Embossing is a great way to add texture and designs to paper, metal, and clay crafts. The two most common embossing methods involve either heat and powder or a stencil and stylus. Embossing has been around since the 15th century, when stamping plates were heated and used to create personalized stationery. The stylus is an ancient tool whose Latin name is derived from the Indo-European root stei, which means “to prick.” First used by ancient Mesopotamian scribes to write in cuneiform, early styli were made of reeds, bone, and metal. They’ve evolved in both form and function since and are used in various arts and crafts, including embossing. Today’s embossing stylus tools are double-headed and made with either wooden, plastic, or rubber handles. Browse our selection of the best options below.
Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.