Has anyone made an embossing stamp using the GF PG Medium Clear Acrylic for leather? I’ve seen lots with the thick acrylic but not the medium and wondered if it would work.
I did a test overnight with the PG Medium Cleary Acrylic and clamped a teeny tiny stamp, as you’ll see in the photos, that ended up breaking from the vice clamp, but it actually left a pretty good impression otherwise. You can’t make out the monogram other than the “G” because the letters are so minuscule.
I started by using the new UI stamp maker pre-programmed settings but changed the setting from dots to varying speed as well as the LPI setting and cannot remember now what I set it at. I may have run two passes on it too, I just don’t remember now. (Life would be much easier if I wrote down the steps I took when playing around with settings - I am going to do better and start keeping track, I promise. LOL!)
Obviously, the first stamp is too thin and needs to be enlarged, and the second stamp is nowhere near usable for embossing leather. I just went with the pre-programmed stamp settings on the second stamp.
Here are a few pics of the two stamps and the results of the leather test using the first stamp. The leather was wet before pressing it in a Kreg vice grip. I need a better vice method that will place equal pressure across the entire stamp.
If anyone has insight on settings for the medium acrylic for leather embossing and/or improvement tips, I’d love hearing from you!
Results of wet leather test pressed overnight in Kreg vice grips w/first stamp:
Second stamp using GF UI “Stamp Maker” settings (not usable for leather embossing):