An assortment of postcard and ephemera creations using wax paper. This ephemera was created using printed and scrap images but you can also use book page images. Darker or black and white images work best. You’ll want to stick with embossing folders that have open spaces, edge embossers or border or frames work best as you won’t want to emboss your entire image.
postcards and ephemera
Winter or Christmas images
Video tutorial on how to make your ephemera extra special using wax paper.
Wax Paper Emboss
What you’ll need:
Image (darker images work best)
Base and backing paper
Embossing folders (borders, edgers or folders with open spaces work best).
To avoid ink smearing from printed images. Best is laser printing, but if what people have is inkjet printer, to avoid bleeding as glue is applied, I suggest to protect the print before working on it with clear lacquer. I made jewelry that way years ago when laser prints were very expensive or unavailable. Some use hair spray but depending on the quality of the ink, it sometimes affects the color in the long run. Best is the acrylic lacquer, never failed me, just sharing a tip that I used for years. I know this method works, made hundreds of pieces using inkjet, with the bonus ot keeping the image crisp.
10 free black and white and split tone images to try this technique for yourself.