When I first saw this Rose Leaf embossing folder at Ecstasy Crafts, I thought to myself "that would make for a really pretty stamp". Do you ever see embossing folders that you wish were stamps and vice-versa? It happens to me a lot.
After embossing my water color paper, I used the side with the raised veins in the leaves for my first card:
I rubbed on some Creative Expressions Vintage Golden Green gilding wax over the veins and rubbed some Amethyst gilding wax on the "seeds" of the raspberries.
I then used some water based ink to paint in the green leaves, and I used some Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Decadent Wine Blending Ink to paint in the berries. Next I took a paper pencil and dipped it in some Golden Light gilding wax to get the gold dots on the card.
For the second card, I embossed another piece of water color paper that I spritzed with water to get some really deep embossing. This time I used the opposite side of the paper than what I used on the first card. The veins in the leaves are debossed, not raised up.
I used some Vintage Golden Green gilding wax on the leaves and Amethyst gilding wax on the berries. This card has a very vintage look to it IRL with the green gilding wax on the leaves. It's not a bright green; it is toned down a bit with the mix of gold in it and is actually a very pretty color.
Ecstasy Crafts carries 35 different colors of gilding wax. Some are listed under the above highlighted words and others are here.
So, by using water colors on my first card, I actually (kind of) turned the embossing folder into a stamp.
Thanks for taking a look -- Ann.
All of these products are available at Ecstasy Crafts.