Monday, 7 July 2014

Kitchen paper towels and embossing folders

Today I am back with techniques using textured impressions folders and something so basic as kitchen paper towel.

From Sizzix I used:

I started by laying plenty of old newspapers to protect my working area. Then I place a single sheet of kitchen paper towel. It is important that it is plain white otherwise the patterns will show through. Then spray the chosen sprays around.

Once you are happy with all the colours, apply clear embossing powder while the ink of the sprays is still wet. The reason why I used paper towels rather than toilet paper is because they are very different. One (toilet paper) is designed to disintegrate with water and there fore coloured sprays will damages the paper itself, and the other (paper towel) is designed to not disintegrate even with loads of water, perfect for this technique.

Use a heat gun to melt the powder. This step is to give the paper towel some rigidity in order for the next step. You can see that the paper now does not bend like it would without the embossing powder.

I trimmed a rectangle and embossed it. You can see on the right photo how it retains the patterned embossed. 

To highlight the embossed pattern, I used Black StazOn all over. Dabbing gently in circular motions. I die cut the hearts with the rest of the towel using the starter kit framelit and bigz die.

To add the message, I used one of my stamp messages and layered on black card. The white card I also spritz with exactly the same sprays, yet the effect is more muted due to the card/paper towel different consistencies.

And this is the finished card.

I hope you like this technique and have fun with it!


  1. Beautiful card, I love how the paper towel soaks up the color.

  2. This is a wonderful idea- thanks for sharing!

  3. beautiful technique, thanks for sharing!

  4. Fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Lovely! A great new way to use kitchen paper towel!

  6. Love this! I have dry embossed paper towels and toilet paper before but never used embossing powder to stiffen it! Definitely going to be giving this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. What a beautiful project!!! just amazing, I love how it pops out right at you!!

  8. wonderful idea! I've never thought of that!

  9. I would never have thought of doing this with a paper towel!! I love the look of cloth for the finished product. I'm going to give this a go this morning, just in time for a BD card for my mom. Thanks.

  10. Wow!!!! This technique is very cool and amazing!!!! Thank you for sharing this excellent tutorial. I will be using this technique. Great idea!
    Jacquelene L

  11. You are a clever lady, my friend - Pete x

  12. thanks for the tutorial. I've been looking for projects for my Stampin' Night ladies. they will love this one.
    It's beautiful and looks like a lot of fun.