Heat Embossing is a wonderful technique for crafters who want to make their stamped images stand out or for containing the water when watercoloring. These are my favorite heat embossing products this year. (Some remain the same as last year)
I have two favorite Heat Guns. One for heat embossing and one for art journaling. Since I’m doing a post on mixed media supplies, I’ll post my other heat gun there and will stick to my all time favorite here.
I use the Wagner Heating Tool/Gun heat tool. It heats up super fast and lasts forever. I like the feel of it and the shape of the metal tip at the end which focuses the heat into a small area. If you are looking for a heat gun that won’t disappoint you, this is definitely the one to get!
New to my list this year is the Ranger Heat It Heating Tool. I got this for an art journaling class (they required this brand because it makes NO NOISE). I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and how quiet it is. I use this for art journaling, to dry my pages. I highly recommend it.
Clear Embossing Ink Pad
There are many good embossing ink pads on the market today including Nuvo, Inkon3, etc. but I am still using my trusty Versamark. It is a clear sticky ink that takes longer to dry so it’s perfect for heat embossing. It is also great for tone on tone stamping. Similar to a watermark on an image.
Clear Embossing Pen
I have two clear embossing pens and I use them equally. You don’t need two, I only have them because I test everything before I add it to my store. The pens I use are:
Embossing Powder Tool/Bag
I reach for this most often because it’s nice and neat and the powder stays contained in the bottle until you are ready to remove the lid and spread it on your project.
When I’m embossing on a large area, I reach for the Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad. It is easier to prepare a larger surface using the powder bag than it is using the applicator tool, but they both work well.
There are so many good embossing powders available now and many of them work really well. I highly recommend getting super fine detail powder for sentiments or intricate images. Personally,I don’t use a lot of colored embossing powders because I use Pigment inks with clear embossing powder when I want to emboss in color. I do use gold, silver, holographic and platinum as well as clear and white (and occasionally, black). These are the brands I use:
Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder – This super fine detail white powder is my “go to” when white heat embossing. It melts smooth and cleanly, making for a beautiful heat embossed image.
Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder – this is the same as the white mentioned above, only in clear. Perfect for heat embossing over colored pigment inks and a lot less messy than using colored embossing powders (in my opinion).
Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder – This is the most beautiful, smooth, gold embossing powder I’ve ever used and I absolutely love it!
Ranger Super Fine Detail Silver Embossing Powder – Again a beautiful, smooth, silver finish! The super fine detail and the color is what makes these embossing powders so superior!
Wow! Metallic Platinum Embossing Powder -Wow! Is another of my favorite brands! If you love platinum you’ll love this embossing powder, it’s simply gorgeous!
Judikins Iridescent Sparkle – This photo doesn’t even BEGIN to do this powder justice! It has the most beautiful, stunning iridescent sparkle that turns any project into a sparkly wonderland!
To see how I organize and store my embossing powders, visit the Storage and Organization post in this series.
All of the (available) products mentioned in this post have been listed and linked below for your convenience.
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