Can I heat emboss without a heat tool?
Charlotte Toth, Truro
Dorothy says: When cardmaking first became popular, there weren’t many specialised tools available, and so, like many others, I remember trying out a variety of ways to melt embossing powders – toasters, light bulbs or the oven. My amateurish attempts resulted in burn marks, discoloured paper and flat embossing. It was far too dangerous, and so thank goodness craft heat tools came on the market! It is without a doubt the only safe way to heat embossing powder, and surprise surprise, it has the best results too! You can buy a tube style craft heat tool for only £10 from Hobbycraft that will last many years. The other style of craft heat tool looks more like a mini hair dryer and although more expensive, it has a gentler airflow, and so powder is less likely to blow off. Crafts U Love stocks a UK and EU version of the Ranger Heat It Tool for only £22.99.
A heat tool is a must for best results