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How To: Dry Embossing with Stencils


I know you’ve done it. You pull out a stencil, and wonder “can I use this for embossing?”. Then, you put it away, because you have no idea where to start. Well, wonder no more, we’re doing it today!

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supplies for dry embossing with stencils

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

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steps to dry emboss with stencils

  1. Lightly spray the cardstock or watercolor paper with a mist of water on both sides.
  2. Create the same plate and shim sandwich you would as if you were diecutting, except place the stencil over the cardstock instead of a die.
  3. Add an extra shim if desired/necessary.
  4. Run the sandwich through the diecutting machine.

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My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

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