One of my favorite crafting skills I learned last year was how to emboss. I learned this to be able to emboss my Christmas tags, you can check out that project here. Since then I’ve used it to decorate cards in my Project Life album, and now I’m moving on to embossing some chipboard for decorating my home. I’ve seen chipboard designs floating around Hobby Lobby and Michaels on my last several trips and I couldn’t figure out what I would do with one. When I came across this create piece on the clearance rack I knew it was time to start figuring out how to decorate it. I went back and forth on paint, decoupage, fabric, and back to paint again, when it hit me. I knew it needed to be gold and shimmery, enter embossing.
You need your chipboard design, embossing powder, Versamark watermark stamp pad, a piece of paper, and an embossing tool. Believe me your hair dryer does not get hot enough all you will do is shoot the embossing powder into the air. Once you have gathered all your supplies press your design into the ink pad, this is what will make the powder stick, next lay it on your paper and sprinkle, generously, with the embossing powder. Use as much as you need to to cover the design well, you can put the leftover powder back into the pot. Once covered gently lift the design up and tap off the excess, at this point you can put the extra back.
Using your tool heat the embossing powder until it goes from looking like glitter to a smooth enamel-like look. Then you are done, see easy peasy. Now the hard part, deciding where to put your newly finished piece in your home.