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  • Writer's pictureRick Adkins

WOW Embossing Powders & The BetterPress

Updated: Apr 14

Hi everyone! It’s Rick back with you today; this is my project that I shared on WOW Embossing Powder’s Blog yesterday for my blog series called Craftsman's Corner with Rick. In that post we dove into the world of using WOW Embossing Powders with your BetterPress system. This is a great way to get that metallic and polished look we all know and love.

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WOW Embossing Powders & The BetterPress

Did you know that you can use your WOW Embossing products to stretch our BetterPress supplies. To create a totally drop dead gorgeous look on your projects and it’s super simple and easy. By using your BetterPress plates as stamps to get a new look.

(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

WOW Embossing & BetterPress Card by Rick Adkins

WOW Products with Better Press Step by Step:

  • The first thing you are going to do is ink up your press plates with WOW’s Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink Pad.

  • Next you’re going to place your chosen cardstock on top. I used watercolor paper today because I knew I wanted to do a little watercoloring with my images. And then run it through your die cutting machine with your BetterPress system.

WOW Embossing & BetterPress Card by Rick Adkins Front View

WOW Embossing & BetterPress Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

  • Once you have your panel covered and have replaced the extra powder back in the container it’s time to use your WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool to heat set the embossing powder.

  • Once the heat embossing is nice and cooled. You’re going to replace your panel back into your press system and place in your sentiment plate. (Remember that you need to place the sentiment plate on the opposite side of where you think you want it otherwise it can be in reverse.) Ink up the sentiment plate with your WOW’s Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and replace the plate cover and run through your die cutting machine.

WOW Embossing & BetterPress Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

  • Remove your panel and cover with WOW Primary Ebony Embossing Powder and heat set.

  • Once the powder is smooth and melted you can then watercolor the image as you would like.

  • Once your panel is all nice and colored. It’s time to cut the panel down to size.

  • Now you have two options here. You can use the WOW! Mixed Media Embossing Brush or your WOW’s Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink and go around the edge of your white cardstock mat layer cut just 1/8″ (0.3175 cm) larger than your focal panel. And cover the edges with the same embossing powder that you used for your focal images. And heat set the powder.

  • If you have spots that don’t cover very well; this is a great time to pull in your WOW! Embossing Pen and go over the areas that skipped and then reapply the embossing powder and heat set again.

  • Once you have your mat layer finished all you need to do is attach your focal panel and then add it to your card base.

WOW Embossing & BetterPress Card by Rick Adkins Side View

And there you have it a super easy way to use your WOW Embossing Powder products to stretch your stash and use your press plates to get a fun new look that’s super easy.

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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins

Rick Adkins


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