Topics Covered In This Video:
- Testing Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder on Polymer Clay for compatibility.
- Distress Embossing Powder is a grainy powder meant for using in Scrapbooking. The embossing powder is sprinkled onto embossing ink which holds it to the surface of the paper. The powder is then melted using a heat gun, which leaves a raised (embossed) surface design.
- When mixed into polymer clay, or placed onto polymer clay, you can get some cool effects.
- What’s unique about the Tim Holtz Distress brand of embossing powder, is that it contains some larger grains which don’t melt.
- Some of the sandy grains then embed themselves into the melted embossing powder, leaving a gritty surface.
- And some of the grains fall off giving a chipped and distressed look to the project.
- I have taken a sample of raw Premo polymer clay and placed a small pile of the distress embossing powder onto it, then baked for 1 hour at 275F (the recommended baking temperature for Premo).
- My test sample has sat for a few months now, without any issues showing up in regards to polymer clay compatibility.
- The baked sample has a very textural surface that feels very gritty to the touch, like sand or brick.
- When the melted powder is scratched a few sand grains will come off, but the majority is very stuck-on and durable.
- I will be doing a tutorial soon that incorporates the distress embossing powder in the technique. It is a graffiti technique where the gritty texture gives the look of a cement wall.
- The Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder looks great mixed into translucent polymer clay for a cool stone like effect.
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