Using an older fiskars texture plate in the Big Kick?

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Posted 1/19/2013 by Scrappinnut01 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 101,443
August 2003
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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:06:50 PM
Has anyone done this? I'm new to the Big Kick and I found I had a bunch of those older Fiskars texture plates. They are the blue ones and I think when they first came out you were supposed to put your paper on top and go over it with and embossing ball thing. I tried to run it through my big kick, but I'm not getting a very good impression. I was wondering if anyone does this and maybe there is a different way to do the sandwich thing? I'd love to be able to put these things to use if I can.


PeaNut 486,481
October 2010
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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:19:57 PM
Not sure, but I'd imagine you'd need to put a soft/squishy mat underneath.
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PeaNut 12,486
March 2001
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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:26:34 PM
I use them in my cuttlebug and I have a rubber mat use on top and bottom of the plate.


PeaNut 101,443
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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:28:12 PM
I just played around with it some more, and found if I put about 3 pieces of cardstock scraps on the bottom, it came out great. I also played around with those little,super thin brass stenciling plates and it worked really well, I did need to use some washi to hold the stencil in place because the first time it really moved around, but it also came out really well. So excited I can put these older supplies to use.


PeaNut 8,696
December 2000
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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:59:51 PM
I have had pretty good success if I lightly mist my paper with a spritz of water or alcohol first.


Happy Happy Pea

PeaNut 249,656
February 2006
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Posted: 1/19/2013 9:46:43 PM
I was going to suggest the misting of your paper before sending it through. Definitely get the squishy mats to put under the paper when you run it through the machine.

I would just be careful, don't push it through if it seems to be too tight,otherwise have fun! I forgot about the metal stencils I've got, and now I want to go play too!

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PeaNut 17,460
June 2001
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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:10:03 PM
I use a piece of red plumber's gasket with the brass stencils, works well. The thinner one from Home Depot or Lowes. Costs about a $1. Have not tired the Fiskars texture plates yet.


PeaNut 147,447
May 2004
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Posted: 1/21/2013 8:39:46 PM
I've done it many times - make sure you have a tight fit (I use paper as shims til I get the right fit). Also if you wet the paper just a bit you get a deeper impression. Be careful, I cracked the spider web one - I didn't realize I didn't have it in straight... I cracked the side edge of it.

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