Here are some directions from Betsy Veldman:
Step 1: Emboss your design using an embossing folder or impression plate. I used the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder here. After embossing, leave it in the folder with the design still alligned. Choose a crayon color…I found good old Crayolas worked best…other off brands are too waxy and don’t rub off smoothly.
For this part you’ll need the Snowflakes Embossing Folder (seen below) by Cuttlebug and some cream paper like Hero Arts Eggshell Layering Papers. Do you have a machine?
Step 2: Peel the paper off of the crayon and rub over the design with the length of the crayon (not the tip). It’s hard to see in the photograph since my paper is cream and my crayon is white, but just be sure to cover all of the embossing with the crayon. Leaving it in the embossing folder while you do this step gives the embossing something solid underneath for the crayon to rub on and prevents it from getting in between the raised portions.
Step 3: Ink over the embossed design with distress inks. When you’re finished, take a dry paper towel and rub over your paper — this takes off the excess ink from the waxy portions of the embossing, making your embossed design pop.
For this part, she used Fired Brick and Broken China Distress Ink Pads. You’ll also need an Ink Blending Tool and the Refill Pads for it if you don’t want to muddy the colors : ) Another note: Distress Inks are on SALE this month!!
Other items useful for this project:
Thanks to Betsy Veldman for such a fun project idea!!
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