If you’re interested in perfecting the art of embossing wood, simply continue reading to discover a few helpful tips which will help you perfect your craft.
7 Tips on embossing wood:
1. Make sure to work quickly
Wood absorbs ink faster than most other surfaces, so it’s crucial to work quickly when it comes to trying to emboss a wood surface with image or text. By ensuring that you work quickly and diligently you’ll also avoid accidentally burning the wood piece which you’re working on!
2. Make sure that you have a steady hand
As wood is extremely porous and soaks up ink in the blink of an eye, it’s important to keep focused and to keep a steady hand when it comes to embossing an ink design on to a piece of wood such as a sign or a wood jewelry box.
3. Make sure to use plenty of embossing powder in order to produce high-quality results
Many individuals make the mistake of skimping on the amount of embossing powder which they use to create their pieces. Remember to apply a decent coat of embossing powder onto your wooden surface as the more embossing powder which you opt to use, the more visible your finished design will be.
4. Don’t worry about your embossing powder or the heat which you’ll use, damaging any stamps which you choose to use
If you plan on using stamps to emboss designs onto your wood items, you may be worried that the stamps which you’ll use may become damaged, either by the heat which you’ll use to emboss your wood items or by your embossing powder.
5. Use stamps to create fun patterns
If you’re interested in embossing items such as wooden furniture, signs, and trinkets you can repeat the use of a single stamp in order to create a bold, eye-catching pattern. As an example, you may want to use a star or a flower stamp multiple times in order to create a fun pattern.
6. If your embossing powder hardens before you get a chance to stamp your chosen design, simply use your heat pen or heat gun in order to melt your embossing powder again
If you find that your embossing powders begins to set and harden before you’ve had a chance to choose a stamp, don’t worry, all is not lost, just use your heat pen or gun in order to melt your embossing powder into a malleable state again.
7. Don’t worry if your embossing power bubbles up
When you’re new to embossing items, you may find that your embossing powder may bubble up. Don’t worry as any bubbles will just add an extra dimension to the artwork which you’ve created on your wooden item. Although as you become more skilled you may be able to work fast enough to avoid your embossing powder bubbling up!
Whether you’d like to emboss a loved one’s initials into a wooden jewelry box or you’re interested in embossing a location onto a sign, it’s well worth following the helpful tips listed above to help you create a high quality embossed product!