1. Marbling - Scrape several colors of Chalk onto the surface of water in a shallow pan. Swirl only once. If you stir too much, the colors will blend compeletely and won't create the marbled look. Drop a sheet of cardstock onto the water, then lift out immediately. Let the paper dry.
2. Textured Vellum - Moisten a vellum sheet with water using a bottle sprayer. Crumple into a tight ball, then unfold carefully to smooth out. Dip a sponge into a lighter colored inkpad (or two), then dab onto vellum. Then rub a dye-based inkpad (darker color) lightly over the vellum, enough to color the peaks of the folds. Iron the vellum until it's dry and relatively smooth. It will still have texture.
3. Antique Embossing - Stamp on cardstock with embossing ink, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Paint a medium-thick layer of acrylic paint over the entire area. Let dry. Take a damp cloth/paper towel and rub over the painted area to reveal the stamped image. Apply metallic rub-ons to add dimension.
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