Can I heat em­boss with­out a heat tool?

Charlotte Toth, Truro

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Crafter’s Q&a -

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

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