Fun Post Embossing Folders

Fun Post Embossing Folders

Melissa here today to give you some fun ideas of what you can do with an embossing folder to create custom backgrounds for your projects.  I used the same embossing folder for all 5 examples and stayed in the same color family.  All of the photos are close-up shots so you can see the results better.

First up we have the folder embossed into plain paper.

 

Next, I added a color by inking the actual folder directly before running it through the machine.  

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This example uses Gelatos.  I embossed first, applied color on the waves, and then used my finger to swipe a light blend.

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 Again, I used Gelatos.  After I embossed I used a brush and water to blend the colors.

 

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This is good ‘ol watercolor.  I embossed it after it was dry.

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My last example shows the use of modeling paste with some glitter sprinkled to add color. I wish you could feel the actual texture, it is really marvelous.  I applied the modeling paste, put it in the folder, then ran it through the machine. 

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I hope I have inspired you to try something different when crafting with an embossing folder.  Possibilities are limited only to your imagination (wait did someone famous say that)?

 

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