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Best ink for heat embossing?
Just joined today & already love the 'spot.' Want to add heat embossing to my repertoire but unsure of which ink/glue I need to use. Maybe it is just where I am shopping or that I don't know exactly what I am looking for, but when I look at the items available, I end up more confused since there is not much info on the packages. Any help/referrals to the best type/brand would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Hey craftgirl! welcome to the forums! Besides our forums here you can also look for educational information on the tabs up top. Under stamping, getting started there is a great article on heat embossing that i linked here: http://www.spottedcanary.com/heat_embossing.htm . Hope it helps to answer your embossing questions!
Hi, Craft Girl-
Welcome to stamping! You're gonna love it! =) For heat embossing you need either a pigment ink stamp pad or an actual embossing ink stamp pad. Once you get more experience with stamping and embossing, you will realize how many ink options there are, but, for now, those two are the basics. Be patient with yourself and just go with it. Have fun and remember that making mistakes is part of the process of learning. Sometimes the mistakes can actually lead to new ideas. Relax and have fun. You'll do great. Marisela
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Hi Craftgirl. To heat emboss, you will need either pigment ink or embossing ink. One type of embossing ink is called Versamark. You will also need embossing powder and a heat gun. There are many videos on the Internet, especially You Tube and Splitcoast Stampers. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post links to other sites here, so just type in the names and add .com to get to their websites. HTH and happy stamping!
I prefer using my Staz-on solvent ink with clear embossing powder. The trick is to have everything layed out in front of you so you can stamp, sprinkle, shake off, and heat. The reason I do it is because I find the solvent inks when clear embossed are much more vibrant. I also use my SU embossing pad to make it easier to shake off the excess powder.
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