Tryin out New stuff : embossing powder

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That's a great idea!

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I have tried embossing powder over a similar color flat paint and it looks good. I didn't get the fiber-all-over-the-completed-model results like I do with flock, which seems to shed forever and gets everywhere. IIRC, the other magazine ran an article about using embossing powder with good results within the past year or two.

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I use embossing powder all the time. I use a white or creme color that is easy to find. Once it's applied and set I paint over it with the color of my choice. I've been using white glue with good results but Im definitely going to try the spray adhesive on my current project.

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Looks like it worked really well!

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I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection. Almost all of them that I could find were more like glitter.

That was the issue which prevented me from getting any, too. The colors were all too metallic looking, and the texture too coarse. The only color which looked realistic was the black, which wasn't called black specifically, but "carbon gray" or similar?

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I'm gonna hafta try some of that embossing powder myself.

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Bryan, thanks for letting us know about the spray adhesive method. My attempts at using paint or white glue haven't been satisfactory.

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Can you spray matt clear over it to seal it in?

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Sounds good do you have to scrape it off again to glue parts like the seats or do you just glue the parts strait on top?

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I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection.

Maybe your Michaels store has a bad selection....I snagged 3 or 4 different colors when I went looking.

I've only used it once so far, but I can see it replacing flocking for good - I really like the 'no shedding' part. I used flat black spray enamel to secure my black embossing powder, and I'm quite pleased with the results

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I just used the Michaels powder for the first time and it looks very scale for 1/16 and 1/12. I used a mix of Carpenters yellow glue and 25% water, brushed on. It's hard to mask some interior areas so brushing was better for me. Waited until it turned opaque and applied powder. After an hour, I did a second coat and application.

Very flat, secure to the surface and neat on the edges. I'll try painting over in different colors on spoons.

I like it but I never used 'real' flock.

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cool! im glad i could help

cheers!

bryan

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If you're using a tub interior brush painting with acrylic provides enough "stick" and can give a little more control around molded in details like this console

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that looks nice chris

someone mentioned it here, and i tried it............hit this stuff with a hair drier! it definetely locks it all in place. i added a second coat of it, and hit it with some heat and man does it look even better now!

thanks guys

bryan

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Use some in another place!

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Thanks Bryan, good photos too!! Now I'm really gonna get me some!!! I've got the adhesive already!! ;)

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That's a great idea for underhood insulating mats-I'd just paint them dull black...

Jus' sayin' :)

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Guys you can also look for the powders at rubber stamp stores or scrapbooking stores. The rubber stamp stores are the ones that sell all te card stock and the inks and stuff. A friend of mine used to own a store and she carried all kinds. They may even sell the proper heat gun if you want to really emboss things.

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Something else that works well is baking soda. I'm definitely going to try your spray adhesive method Brian! Any certain type or brand that you use?

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that looks great Pat!

roger, you have to be careful with bakin soda, i use it to add texture to rust when im weathering. if you dont seal it well with something it will turn white again in 6 months.....

cheers

bryan

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Yeah, I learned that lesson the hard way also. I did a '72 Nova interior with it and sprayed flat black enamel over it. A few months later, it was covered with little white specks. Looks kinda cool,but definitely not the look I was going for. Now, I primer and paint it with lacquer. No more problems! I'll have to pick up some embossing powder and spray glue next time I'm at the Hobby Lobby and give it a try.

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Tried it today stuff works great Flocking powder is a thing of the past for me

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that looks great Pat!

roger, you have to be careful with bakin soda, i use it to add texture to rust when im weathering. if you dont seal it well with something it will turn white again in 6 months.....

cheers

bryan

Thanks Bryan!

YES NO BACKING SODA ,NOT GOOD!!!!!!!!

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Yeah I've tried flocking a couple of times now and I haven't been that thrilled with the results. What section in Michael's has this embossing powder? I'm going to give it a try.

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The rubber stamping section has it.

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