Handmade paper...sort of. Blockheads Paper Arts' current blog challenge is an interesting one: Textured Paper with Embossing Folders. The unusual aspect is the use of toilet paper to make the embossed paper. This was a real challenge. Layering wet toilet paper in an embossing folder was a little tricky; waiting for it to dry required patience, too. I tend to do things backwards, and this was no different. I should have applied my color while the paper was still wet! However, I used Glimmer Mists (Patina, Periwinkle, Bronze) and then re-dried the paper in my oven, which had been heated to 300 degrees and then turned off. I applied Versamark ink to the design created by the embossing folder and then brushed on gold Perfect Pearls. Another tricky step was adding gold metallic pen to the edges (7 layers of paper tend to separate). To adhere the completed piece to a card front, I ran strips of mono adhesive in a "frame" that would fit inside the borders of the piece. This was definitely a Challenge with a capital "C"!