Monday, January 28, 2013


Supplies: Cardstock Clear Ultrafine Microbeads Sticky Powder Soft Rubber Brayer Versamark Watermark Ink Embossing Folder Embossing Machine: sizzix Heat Tool Anti Static Embossing Buddy, small brush, Directions: Before you begin, carefully look at the embossing folder and decide which part of the impression you wish to bead. The part of the embossing folder to be inked will be the side with thte raised impression that you’ve chosen to bead. (It may seem a little backwards; because the raised portion will actually become the recessed portion once you’ve embossed the cardstock.) Once you’ve decided which portion of the design you want to bead you’re ready to begin. 1. Optional: Tap embossing buddy onto cardstock to reduce static on paper surface. 2. Apply ink to embossing folder. a. For large background areas: Roll brayer over ink pad until it is inked well. Lay opened embossing folder on scrap paper and using brayer, completely ink desired design area. b. For smaller design areas: use post notes to mark area. 3. Place front side of cardstock into embossing folder facing the inked portion of the folder. Close the embossing folder and emboss as usual in you machine. Turn the handle slowly and roll it through once and then without removing the stack, reverse the direction you turn the handle and roll it back through. 4. Carefully remove the inked/embossed cardstock from the folder, and sprinkle generously with O’So sticky Powder. Tap off excess and return to jar. Use a small brush if necessary to remove any specks of powder. 5. Heat (as you would embossing powder), just until the powder melts and turns shiny in appearance. This will activate the Sticky Powder. Do not overheat, as the powder will lose its gluing properties. 6. Lay the cardstock face down into a shallow tray of ultrafine microbeads. Press over the backside of the cardstock. 7. Lift the cardstock from the tray, allowing loose beads to fall into tray. 8. Heat the image once more (about 5-10 seconds) to “set” the microbeads into the Sticky Powder. Allow cardstock to cool before touching. Brush any remaining loose beads from the image into the tray. By, Jean


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