An embossing heat gun is an essential tool for creating a raised image. It's used to quickly melt embossing powder by emitting intense heat without blowing to much air. A heat gun is the easiest and safest way to emboss. It can also be used to heat set stamped images, and to speed up drying time for watercolor or pigment inks when you are not heat embossing. I purchased my gun from Michael's Arts and Crafts. I used a coupon and purchased it for half price. This product is by Marvy and is silver in color. If you have any additional questions on heat embossing please leave a comment and I will be happy to answer it for you.