrap paper.
Tap the back of the image
with your finger to release any excess powder that doesn’t stick
to the embossing ink.
When you are finished, roll the paper into
a funnel and return the excess embossing powder back to the
jar for the next use – no waste!
• If any stray embossing powder is still on the
paper, use a small paint brush to whisk it off of
the surface – otherwise it will melt onto the paper when heat embossed.
• Embossing powders work as a resist for overprinting/overpainting.
• Remember, when using embossing ink, that clear ink
will not affect the color of the embossing powder. Tinted inks can affect the color of the embossing,
depending upon how clear or light the base of the embossing powder is.
For instance, if the tinted
ink has a blue base, and the embossing powder has a clear base, the finished embossing may
appear to have a blue tint.
• Use the fabulous Non-Stick Craft Sheet to protect your work
surface when heat embossing.
• Remember: when using pigment ink on glossy materials,
you must use embossing powder and heat emboss or the ink will never dry on this non-porous
• Don’t be afraid to mix and match embossing powders
to create your own recipes/combinations for added fun!
• Embossing powders can be used on paper, paper
mache, wood, clay and more!
Embossing Powder Types: - not just shiny!
There are such a variety of
embossing powders--each with specific features to
create exactly the look you want. Try using the same image on
white cardstock with different powders and discover
the numerous looks you can achieve. Use over black
pigment or on dark cardstock to see how the same embossing powder
creates a very different effect!
RangerInk was the first to bring heat embossing to
artists and crafters in 1980 and since then has created well over 100
powders, ranging in finishes from
shiny, metallic, puffy, textured, antiqued,
pearlized and glitzy. All of Ranger's Embossing
Powders are non-toxic and acid free.
Embossing Powders –
original embossing powder product. There are a variety
of basic colors that create raised metallic,
sparkly and opaque finishes.
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel™ (UTEE™) - is a
specially formulated, large particle embossing
powder. Use a heat tool to produce an extra-thick
embossed image or melt UTEE in the Ranger Melting
Pot®. Pour into molds to create 3-D artifacts or dip
to coat a variety of objects for one-of-a-kind art
UTEE Brightz™ - Ultra Thick Embossing
Enamels have an opaque, pearlescent quality and come
in breathtakingly vibrant colors. They’ll add extra
shimmer and pizazz to embossing projects.
Super Fine Detail™ Embossing Powder –Fine
embossing powders ideal for very detailed
Embossing Pearls™ - Pearlized, interference
embossing powders for subtle, pearl elegance on
light papers, and more dramatic pearlized effects on
Adirondack® Embossing Powder– Semi-matte finish
that coordinates beautifully with the rest of the
Adirondack product line.
Distress™ Embossing Powder – Specifically
designed to match Distress Ink™ colors, these
embossing powders have a special property that
creates a matte, textured look. After embossing,
simply rub off the special release crystals to
create a weathered, worn effect.
Ancient Golds™ Embossing Powder – Metallic golds
in a variety of finishes from bright to antique.
Also included are clear-based embossing powders with
encrusted finishes for a golden, glittery effect.
Embossing Antiquities™ – Semi-matte and matte
embossing powder with an all-over even texture that
achieves the look of faux stone. Some have a mixture
of metallic in it for added sheen.
Embossing Puffs™– Create a warm, fuzzy look
that puffs when heated for surface dimension.
Embossing Glitter™ – Glitter you can emboss!
It's in a clear base to let the color ink, glue, and
paper underneath show through.
Embossing Tinsel™– Show glitz and glamour with
glitter in an opaque or pearl embossing powder base.
Try it on white or light cardstock or pile on the
glitz on dark cardstock.