Embossing machine (I used Cuttlebug)
Ink & paper
This is so easy to do. Just take your embossing folder and ink it up. I've used Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink but I think any ink will work. I inked up both sides of the folder.
As you can see the more solid side left streaks. I'm wondering next time if instead of dabbing I could drag the ink pad across or use a brayer to apply. The other side turned out great. What happens with this method is that the ink is printed into the debossed portion of the paper creating a beautiful look.
After I created my letterpress paper I trimmed around the flourishes to create a frame for my fairy.
You can create endless handmade designer papers with this method. Choose any embossing folder and color ink you like! It's so simple. As for clean up, I like to wipe my folder down with a baby wipe when I'm finished. Soap and water work just fine too. I hope you'll try this technique. It's simple and beautiful. I'd love to see what you create!