I’ve created some beginners embossing tutorials on Skillshare (sign-up now and get 2 months of Skillshare free). I go over the basics of embossing, the supplies needed, how to use them, and how to get unique looks with embossing powders, perfect for beginners. Check it out.
“That’s so neat” and “it’s like magic” are comments often heard when seeing embossing for the first time…I still say it and I’ve embossed plenty of times.
Embossing and I go way back. So far back that some of my embossing powders have price stickers with the year 1999 on it. Yep, some of my powders are almost 20 years.
Embossing is great. It can be applied to so many projects. I started embossing in my scrapbooks and now I use it on greeting cards, metal, glass, and bullet journals, just to name a few.
Anyway, embossing requires some unique yet affordable supplies to get started, below is a basic list – additional supplies I like using can be found here.
And in no particular order of importance (you really do need all 5 items)-
- Anti-Static Powder Bag – I rub this on my project first. It helps keep embossing powder from sticking to unwanted areas.
- Embossing Pen – There’s a variety of different pen tips but my go to are the brush pens and bullet tip.
- Embossing Ink Pad – I use this to emboss with rubber stamps.
- Embossing Powder – I love the wide variety of embossing powders to choose from. I don’t use just one particular brand, I have several brands in my arsenal. I’d probably start off with at least two colors, my favorite color and then of course a basic color like black or white.
- Heat Gun – A heat gun is mandatory, a blow dryer will not work!! A blow dryer does not get hot enough.
Heat Gun and Paper
Embossing Pens and Ink Pad
Embossing Powders (click here for more powders)