Hero Arts

Deserted Desert Road: Heat Embossing Technique with Stencils

Hi everyone! I have a simple and fun technique for you today – using your stencils to heat emboss. I will be using a stencil from the latest release from Hero Arts called Desert Road.

I took a panel of watercolor paper and sprinkled in generously with anti-static powder. Then I took the Desert Road Stencil and took a full pad of embossing ink and pressed it onto the back of the stencil. I made sure the stencil was fully saturated with the sticky ink.

Then I took the stencil and using my die-cutting machine, I dry-embossed the stencil onto the panel of watercolor paper, follwing the recommended sandwich,

The technique of dry embossing the stencil allwoed the embossing ink to transfer onto the surface of the paper. Then I sprinkled the paper with clear embossing ink and heat set it.

I took out my Karin Markers watercolored the Desert Road scene. It was fairly quick and easy as the embossed outline resisted the paints. I used Violet Blue and Indigo Blue for the Desert Sky and deserted road, Gold & Red for the Sun and the hills, Ochre & Henna for the ground and Olive Green for the cactus & fields.

I positioned the sentiment “I Miss You” on a Misti stamp positioning tool, following the curve of the ground, stamped it with Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I added a black frame cut out using the rectangles infinity die set. Then mounted it onto a side folding card base. The sentiment is from the August My Monthly Hero 2022 kit which I though was perfect for the deserted desert road scene.

I hope you were inspired to give this technique a try!

‘Til next time!


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