Step 1. Using removable tape, tape the stencil onto your paper. Brass embossing stencils work best, but plastic ones work fairly well also. Place the paper, stencil side down, onto a light source. If you have a light box or a glass table that shines light upwards, great! If not, place your paper against a window that has direct sunlight.
Step 2. Press down on the paper with the stylus. You should notice a dent in the stencil area. Trace the stencil area a few times. When you remove the stencil from the paper, you'll have a raised image.
Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until your word or phrase is completed.
In addition to raised letters, you can use stencils with shapes for scrapbook embossing. For example, if you're designing a layout for a wedding. Add raised flowers to the corners of your layout.
Whether you choose heat embossing or dry embossing, adding scrapbook embossing to your layout gives your page an added visual interest. Chances are that you have most of the scrapbooking supplies on hand. You'll discover that embossing is relatively easy to do and fun. Give it a try today!
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