This is my first attempt at "step by step". Well all I can say is that I will get better at this...I hope. I took lots of pictures but managed to miss a step in each series of samples that I did. What I think will be easiest for me is to list the steps which really are simple and then show the pics.
#1 Assemble what is needed for this project: Variety of embossing folders, Distress Paints, water sprayer, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mists- Biscotti or other glimmer type sprays.
#2 Open the embossing folder. You will be using the inside of the front cover of the embossing folder. Keep open on a flat surface. Daub or smoosh distress paint randomly over the design. You can do as large or small an area as you like...with 2-3 colors of paint. Adding a little metallic distress paint can be pretty too.
#3 Spritz the paint with water and/or Perfect Pearls Biscotti until it's juicy and the paints are beginning to co-mingle. Sometimes I move the folder a little to cause some running of color.
#4 Lay watercolor color paper over the folder and gently rub lightly over with your fingers. I like using the rough side of the watercolor paper for this. Gently lift off.
#5 This piece will be pretty wet. If you like "drippage" you can do that now ( I have a picture of that shown) or prepare to dry either by air or with a heat tool. I personally think air dry looks better but all of my samples shown here are heat set.
#6 If you have enough paint left on the folder you can get another print. I usually add more Perfect Pearls. Have fun!!! It's addicting.
I mentioned in my previous post who inspired me to do this technique. Please visit Snippets for more info. I also wanted to mention that you can use Distress Inks for this instead of the paint. I haven't tried that yet. There isn't really a rule about what side of the folder you use as it can depend on the design itself. Thanks!