Hi crafty people!
This is Nuneka and today I want to shed light on the different kinds of Lindy’s Embossing Powders. If you ever tried any of them, you already know they’re truly special, completely different to any other embossing powder in the market. But why? What does it make them so special? Well… I guess they are awesome and magical, you know what I mean, they melt incredibly well and the colors are amazing. But let’s start from the beginning.
Lindy’s transparent embossing powder
Most of Lindy’s embossing powders are transparent. They have a clear base which allows you to see the background, they’re transparent color with shimmer on top. Many people call them “two-toned” because lots of them look quite different on white surfaces and black surfaces. It’s not that they are two colors in one (though some do have a shimmer color different to the base color), it’s that transparent property that let you see through them and makes them look different. Some of these embossing powders are pearlescent-like colors, others have a vibrant metallic finish, and they’re all unique. One of the things I like the most about Lindy’s transparent embossing powders is the possibility of making layers.
Lindy’s opaque embossing powder
All the other families of Lindy’s Embossing powders are opaque. This means you cannot see through them and there are no differences on a black or white surface. These colors are bold, strong and perfect for many techniques. You’ll find creamy pastel opaque colors, as well as some primary colors. Take a look at Tres Chic, Under the Boardwalk and Drop Dead Diva sets.
Detail and Chunky Embossing Powders are opaque too, but they deserve their own category.
Lindy’s detail embossing powder
One of the new 2020 Lindy’s lovelies, these are the super extra fine Lindy’s embossing powders. They really are! Completely opaque, perfect for very detailed stamping or lettering, bold colors and awesome melting. You’ll find five colors: black and white, and super amazing metallic gold, silver and copper. You won’t believe it until you use them, those three really look like melted metal.
Lindy’s chunky embossing powder
This is the OMG of Lindy’s 2020 new range. I mean it! These embossing powders will blow your mind. Every one of them is a mix of different colored embossing powders, chunk particles and even mica flakes. All that in a single jar allowing you to create textures and dimension, depending on how much you melt them.
There are some few tips really helpful in order to get the best results:
- it is important to use a good and juicy embossing ink pad so all the different particles and powders get stuck on there; you can also use transparent texture paste instead of embossing ink
- it’s also recommended to start using the heat gun from a certain distance (8 inches or 20 centimeters), this way the embossing powders start melting and the other particles don’t fly away, you can also start heating from behind if possible.
There are lots of things you can do with Lindy’s Embossing Powders, not only embossing stamps but chipboards and die-cut pieces. You can use them on metal, clay or resin pieces. Techniques are countless: create an ombre effect, mix colors, create layers, stenciled patterns with embossing powders, create textures… The only limit is your imagination.
If you need inspiration, take a look at these techniques by my teammies:
- Resist effect technique with Asia
- Faux Seal technique with Kerry
- Create gems layering embossing powders with Anat
- Ombre effect technique with Caroline
- Embossing chipboard technique with Cindy
You can also take a look at my YouTube live connection talking about embossing powders and what to do with them.