Large and Small The first portion of this tutorial uses the Girl Doll scale plate, but
the principle works for any sized plate. Added at
the end is a tutorial using 3/4" plates as the
to plate embossing is to find a medicine bottle or other lidded item with
a flexible lid of an appropriate size of the inner plate
ridge of the plate you are embossing. I have been
known to use a seed bead tube, cleaned lip balm
casing, cut and cleaned toothpaste cap and tube and
on and on.
Place lid on back side of plate. Guess at the center
you are unsure of yourself and want a practice piece
first, merely trace the good plate on plain paper
and cut it out. This gives you a great practice
over and place the bottom of the bottle on the
printed side of the plate.
Gently press the bottle down into the lid as far as
your fingers to flatten the fluted edging of the
plate lip. The harder you press the flatter the
plate lip will become.
5. If the embossing
is deeper than you would like, gently press out
the plate with your fingers.
6. The plates I design will fit a conventional
circle paper punch. This photo shows the use of a
3/4" punch. Others in Paper Minis kits fit a
standard 1" punch.
7. Here are the plates all cut.
8. The embossing "tool" used here is a lip balm
tube. Notice the cling wrap plastic is used to seal
off the greasy lip balm with the help of a rubber
9. Here are the plates embossed between the
lip balm tube and the cap.