Confused by the terms in the issue? Check out our handy dictionary ACETATE Acetate is available in clear or coloured transparent sheets and can be used behind apertures, as an overlay, or for glass painting. ALCOHOL MARKERS A pen containing ink and alcohol. The alcohol evaporates upon application, which leaves the ink floating on the paper, thus removing colouring lines.
CLEAR STAMPS Clear stamps are a type of unmounted stamp. They are made of clear polymer and will ‘cling’ onto an acrylic block without adhesive. EMBOSSING POWDERS These are grainy powders that melt when heated with a heat gun to create a shiny, raised finish (see heat embossing). They are available in a variety of colours and textures for different effects. HEAT EMBOSSING This gives stamped images a glossy, raised finish. It involves sprinkling embossing powder onto an image stamped with pigment ink, and then heating with a heat gun, which melts the powder and creates the shiny, raised finish when dry. MASKING A technique where one stamp is placed upon another, which creates the illusion of depth.
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