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Embossing Tutorial by Rahel Menig

Rahel Menig is here to show us step-by-step how to alter a lampshade with a bit of embossing!


Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Aqua (27143) - Zing!, Denim (27146) - Zing!, Butter (27138) - Zing!, Black (62301) - Precision Pen, Camera (59156) - Clear Stamps


1. Collect your materials. I used AC Cardstock in White (love the texture!), three different Zing! Embossing Powders (Aqua, Denim, Butter), an acrylic block, a banner stamp from the Dear Lizzy Camera set, and some watermark ink. Also you're going to need a heat gun and sewing machine for this little project.

2. Now start stamping the banners on your white cardstock. You can do several images at once as the watermark ink stays wet for quite awhile.


3. Then add Zing! embossing powder over the stamped banners and gently shake off the access onto a folded piece of paper. You can then easily pour the powder back into the bottle without making too big of a mess.


4. Turn on your heat gun and start heating up the images. You will see how the texture of the Zing! changes and becomes shiny and smooth.


5. Then cut out all the little banners and assemble them the way you want your banner to look like.


6. With a sewing machine start sewing them together. To create a gap between the individual pieces gently pull on the end thread and add another little banner. You might want to try this out on scrap papers if you have never done it before, just so you can get a feel for this step :)


7. I attached my banner to a lamp shade to bring some color into the room, but you could use it about anywhere else as well! Stick them to a wall with two pieces of colorful washi tape or use them on a scrapbooking layout.


I also created a little different variation to this project by creating an embossed background to a mini album page. It's a fun and easy way to glam up that white cardstock and make it all yours :)


Thanks for checking out this tutorial - I hope it comes in handy!

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