News

Embossed Pencil Cup

You learned how to emboss on acrylic in this post. And now you can put those skills to the test by decorating a pencil cup!

You'll need:
Library Stamp Kit
Acrylic Pencil Cup (this one is from Target)
VersaMark Ink Pad
Embossing Powder
Embossing Heat Tool

After giving your rubber stamp a good coating of the VersaMark, stamp straight down onto the surface and then straight back up. A firm, steady hand is key. If it did slide, immediately forgive yourself, wash off the surface, and try again!

Start with your first color. Your embossing powder is going to try to hold on for dear life to the acrylic, you can thank static electricity for that! After knocking off the loose powder you may have to use a small paint brush to gently "sweep" the areas around your image clean.

Once you have cleaned the area of loose powder, you can now stamp your second image onto the cup and then add the blue embossing powder.

Repeat the same steps of tapping lightly to remove the loose powder and then use a small paint brush to clean the rest.

Now for the heat! Hold the heat gun a few inches away from the surface of your cup. moving in small circles around the stamped image.

Acrylic is VERY sensitive to heat. If you leave the heat gun on it for too long your acrylic will warp, melt or even catch on fire! Be very careful. If you see your acrylic starting to warp turn your heat off and let it cool. It may take a couple passes to get the embossing powder set this way, but so much better than starting a fire! 

Leave a comment