Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Making Embossed Flowers

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 Ranger...be 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.
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  1. Love these flowers...thanks for sharing them with us!!
    Barb :)

  2. Oh yes, I have seen these before and they are amazing!!!!

  3. ooooo i love that thanks for sharing

  4. Fantastic tutorial, thank you for sharing the idea.