There are many ways to emboss: with embossing powders, with stencils and with embossing folders. Another way is to use objects to emboss a design into a wet medium: paint, gesso, gel or molding paste. You can use any objects to press into the wet medium.
I painted matte gel over manilla folder.
While the gel was still wet, I pressed sequin waste and bubble packaging into the gel. Carefully lift of the objects. Let the gel dry.
I like how the images turned out.
I used Twinkling H2Os to color this piece.