How To: Embossing Paste with Dry Embossed Images (Embossing Folders)

How To: Embossing Paste with Dry Embossed Images (Embossing Folders)

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Let’s mix a few of my favorite crafty things to create an amazing result! I just know you’re going to LOVE this one! And, as usual, once you know how to do it, it’s so stinkin’ easy! Just to level-set you, a “dry embossed” image typically uses an embossing folder, however if you have any other old-school embossing tools like brass embossing plates, that’s called “dry embossing” too.

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supplies for using embossing paste with dry embossed images

You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.

Image of a technique combining embossing paste and embossing folders (dry embossing), by Nicole Watt at Nicole Watt Creates

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steps to use embossing paste with embossing folders

  1. Emboss cardstock with any embossing folder.
  2. Apply embossing paste over dry embossed image, scraping over the image so the embossing shows through.
  3. Speed up drying with heat tool if desired.


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