Cut out grungeboard and lightly misted with water, then rubbed in brown Distress ink on both sides and the edges and let dry.
Ran the grungeboard through an embossing folder and rubbed mahogany Distress ink over the raised areas on both sides.
The side of the grungeboard I'm using for the outside covers, reminds me of tooled leather, sort of feels like thick leather also.
The side of the grungeboard I'm using for the inside of the covers reminds me of tapestry.
For the lettering, used grungeboard letters, colored them with mahogany distress ink, let dry, then coated them with gold acrylic paint. Ran through an embossing folder and rubbed some vintage photo Distress ink on the raised areas.
Here's the finished cover of my folio of faux techniques. The embellishments is a small faux dichroic glass piece.
Folio opened showing sheets of faux techniques. I've written out the instructions and adhered them to the backs of each page.