STACKING METHOD FOR DRY EMBOSSING ON PAPER USING AN EMBOSSING MACHINE
Place the tile stencil (LG609) face down on the thick white plate of your embossing machine. Next position
white cardstock on top of the stencil followed by a thick rubber embossing mat. Then the two acrylic plates
are at the top of the stencil “sandwich”. If you are using a Cuttlebug these are the two “B” plates. It is important
that these top plates are not warped, because that could warp or curl the stencil. (I like to use clear
acrylic plates that are dedicated for embossing and then I have a set for die cutting.)
STENCILING THE TILE
1. Reposition the tile stencil onto the embossed image with removable tape. Next, position the decorative
stencil on top of the tile stencil ....also using removable tape.
2. Stencil this decorative stencil with small stencil brushes and permanent inks. Once you have finished
stenciling, if the ink is not quite dry, remove the stencils and heat the stenciled image with a heat gun for
a couple of minutes.
3. Clean off the grid stencil so it doesn’t have any ink on it. This is important in the next step so that your
background doesn’t get color smeared on it.
4. Reposition the grid stencil onto the embossed tile and use the jumbo dauber to systematically apply
clear Watermark ink all over the stenciled tile.
5. Remove the tile stencil immediately and sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Shake off the excess and,
if you have any powder sprinkles around the edges, brush them off with a soft stencil brush. If you have
any powder in the grout lines remove it with the small end of an embossing tool.
7. Heat the powder until it melts using a heat gun. I like to start by heating under the paper and then as it
warms move to the top of the paper.
* There are many different thicknesses of clear embossing powder that can be used. However, I have discovered
that beginners do best with regular clear powder and, as their skill level increases, they often choose a