Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images and designs in paper and other materials. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material (but might protrude somewhat on the reverse, back side).

Here are some of the ways we have achieved good results in the workshop – pressing into soft materials seems to work better, also dampening it first ( if using paper or leather).


Method 1
Place object next to dampened paper. Place foam board either side to protect pressing boards. Then place all this between two pressing boards and press tightly in nipping press in workshop for about 5 mins.








Emboss-deboss by Ralph Pedersen.
The following layers were arranged in the nipping press:
pressing board-drilled board-dampened paper-silicone paper- foam-pressing board


Method 2
Have a metal block made by Metallic Elephant. Heat this in blocking press and press into paper, cover board etc.







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