by Wendy Wilson
(Springfield, IL, USA)
When using a stylus in dry embossing I find it much easier to PULL the stylus TOWARD me (along the edge of the stencil design you are embossing) especially if it is a detail like scallops, etc.
I am much less apt to catch the stylus on an outside corner and poke a hole in the paper, as I might if PUSHING the stylus.
Also, I use waxed paper on top of the paper being embossed, or let paper warm up a bit on lightbox, then lightly rub a folded square of it on the back of the paper you are embossing.
Christina says ...
I am sure that this information will be a real eye opener to many people that emboss with a light box.
The last thing you want to do is tear the design you are working on .... especailly if you are at the end ...Oh! No! catastrophe ...