Stationery - Chiswick

Xyron embossed accent on a layout.

Posted on 26 Nov 2015

Today I am sharing a stunning technique using my Xyron Creative Station to emboss and create a custom piece for a single page layout.
I combined heat embossing and bling embossing (using an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug) for this gorgeous look.
And of course this element would not be the same without my trusty pot of burnishing paste from Chiswick.
let’s take a look at how I created this effect…
adventure layoutThe blind embossing is clearly visible with the heat embossed pieces in between – all of this was highlighted by
adding a layer of burnishing paste over everything. Stunning effect and truly unique!
detail 2Step 1 – Colour a piece of white cardstock using a gold mist spray.
Emboss the coloured piece once it is dry using a sun-ray embossing folder.
step 1Step 2 – Insert the embossed piece face down into your Xyron creative station.
step 2Step 3 – Remove the embossed piece from the machine. The coloured and embossed piece will now be sticky.
step 3Step 4 – Peel off the clear backing, and then peel off the white backing to reveal the sticky part.
step 4Step 5 – Immediately after removing the white backing and revealing the sticky part, sprinkle the adhesive side with clear embossing powder.
step 5Step 6 – Use your Chiswick heat gun and heat the embossing powder until it is fully melted and shiny.
step 6Step 7 – Use a sponge applicator and gently add some burnishing paste over the entire embossed piece.
The burnishing paste will sit in between the embossed portions, inside the cracks and all over where the embossing did not take.
step 7Step 8 – The embossed portions are beautifully highlighted by the paste creating a beautiful and interesting effect.
step 8I absolutely love this effect and technique using the Xyron Creative Station and my burnishing paste.
All the wonderful products are available from Chiswick or your local craft store.
I hope you are inspired by this technique! Until next time – happy creating!
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Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.