There is nothing more beautiful than gold, and it's never been easier to add it to your life! Heat embossing is an inexpensive, fun, and simple way to add the Midas touch to your journal. Come see these simple heat embossing techniques that have a huge wow factor!

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  1. Great article! – do you know the longevity of the embossing? Will it stick on the page forever?

    1. Honestly, Sarah, I’m not sure! I imagine after time, the sheen of the metallic might start to wear since it’s rubbing on another page in a closed journal. But I don’t think it will peel off or anything. I can’t be sure, though!

      1. Danielle Gumpenberger says:

        i understsand lol

  2. Instead of embossing powder, can you use glitter? I think I have seen it used in place of the powder before. Have you tried this before? I want to know if it works before I buy the supplies, since Iā€™m new to this.

    1. Little Coffee Fox Team says:

      Heat embossing is a bit different than glitter so the two wouldn’t really be used interchangeably. You could use glue and glitter and you wouldn’t need the heat gun for that one Hanna!

  3. Hello!

    Thank you for the ideas šŸ™‚ I would like to decorate our wedding invitations with this technique but I’m not sure whether this works on shiny papers as well. The material is similar to photo papers but not that shiny. Do you think that it would work well? Thanks for the help in advance!

    1. It sounds like you’ve got some beautiful invitations in mind, Dalma! To be honest, I have never tried embossing on slick paper before, so I’m not entirely sure. Looking around on some forums, I’m seeing some people say that it works with glossy paper, but not photo paper. I suppose you should just test it out! I will say that you shouldn’t put it on the outside of your envelope, as the process of going through the mail might scratch it up and damage it. I hope that helps a little!

  4. Alexandra says:

    This is a great tutorial, thanks! How many designs can you usually make with your average 1 oz jar of embossing powder? I am starting a big project and would love some direction as to how many jars to buy. šŸ™‚

    1. I’m so glad it’s helpful to you, Alexandra! Honestly, I don’t know how many designs you can make because I’ve never run out of embossing powder! You actually use a very small amount most of the time, it just looks like a lot because of all the extra loose powder. If you’re worried about it, I’d grab two, but you’ll probably be fine with just one!

  5. this is really cool thanks!

  6. Shannon Means says:

    What makes the embossing ink/pen special? I’ve only ever done embossing with stamping– I had no idea that special ink or pens existed!

    1. The ink inside the embossing pen grips the powder really well and stays wet for a long time. Normal ink (and water, too) dries really fast, and could let lots of the powder blow away like it did for the splash technique. The embossing ink stays wet long enough for you to get the design right, fix it if you make a mistake, and stands up really well to the power of the heat gun. I hope this helps!

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