On the NGS yahoo group we are studying Julia Andrus's book: "Paper Transformed". I wanted to come up with a quick, but different looking textured paper and came across this technique in Julia's book. She just has it listed as a variation of Dry Embossing by Machine in her book. It is very simple: glaze paper with a glossy acrylic medium and allow it to dry before embossing. I choose two different card stocks to glaze:
After they dried, I embossed them with an embossing folder in my Cuttlebug. Looks like patent leather to me.