Thursday, January 22, 2009

Embossed Chipboard (with a little resist)

So I sat down to work on some projects yesterday and I wanted to do a cool technique...try some new things.  I had never embossed chipboard before, so that is where I started.  I bought a few embossing folders for the Cuttlebug and wanted to try them out.  Note: I do not have a Cuttlebug.  :)

Here's how to emboss chipboard:

1.  Using a spray bottle, get your chipboard wet.  
I did experiment with this, and it works much better with wet chipboard.  here's a picture of two pieces of chipboard.  The first one was embossed as normal (dry) and the second one I sprayed with water before embossing.  I am sure you can see the difference.  

2.  Place your piece of chipboard in the middle of your embossing folder.  
3.  Roll through your machine (if you have one).
*  I used my Quickutz Revolution for this.
*  You can use a rolling pin and roll over the embossing folder to emboss.
  *  Apparently you can even use a pasta maker to roll your embossing folder thru.  :)

4.  Your chipboard is now embossed.  If it is wet, allow it to dry before doing anything else with it.  

Now, just for fun...let's heat emboss your dry embossed chipboard.  :)  

Heat Embossing:

*  This helps your pattern stand out a bit more.

1.  Using my Versamark pad (a watermark ink pad), I rubbed it over my image, trying to just get the raised parts.  
2.  I poured clear embossing powder on my piece of chipboard.  
3.  I poured off excess onto a piece of paper and then back into my container.  
4.  *tip* I took a small paintbrush, and in the areas where I didn't want it to emboss but there was some powder I gently wiped it off.  
4.  I used my heat gun to heat emboss it.  

Now, because we haven't done enough techniques, let's throw in a little emboss resist.  :)

Emboss Resist:

1.  Taking my chipboard that is already heat embossed.  I simply sprayed glimmer mist on it.  (You have heard of doing this with regular ink, I wanted to try it with glimmer mist and it worked great!)
2.  Using a kleenex I wiped of the chipboard (it takes the ink of the embossed parts).  

Easy, schmeasy.  :)  


This is the piece of chipboard heat embossed with clear powder (with no ink):

This is a piece of chipboard heat embossed with clear powder and then sprayed with pink glimmer mist:

This is a piece of chipboard that is heat embossed with colored powder and then sprayed with brown glimmer mist:

I really had a lot of fun playing with this.  :)  Here are a couple finished projects using my pieces of chipboard...

In the ScrapLovers Store:
Versamark Pad (this is not the regular pad I used but a special "champagne" pad)

Supplies for "Thank You So Much" card:
Cardstock--Archivers, Patterned Paper--Making Memories, Stamp and Ink--Stampin' Up!, Chipboard--Maya Road, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Embossing Powders--Stampin' Up!, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, 3D Paint--Scribbles, Twill--DCWV

Supplies for "So Big" layout:
Papers--Graphic45, Sassafras Lass, Jenni Bowlin, Stamp--Catslife Press, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Chipboard--Maya Road, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Black Rhinestones--Marcella by K, Flower--Prima, Chipboard Journaling Spot--Sassafras Lass, Felt Letters--American Crafts, Decorative Tape--Prima, Lace and Button--vintage, Thread--DMC.  


Jingle said...

I love this! Thank you so much for sharing it! Now, I am going to ask you a HUGE favor! LOL! I just got a Revolution and I have ZERO dies! LOL! But, I do have a couple of CB embossing that what you used? Can I use them in the revolution for paper? Also, can i use CB dies in the Revolution and what other dies can I use? I am SO new to the die cut thing (which is funny 'cause I've scrapped for over a decade) and I would love any advice you have for this machine! Thanks in advance for your help!!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the tutorial ...absolutely fantastic and cannot wait to try it! love the card and the layout...adorable!

Pamela said...

Jingle, I did use the cuttlebug folders in the Revolution. I couldn't get it to work with my embossing plate that came with the revolution, but I just stuck two pieces of paper on the platform (to give it a little more height) and then put my CB embossing folder on top and wheeled it thru. Now I was working with chipboard, I haven't tried paper yet. :) I have no CB dies, so I do not know for sure whether they work or not. I read on one forum from a gal who says she uses the CB dies in her Revolution, but she says it bends the die BUT she just runs it through the other direction to flatten it. She also says she makes her own shim (plastic plates) to use to get the right height for the machine to work with the die. Hope that helps! :)

Cheryl KVD said...

Great tutorial! I just got a Cuttlebug - I'll have to try it out!

nerllybird said...

Oooh! Just popped over here from Jessica's blog, never thought of embossing chipboard before - well, not without a machine, which I don't have! Great techniques, lovely projects too!

joybear said...

This is so awesome!

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