What is embossing? Embossing is an easy way to give your mixed-media art dimension by molding, carving, or otherwise raising the surface in low relief. You can emboss metal, paper, and even fibers.
In our new free eBook Embossing for Mixed Media: How to Emboss Using Fiber, Paper, and Embossing Powders, Plus Techniques for Metal Embossing, you'll learn all the embossing basics, from embossing tools to how to use a heat gun.
In "The Workshop: Using a Heat Gun to Make Your Art Sizzle," Pokey Bolton describes heat embossing techniques using an embossing tool or heat gun. She describes the special effects you can achieve with a heat gun and embossing powders and on metal—and that's just the beginning.
Julaine Lofquist-Birch shows how to emboss ordinary pieces of hardware to create jewel-like objects you can use in assemblage, mixed-media collage, and fiber art. You'll love her "Painted and Embossed Hardware" technique!
|Detail of collage with metal
embossing by Cheryl Darrow.
Metal embossing is easy and very satisfying. All you need are metal embossing tools, craft metal, and your imagination. In "Metal Embossing Basics," Cheryl Darrow explains everything there is to know about how to emboss metal using everything from clip art to your child's drawings as inspiration.
Finally, learn how to use heat embossing on fusible fibers to create a bouquet of shimmering petals and leaves in "Impress Them with Angelina," by Jane Weir.
There are so many applications for embossing in your art, and with Embossing for Mixed Media: How to Emboss Using Fiber, Paper, and Embossing Powders, Plus Techniques for Metal Embossing, you'll want to get started right away.
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