Embossing on Velvet
I love velvet! There’s something special about the rich texture and color that just makes me happy.
Years ago, I belonged to a craft group where we learned to emboss velvet using an iron and foam stamps. I wondered if that technique would work with our gorgeous May Arts Velvet ribbon as well, so I did a little experimenting.
I tried using rubber stamps first without much success. The impressions weren’t deep enough to penetrate the backing on the ribbon. I didn’t even attempt acrylic stamps as I knew they would most likely melt under the heat of the iron.
Next, I pulled out my old foam stamps to see they could penetrate the ribbon backing and here’s the gorgeous result.
Want to try it yourself? It’s as easy as this. Assemble your supplies:
- May Arts Velvet Ribbon – I used the 1 ½ inch width
- Foam Stamps with large designs (too many small details don’t work well)
- Pressing cloth
- Spray bottle filled with water
Place the stamp design side up on the ironing board. Place the velvet ribbon velvet side down on top of the stamp. Spritz with water until thoroughly dampened.
Set the iron for rayon. On my iron, this is in between 5-6. Hold the iron on the stamp for 20—25 seconds without moving the iron. If you move the iron, you may cause the ribbon to shift.
Remove the iron and voila…
Now use your pretty custom made ribbons on your handmade cards or simple elegant one of a kind gift wrap.
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