Making Embossing Powder?

Does anyone know how I can make my own embossing powder? It must be a simple compound. I would love to experiment and make my own!

some1simple from Hill Air Force Base, Ut

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August 29, 20070 found this helpful

From what understand from my days of working in a rubber stamping store, embossing powder is very, very, very fine plastic - like toner out of a laser printer. It is not something you would find the materials for easily to create yourself - and even if you did it would probably not be very cost effective, or safe.
I am doing a search for the MSDS sheets on embossing powder -when I find them I will post them.

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By Sheila (Guest Post)
August 29, 20070 found this helpful

I was looking up this subject myself when I was working on wedding invitations. I think the best bet is to go to Michael's or AC Moore with a 40-50% off coupon and just buy some. The embossing powder has to have a reaction with heat, and as QueenBeeCrafts mentioned, it doesn't make sense trying to find any complicated ingredients.

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It seems like embossing powder and the adhesive are the two basic things you need.

Another thought would be that, depending on what type of effect and how complicated of a design you want, you might want to consider experimenting with the 3-d quality of white glue.

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September 1, 20070 found this helpful

**UPDATE** I am not looking for the information to save money or time. This is a project that my daughter and I have taken on. Part Science experiment, the other part... FUN.

It seems to be a simple compound. My brother is a Chemical Engineer, and he says this should be pretty easy to make.

Sometimes it's easiest to post suggestions for people to do something the 'easier, softer way'... but I believe the reason we all post our questions here, is that we have already thought of the obvious solutions... and want help thinking 'outside of the box'. :)

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Thank you all, and I hope to be able to lend a helpful hint soon!

Jennifer, Some1Simple

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September 6, 20070 found this helpful

i could not find the MSDS on embossing powder, but if you search for them for copier toner, it is pretty much a bit coarser version of the same compound. The MSDS I saw broke it down by percentages - so that would give you the "recipe"

Good luck!

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January 24, 20100 found this helpful

Hi,
Unfortunately, it's absolutely impossible to make embossing powder at home. It's made of a thermo-sensitive polymer, that is first frosted to extremely low temperatures in a huge cabin, and then treated under high pressures to fragment it into small particles.

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The embossing powder is the same material that is used by laser printers and some car paintings, and it's industrialization require huge chemical plants. It's very expensive, dangerous to make, and requires an unbelievable number of machines.

Most of the embossing powder chemical industries are in China and India. The embossing powders we buy at Michael's/ Jo Ann stores are , then, the only choice possible.

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February 8, 20180 found this helpful

You are very wrong . Embossing powder is actually plastic that can be extracted out of simple polymers. I have made my own embossing powder at home following kens diy tutorial that can be found on you tube.
www.google.com/.../embossing-powder-made-at-home&ved...
It works great and is not hazardous except for the floor finish . which will only make your hands dry%

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March 30, 20140 found this helpful

I have an *idea*. I haven't tried it, but it's the first thing I *would* try. #6 (recycling code) plastic is fairly readily meltable. (You can make "shrinkydinks" out of it.) So it might be heat-sensitive enough. But you'd need it to be really *fine*, too.

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So I'd probably find some that's colored and drill/saw it to produce "sawdust," and try the "sawdust."

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March 13, 20150 found this helpful

I looked for the MSDS for embossing powder and found it on Dick Blick site. Looks way too dangerous as well as difficult. I wouldn't let my husband much less my child fool with this. Severe neurological damage was enough to come to that conclusion, but here is the address for the PDF for the MSDS. cdn.dickblick.com/.../DBH_44928B.pdf

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February 5, 20200 found this helpful

That is not embossing powder that you have an MSDS sheet for. Look at the product name at the top right of the sheet

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February 6, 20200 found this helpful

You are right, the PDF says "embossing powder" at the top but the product listed appears to be a blackout pen to use with screen printing.

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I looked at the same site and found two PDFs for different embossing powders. Neither looked to have any serious health concerns, although I would avoid breathing the powder in.

www.dick-blick.com/.../DBH_02296XXXX.pdf

www.dick-blick.com/.../DBH_61834XXXX.pdf

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May 10, 20150 found this helpful

I have just posted two videos and a writeup on extracting embossing powder from just two common materials. It is easy, fun, and it works.
www.observationsblog.com/.../embossing-powder-made-at-home

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April 11, 20170 found this helpful

oh.. the post seems no longer available, how can I read it? many thanks!

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April 12, 20170 found this helpful

I was able to click on the link below and was forwarded to the page with instructions. Here is the main page, maybe you could search for the embossing powder there to access it.

www.observationsblog.com/

Good luck and let us know how it turns out. It sure looks like a neat project.

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Anonymous
February 3, 20161 found this helpful

100 S OF YEARS PEOPLE USED THIS EMBOSSING POWDER IN PRINTING SHOPS - IT IS ORDINARY BAKING POWDER!!!

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February 3, 20160 found this helpful

OHHH IT IS SO SIMPLE. FOR 100 S OF YEARS PEOPLE USED EMBOSS POWDER IN PRINT SHOPS. IT IS COMMON BAKING POWDER!!!

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July 24, 20160 found this helpful

So then, how do you do it? Is that the only ingredient?

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March 14, 20180 found this helpful

So add baking powder to eyeshadow and it will become embossing powder?

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March 14, 20180 found this helpful

Help please. What to add to eyeshadow to make it embossing powder

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December 14, 20180 found this helpful

I Found this website. hope it helps. Keep us updated with your results, hackaday.com/.../

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October 8, 20190 found this helpful

Here is a great tutorial for making your own embossing powder. www.observationsblog.com/.../embossing-powder-made-at-home

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