Heat Embossing with Silhouette Mint Ink

I’ve already covered watercolors in my quest to see how versatile the Silhouette Mint is, and now I want to see how it performs for heat embossing.

One of the things that I was surprised to learn while testing the ink with embossing powders is that, while it can stay wet for days or even weeks if you store your Mint stamps with the lids on them, it dries pretty quickly after you stamp it. After I discovered this, I made sure to have my embossing powder ready and waiting and poured it over the stamped area as soon as possible after stamping, and this really improved my results.

Another tip is to use a powder tool to cover the area on the paper where you’ll be stamping with a coating of powder to prevent excess embossing powder from sticking to it, just like you would with a regular stamp.

My results were definitely a mixed bag at first, but as I experimented and tested more, my results improved so much!

If you don’t have a Mint and are curious about what it does, then be sure to check out the video in this post, where you’ll see a step-by-step for designing and creating your first custom stamp with the Silhouette Mint.

Check out the video below to see which embossing powders I tested with the Silhouette Mint ink and which gave me the best results:

Supplies Used in This Project

The following supply list contains affiliate links. I make a small commission if you purchase through these links, and I really appreciate it if you do!

AMZ = Amazon.com     SBK = Scrapbook.com     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Silhouette Mint Custom Stamp Maker Kit ( AMZ / SBK )
EK Tools Powder Tool
Darice Embossing Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

Embossing Powders Tested

Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Stampendous Ultra Detail Clear Embossing Powder*
Wow! Fluorescent Magenta Embossing Powder (similar : Wow! Fluorescent Tickled Pink)
Zing! Aqua Embossing Powder

*I think that this has been discontinued, which I didn’t realize until after I made the video. I’ve also had good results with the Judikins Clear Detail Embossing Powder.

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