November 12, 2012

Double Embossed Chipboard with Rachel Walsh

Hi Twiddley Fans,

Today our Design Team Member RACHEL WALSH shares her tips for double embossed chipboard.

Here we go!

Supplies you’ll need:

Chipboard pieces - I used Twiddley ALPHA001 Groove Alphabet
Embossing folder & Big Shot or Cuttlebug (or similar)
Embossing pen
Versamark ink pad
Stazon Ink Pad
Fine embossing powder
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
Heat gun 


Step 1  
If you want to emboss your chipboard (so the pattern is raised), ink your pieces with stazon ink and dry it off with your heat gun for a moment.  Insert it into your chosen embossing folder & move it around until you’re happy with the way the pattern appears.  Emboss or de-boss (so the pattern is sunk) your chipboard as desired – I de-bossed mine.  If you’ve de-bossed, ink with your stazon ink after running it through your Big Shot or other suitable embossing machine.  
Step Two
When your stazon ink is dry, use your embossing pen to highlight the pattern, and sprinkle with your fine embossing powder.  Heat with your heat gun to set.  If you’ve missed a few spots, wait until it cools, and then use your pen to fill in the gaps before sprinkling with powder & heating again. 

 Step Three
Using your Versamark ink pad, cover the entire piece of chipboard with ink, then cover with clear UTEE.  Heat, allow to cool, re-ink with the Versamark, and cover with UTEE again, finishing with heating to melt the powder.  I used three layers of UTEE to make it nice & thick and shiny.  If you’re quick, you can sprinkle a second/third layer of UTEE on while it’s still hot from heating the first time, but I find I get better results if I allow it to cool & re-ink between layers. 
When you’re happy, use your chipboard pieces on your desired project – I have used mine to make this very simple card for my parents-in-law, who celebrate their 52nd Wedding Anniversary this week. 

Thanks so much Rachel and happy creating!

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