Adventures in Heat Embossing

I’m demonstrating all sorts of things heat embossing on 22nd October (see About Me page), and finished off my demo board this morning:

And here’s a close up of the faux dichroic glass piece for those that like shiny things šŸ˜‰

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  1. Hi Neil! As a papercrafter that also has a passion for glass crafts, I LOVE the faux dichroic glass. As an American, I will be unable to attend your class on how to do this. My first guess is alcohol inks on aluminum foil and my second is over-heated copper foil. Either one is then coated with clear glaze. Would you mind letting me know how you made your sample? Thanks very much, Judy

    • Hi Judy – it’s an old (5 years plus?) Tim Holtz technique… Dye clear UTEE granules by stirring with alcohol inks and allow to dry completely. Find sea glass or other frosted glass as UTEE sticks better to this and layer up the coloured UTEE with bits of tonertex type foils or heatproof cellophane, melting as you go. It’ll ooze and sag, but that’s part of the fun! You can also heat whole thing in a melt pot. Just one point to remember – glass holds onto heat, so be careful To allow items to cool completely before moving/handling.

      • Wow! That is amazing. Thanks for the tips. I had not previously heard of Tonortex foil, so I have looked it up. I see that there are some tutorials there, which will be fun to watch tomorrow! I already have all of the other supplies. Have a wonderful weekend. šŸ™‚

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