Who doesn’t like monogrammed stuff? The answer should be nobody! There have been some gorgeous monogram products in the shops recently, but it’s so easy to make your own, I will show you how.
What you will Need
Dovecraft Embossing Pad
Wow Embossing Powder in Gold
Wow Embossing Pen- optional
How to Make
Take your notebook and wipe it to remove any moisture, embossing powder will stick to anything moist (including fingerprints) so it needs to be clean and dry.
Take a piece of Washi tape and place it where your monogram will be on the notebook, this will help you ensure the text is lined up straight.
Ink your letters with the sticky embossing pad, then stamp the letters in a line, the embossing pad is clear so it can be difficult to see where you stamp, but you should be able to see a slight sheen. If you struggle to see where the letters are, I would advise you emboss them individually. Take your time with this bit as you want them as perfectly lined up as possible.
Once stamped, take your embossing powder and generously pour it over the letters, give the notebook a tap to ensure the letters are all covered. It’s best to do this over a sheet of A4 paper so you can collect the excess.
Tip off the excess and brush off any excess powder with a cotton bud. Replace the excess powder into the container.
Take your heat tool or hairdryer and gently heat the powder until it turns all lovely, metallic and shiny.
I also used my new embossing pen to add dashes to my notebook for another little design quirk but this is optional. The pen is great for adding freehand designs that can be embossed and I think I will get a lot of use out of this new toy!
You can see where the embossing powder has stuck to the notepad where it shouldn’t have, but I quite like this effect so it’s not so bad. It is handmade after all.
Don’t forget to tag me if you make this project, use @i_heart_maggie for Instagram or @IHeart_Maggie on twitter.
Love Claire x