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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Making an Album, Embossed Flowers Day 3

I had to share this step I learned during the u-stream video Kathy at Paper Phenomenon  showed us. There are several videos available on u-stream and you-tube...these are called Arlene flowers I believe.
Embossed flowers would be another name.
You start with a versa mark glue pad, I know there are other types a pads available, this is the one I seen them being made with. There are also several types of versa mark, I used the plain or clear one.
I used Utee embossing powder , it come in a large bottle, I would imagine you could used any type clear powder . I STRONGLY recommend using an old tweezer.
You can use and type flower you would like to be shiny, these I used were Prima from an assortment, some came in my kit I purchased from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon.
I keep my clear and white embossing powders in these Ziploc containers because I use them so often. It is so much easier to use in this bowl. This is my embossing gun, I own two different types, use what you are comfortable with. I have been told a blow dryer will not work because it doesn't get hot enough.
I started by working with one flower at a time. I pushed the flower into the embossing pad until well covered. Then I made sure I placed the cover back on the pad till I needed to use for another flower. You will only need to press the flower into the pad once.Next I dipped into the embossing powder while holding with my tweezers. I am working on a craft pad from careful what you have down on the table because things get sticky and hot.
Once the flower is heated, I re-dip the flower in the powder and shake off and re-heat again. You will do this three times with the heat and embossing powder on each flower.

This last picture shows a couple examples of two flowers I made, they are so shiny!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back again the next few days to see the next steps in making my album.
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  1. super cute! Love how shiny they are, are they brittle?

  2. oh is this ever fabulous!!!!! i love it! you're a great teacher!!!!

  3. Hi Dawn, the flowers are beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished treasure! xoxo Julie Marie

  4. Very neat!!! I wish I wasn't so scared to use an embossing gun...

  5. yummy, I'm so glad you shared this fantastic tirck with us. I must try this one! Our storms are over and we're having HOT weather today, the little girl is having a pool party today.
    kim xXx

  6. Hi Dawn,

    Love the flower tutorial! Have you ever tried using the ultra thick clear embossing by Ranger....

    I used that on a tag, 3 times, then flex it, to produce cracks. Then rub with distressed in, wipe off the excess, reheat it, if you want it smooth. Very cool technique.

    Have a beautiful Saturday.

  7. I finally took the time to go back to the beginning to see what you've been creating. Such a great project, Dawn!! I love embossed flowers, so what a tip to share!!

  8. oh I totally need to get the things for heat embossing, it looks fabulous! thanks for sharing!

  9. Oh I love the shine to the flowers! Beth


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