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Creating Embellishments by Embossing on Tumbled Glass

Embellishment for the cover of an Altered Book - Stamp Credit Lost Coast Designs

This all started when we bought a rock tumbler...of course we had all these very kewl rocks but then I thought could we make beach glass?? Sure can, just takes a special grit as rather than polishing, we wanted to "unpolish" and of course get rid of the nasty sharp edges. And now I have a new product - Tumbled Glass Packs

Embossing on the tumbled glass is basically very simple, the trick is to use unmounted stamps so that you can wrap the stamp around the curves of the glass and a steady hand. I used clear embossing ink then rolled the glass in the powder and gently tapped it off. Again, as I have mentioned in other embossing how-to's I keep all my powders in plastic sandwich box containers so rolling the glass was easy to do and I didn't waste any powder. You need to use embossing powder that is opaque if you are using a darker glass and any color goes if the glass is clear or light colored. The Bmuse powders that are opaque are Eggshell White, all the metallics, and the Pastel Opaque colors. One thing that is IMPORTANT to remember is that glass takes quite a bit longer to come to the 200 degrees necessary to melt the embossing powder, be patient and keep you heat gun moving over the area until you have all the powder melted..And it takes quite a bit to cool down as well...be careful, let the glass sit for 10 minutes or so once you have embossed it before working with it again. Bmuse embossing powders contain a heat activated glue in the powder which will stick securely to the glass, but you must get it completely melted to active it and let it cool completely.

Now this is a bit tricky getting a clear image but if you notice once you have rolled it in the powder that your image is smudged or basically messed up just wipe the glass clean with alcohol this will remove any oils from the embossing powder ink, let it dry and try again. Here are some samples to get you started:

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From right to left: Eggshell White Opaque Embossing Powder - Stamp - heart stamp with a floral inside design from Time to Stamp.

Copper Detail Embossing Powder - Stamp - portion of a floral stamp from Art By Moonlight.

Eggshell White Opaque Embossing Powder - Stamp - fancy text background stamp from Lost Coast Designs.

and more kewl little embellishments...

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From right to left: Pastel Copper Opaque Embossing Powder - Stamp - heart stamp with a floral inside design from Lost Coast Designs. As you can see with this one it is difficult to get the fine text details...but it has a rustic look.

Garden MosaicEmbossing Powder - Stamp - head of a Peacock stamp from Time to Stamp.

Garden Mosaic Embossing Powder - Stamp - the feathers of the same stamp from Time to Stamp.

Now what does one do with these little things?? I do try not to trouble myself with those sort of detail when I am just playing...kills the creative spirit!

As you can see with the Altered Book Ornament at the top of this page I did find some uses and here are some other things I came up with.

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Pendants made by using E6000 glue to attach bell Caps to the top of the glass. From right to left: Polished Brass Embossing Powder - Stamp - heart stamp with a floral inside design from Time to Stamp.

Copper Black Granite Embossing Powder - Stamp - the feathers of the same stamp from Time to Stamp.

And MORE...

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Mixed Media Collage on a cedar board the glass piece is embossed with True Copper Embossing Powder - Stamp Credit: QuietFire Designs. The painted puzzles are also a new product they come pre-drilled just right to fit standard scrapbook eyelets.

Now go emboss some glass...remember it takes a bit longer to get the glass heated and it does stay hot for quite a while...so once you are done don't touch for a bit. Have fun and don't burn your fingers!!

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