Embossing velvet is one of those things that looks difficult, but it really couldn’t be easier. Why might you want to attempt such a thing? Well, it’s a great way to add some flair to a luxurious yet somewhat stodgy textile.
What you need:
a rubber stamp with a design you’d like to emboss upon the velvet
What you do:
Heat the iron to the appropriate temperature. My velvet was a polyester blend, so I set my temp to ‘polyester’. Continue Reading
This is one of the most impressive up-cycling projects I’ve ever seen. It started out as an aluminum drink can, and turned into a beautiful embossed box. The maker, Atomic Shrimp, started the project with an empty Emerge can, a strong pair of scissors, a cork-backed table mat, a pointed object (like a scriber or even a ballpoint pen), some tape and fine abrasive paper.
First, the can was cut down one side.
Then, after it was trimmed, it was taped onto the cork back of the table mat and sanded with the abrasive to remove the can’s paint. Continue Reading