Embossing on fabric?

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Posted 10/7/2012 by Renaeb77 in General Scrappin'

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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:46:40 PM
Has anyone tried embossing on fabric? I'd like to label the spine of my album and embossing sounded like an idea on how to do it.

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Posted: 10/7/2012 6:57:17 PM
Are you refering to heat or dry embossing? Heat is done with embossing powder, dry is with a stencil and tool.

Heat embossing can be done on fabric. Depending on the fibers though, it may not turn out as crisp as say paper will allow it to. But it depends on the fabric too, most will turn out well. To get over a 'fuzzier' fabric though, you can use a spray starch and iron the fabric, and then emboss as usual, attach to spine.

Dry embossing on fabric can be tricky, but it can be done. I'm assuming you are talking about heat though? HTH

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Posted: 10/7/2012 8:22:38 PM
if you are taking about dry embossing, i would think you could soak the fabric in fabric stiffener, let it dry and then use the embossing folders? i've thought of doing that and i'll have to see if it works.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:45:09 AM
If it is heat embossing you are wishing to try, is the album spine you are wishing to emboss already fabric or are you able to add your own? If you are adding, I recommend Ranger /Claudine Hellmuth Sticky back canvas. It comes in white & natural cream,takes colour and heat well. Good luck.

BTW: it comes in 12 by 12 sheets- may be just long enough?

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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:35:56 PM
papersilly, yep, fabric stiffener. The only thing with that then is you have to have it held in the stencil long enough for it take shape and dry, so some kind of flexible weight, like pushing and holding foam padding or molding compound into it so it dries pushed into the stencil. Thats the tricky bit.

Scrapsontherocks - great tip! I knew about the fabric sticky back stuff, but not Claudines canvas! I may have to look for that myself.

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