Video: Dry Embossing with Stencils

Hi everyone! Yana is here and today I want to share one of my favourite techniques when working with stencils – dry embossing! I’m going to show two ways this can be done – dry embossing on white paper and dry embossing on Hero Arts layering paper.

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So lets jump right in. I’m going to add texture to a white panel using my Heart Patterns stencil and dry embossing technique.

Stencils are a great way to create beautiful and custom backgrounds and there’s a lot you can do with them – you can ink through a stencil, you can add texture paste through a stencil, you can stamp through a stencil or you can use it as a dry embossing tool. And, note this, Hero Arts stencils are now more affordable with the new lower price, yay!

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You can use stencils in your die cutting machine and emboss your paper. And this is exactly what I’m going to do for today’s projects.

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You can even take your embossing a step further and sand the top layer of your paper to reveal the white core. This is going to give your background a completely different look.

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Because the hearts are raised from the surface its very easy to sand that top layer and it doesn’t take more than a couple a minutes to achieve this look.

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Give it a try and I’m sure you will love it!

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