As I promised at the Extravaganza; here is the step by step paper transformation I demonstrated though be warned, there are tons of pictures.......... There are 3 stages to this process but the third one is optional.
Fold and scrunch the paper into a ball until you have a soggy ball
(Just a tip, I use another sheet of paper to mop up the distress stain that is on the mat to use later)
You need to VERY carefully begin to unfold the paper as it is pretty fragile at this stage.
Then you can either put it outside to dry or dry with a heat gun
The paper needs to be totally dry for the next stage.
For stage two you need a clear embossing pad, clear UTEE, tidy tray and heat gun
Sprinkle with Utee as shown and heat emboss as shown.What you will end up with after this is a piece of textured paper which looks and feels nothing like the original copier paper. As a bonus, BOTH sides look great
You can stop there or continue to stage 3; for this you will need a distress blending tool, ink and rub n buff gilding wax
When you have done that then take some rub n buff (I used Autumn Gold) You only need a tiny bit; rub it on your fingers and rub over the paper and highlighting the UTEE which gives a wonderful shimmer.
So there you have it. All the steps you need to transform a basic paper into something amazing.......
This is great to cover journals, makes the MOST AMAZING flowers with the tattered floral die, great mats for cards etc. It adds great texture.
Hope you give it a go. A lot of the people who saw it at the show have tried it and have told me they're addicted!
I'll post pics of ideas later but til then, be blessed in your creative journey.