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…
The 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!
Step 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 2 – Insert the embossed piece face down into your Xyron creative station.
Step 3 – Remove the embossed piece from the machine. The coloured and embossed piece will now be sticky.
Step 4 – Peel off the clear backing, and then peel off the white backing to reveal the sticky part.
Step 5 – Immediately after removing the white backing and revealing the sticky part, sprinkle the adhesive side with clear embossing powder.
Step 6 – Use your Chiswick heat gun and heat the embossing powder until it is fully melted and shiny.
Step 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 8 – The embossed portions are beautifully highlighted by the paste creating a beautiful and interesting effect.
I 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!