Today I received a call from a customer, Carol, and she had purchased a couple of our new embossing folders, got them home, and had some questions on how to use them. Embossing folders have been around for awhile and there are several techniques on inking the folder and running them through the machine. BUT...have you considered using ink and a stencil brush and doing the Strié technique like you do with our stencils. Here are a couple of samples:
|Season's Greeting FG677 an embossing folder by Dreamweaver Stencils|
Here is another folder FJ917 Happy Holidays:
Another technique for using the folders with colored metal is shown in this post from October, click HERE to learn more.
This is a quick "view the technique in a nutshell" post, but I have a couple more samples I will try to post later this weekend using this technique with the folders. I have been traveling and some of my samples are packed. Kathi, my Missouri sales rep, sent me a couple of beautiful samples using this technique and has an even lighter touch with her work, so beautiful. Will get back to you later this weekend with her samples.
If you would like an instruction flyer on the Strié technique (this flyer was originally done with showing people how to emboss with the machine and their metal stencils, but the technique can be used for any type of embossed paper) so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the step-by-step process.