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How to emboss fabrics

Regarded as one of the most fashionable forms of materials in the world around us today, embossed fabrics have an added depth that creates a visual impression of elegance. So, just in case you are in love with the embossing crafts, here is a list of to dos which can help you to create magic with your own embossed fabrics!

Set of tools

Main tools Two of the most important things that you will need include the embossing heat gun and of course a set of painted embossing powders. Secondary tools Besides these, to create your own set of embossed fabrics, you will also need a steam iron, a foam stamp and of course the fabric on which you will create your magic!

Choosing the design and the fabric

Why selecting fabric designs for embossing is vital Choosing the design to perfection is more important while creating embossing designs on fabric in comparison to the other forms of embossing crafts such as metal embossing or paper embossing. This is because it is comparatively more difficult to remove the design from the fabric in case you go wrong. Choose a strong fabric Next choose a strong fabric such as nap or velvet and also make sure that the fabric is completely clean as well as dry.

Using the ink

A very vital step Next is the most important step. Use the ink liberally on the emboss stamp that you have chosen and remove any extra powder from the stamp. Keep aside for about ten seconds to make sure that the entire powder is clinging to the stamp and cannot fall anywhere else and damage the fabric.

Final stamping and drying

Make three stampings for each colour Now, take the stamp to the readied cloth and stamp on the chosen design to the cloth. Here, it is important to remember that you should make only three stampings for each bath of colour that you choose. This is advised in order to make sure that the brightness of your paints remains intact for every bit of stamping that you do. Use embossing heat gun We now have to use the embossing heat gun to dry the designs and make sure that they remain permanent. Make sure that the embossing heat gun is set to its maximum temperature and circle over the designs gently. Take care so that the extra dry paint does not spill out of the image designed on the fabric. Final word Voila! Your embossed fabric is ready to be shaped into any form that you wish it to take!

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