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  1. [Baren 25321] Embossing (GWohlken)
  2. [Baren 25322] Re: Embossing (Mary Krieger)
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Message 1
From: GWohlken
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 18:37:56 -0400
Subject: [Baren 25321] Embossing
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Does anyone have experience embossing without a press on DRY paper?

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Message 2
From: Mary Krieger
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 07:38:42 -0500
Subject: [Baren 25322] Re: Embossing
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Actually the first time I ever made an embossment was without a press and
on dry paper. I was a child at the time and following the instructions in a
book on a variety of paper projects. I remember being amazed with the
results but you have to remember I was under 12.

The matrix for the embossment was pretty simple. You needed three pieces of
cardboard (like that used for packaging cereal) cut to the same size. You
placed your design in the center of one piece leaving at least a 1/2 inch
margin on all sides. A simple outline was recommended, I remember I chose a
block initial 'M'. Next you cut out the motif with a sharp blade. Then you
glued the negative part to one of the pieces of cardboard. Slipping the
positive into the tray so created, you put glue on its back and then lined
up the third piece of card on top. You then hinged the two pieces of card
together so they remained aligned.

To make the embossment, you put the card sandwich over the edge of the
paper and pressed on it with your foot - as the whole thing was only about
3 inches square not a challenge. I remember I had a lot of fun stamping my
monogram on assorted bits of paper.

The seal machines used to press the corporate seal into important documents
are also commonly used on dry paper.

Mary Krieger
Winnipeg Canada