More Mod Podge & wax paper! This weird little technique offers a way to get more mileage out of those adorable Cuttlebug border sets. The border folder I've used here is part of the Frills Embossing Folder Border Set.
- Cuttlebug border folder (or full size)
- Waxpaper (or tissue paper or wrinkled vellum for a different look)
- Mod Podge & an old brush
- Sanding block
Step 1) Cut & wrinkle wax paper
Step 2) Cut cardstock & apply a good coat of Mod Podge Matte. It dries fairly fast, so working quickly is important.
Please note: It's a good idea to use an old brush (Mod Podge will wash off, if you get it asap, but it is hard on the brush)
Step 3) Smooth wax paper down while Mod Podge is still wet & sand
Step 4) Ink it up (I used Sahara Sand ink by Stampin' Up!)
Step 5) Sand the wet ink
Step 6) Sand it & ink some more
Step 7) Cuttlebug it with borders sideways. (I wasn't worried about lines since they added more shabby to the chic.) ;o)
Step 8)I nk the cuttlebugging. Any ink seems to work fine.
Step 9) Sand it. Repeat inking & sanding, if you like.
Click if you wanna see it even closer. ;o) It looks kind of marble-y
in person. It's pure craziness how that Mod Podge really really holds the embossing deeply.
If you trim your piece to put on a card you can use the scraps too: one way to use 'em is to colour the scraps with alcohol/solvent inks to create a matching accent:
-->More ways to use those border
embossing folders here:
- Mod Podge Paper (verdigris coloured with alcohol inks)
- Mod Podge wax paper fresco (this uses any old dye ink so it's way less messy than the one with alcohol inks.)
- Mod Podge, tissue paper, & Shimmerz (to emboss)
- Decoupage Nestabilities hands-free Storage (cork board)
- Mod podge to make DIY embossing plates (with cereal boxes)
- Mod Podge Grungeboard embossing plates