Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
Ever wondered how to heat gun? I wrote some tips and a tutorial for you below.
"It's no delay to stop to edge the tool"
Have you been a little intimidated about using a heat gun? Let me help you understand a little more about this useful tool and maybe you will want to add one of them to your craft supplies or break it out a little more often if you already own one.
Heat guns are pretty much essential tools for papercrafters.
They are slim tools that are built with the safety features of a hair dryer, having a safe plastic body to hang on to and a nozzle for directing the super hot air.
They remind me of the shape of an electric drill tool or a straight hair dryer.
Incidentally, you can buy a Heat Tool from me if you live in Australia by going to SusanSalutations. It is listed as being a heat tool on the site.
Basically, if you can use a hair dryer then you can use one of these craft tools.
The temperature generated by the tool is higher than that of a hair dryer though so please don't try drying off the family dog with it after you have bathed him or accidentally directing it at someone's face or eyes.
Having a nice, hot, dry stream of air to focus on your papercraft projects can be extremely useful at times.
The most common way to use a heat gun is probably for heat embossing. This technique is one of my favourites, as I am sure you have discovered from browsing this site.
It's pretty simple:
You're done! Now you know how to heat gun!
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