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. :)
* 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. :)
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:
Chipboard from Maya Road (my favorite)
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.