I like the hard to see details in scrapbooking and on paper. Embossing is an excellent detail.
I also like to use everyday items to produce results.
I found a Pasta machine at a garage sale and I thought that it would make a prefect rolling mill for paper.
I also thought if I use flexible plastic, I could make my own templates to emboss into the paper.
Plastic plates from the dollar store gave me the perfect plastic to make templates.
Step 1: Gather the Items
Paper – 20 pound general purpose
110-pound card stock
Plastic pressure pad: I purchased and using plastic from a file folder.
Rubber backing pad: I purchase some a 6 inch by 6 inch by 1/8 thick from the plumbing department. I believe it is for patching piping.
Templates - Plastic Plates – must be flexible- found some at the dollar store
Pasta machine * Please note: The opening of the pasta machine is 5 ½ wide, so all items are cut to size; to fit this width. Length can be variable.
3 by 5 cards
Optional (secondary projects)
Foam patterns - with sticky backs
Wood – 2 inch by 3 inch – I used this size for a backing for an ink stamper
Inkpad - i was working with green, but any color will work
Plastic patterns – these have to be flexible