So I went to use my trusty Marvy Echida heat embossing gun this morning. I innocently plugged it in and then it went "poof," sparked, caught on fire and melted the cord. Now I'm not an electrician, but I'm smart enough to know I probably shouldn't use that embossing gun again...
Yet I had hearts covered in embossing powder waiting to be heat
set...then I remembered!!! Back in the days "BG" (before heat gun) now
we are talking ohhh 16-17-18 years ago or so, we played with embossing powder
and melted it using the heat from the toaster. So off I trekked my
powered covered hearts to the kitchen to see if I could get it to work.
I had to be careful not to burn my hand. I used a piece of scrap cardstock, but though one toaster cycle (on level two, or lightly browned toast) I was able to heat set all 9 of the hearts I made. I made sure to keep the cardstock about 2 -3 inches away from the toaster (It looks closer in the photo) I also made sure to check the back side occasionally for scorching.
But as you can see, it worked!!
Now the only question remains...anyone have recommendations on a new heat gun??
*Author only used this method as she was in a bind. She does not endorse said method, and advises anyone reading this to try so at their own risk!