All About Embossing


At MUCA we love to help you get a ton of creative mileage out of the things you already own and this course is all about taking some traditional crafting things most of us have - embossing powders and embossing folders - and using them to create mixed media magic!

In part one, we'll start with an overview and five technique ideas from Riikka, the perfect class for beginners to help you get to grips with what your powders can do. We'll go on to explore lots of techniques including DIY powders; faux resin paper; bespoke powder mixes; embossing 3D surfaces; stamping into embossing powder; image transfers with embossing powder and more! Then in part two we'll take out our embossing folders to create fabulous foiled effects; woodgrain that looks totally real; amazing textured skins; metallic accents; the perfect patina, plus learn clever ways to fake the embossed look. This course is literally packed with inspirational ideas to get you looking at embossing supplies in a whole new way!

This course contains 12 lessons: 9 video tutorials (total running time 3 hrs 20 mins) and 3 step-by-step photo tutorials. Your purchase includes lifetime access and downloadable content for each lesson.

  • Embossing Powder Overview by Riikka Kovasin Riikka gives you an introduction to embossing powders and how to use them. and takes you through five cool embossing techniques. Video tutorials (17 mins)
  • Embossed Effects by Katy Leitch Create faux resin paper, bespoke coloured powders and texture with inclusions for mixed media magic! Video tutorial (23 mins)
  • Embossing Mixology by Tania Ahmed Create your own unique embossing powder mixes to give your art more individuality. Video tutorial (12 mins)
  • Beautifully Baked by Katy Leitch Use special effects embossing powders to add colour and shine to a 3D assemblage project. Video tutorial (20 mins)
  • Egyptian Princess by Erica Evans Stamped and piece embossed panels to make a truly unique stamped focal point! Video tutorial (34 mins)
  • Embossed Transfers by Niamh Baly Use clear embossing powder to create stunning image transfer embellishments. Video tutorial (18 mins)
  • Texture Skins by Erica Evans Create dimensional acrylic skins using your embossing folders. Video tutorial (28 mins)
  • Foiled Embossing by Deb Riddell Deb shares lots of ways to create foiled and faux foiled effects using embossing folders. Step-by-step photo tutorial
  • Vintage Gent by Debbie von Grabler-Crozier Create a beautiful vintage patina effect on dry embossed cardstock. Step-by-step photo tutorial
  • Faux Embossing by Ana Bondu Get the look of embossing without the dimension with these clever faux embossing hacks! Video tutorial (25 mins)
  • Embossed Metal by Jennie Atkinson Use embossed tin foil to fake the look of metal sheet embellishments and backgrounds. Step-by-step photo tutorial
  • Weathered Wood by Leslie Lineberry Create an amazingly realistic woodgrain by combining dry and heat embossing. Video tutorial (35 mins)
For this course you will need:
  • Embossing powders - a selection to include a clear powder
  • Embossing folders - any brand or pattern
  • Embossing ink
  • A heat tool