UPDATE: foil w/gesso & alcohol inks. Did some investigating...a Tim Holtz embossing folder titled "Patchwork" is used. Emboss a piece of craft metal or aluminum foil with the Tim Holtz pattern...gesso the whole thing...after the gesso dries, color with the alcohol ink(s) of your choice.
Here's the link so you for lables for the Tim Holtz mini distress ink pads. Love being able to stack them AND see what the colors are! http://rangerink.com/organize/ Simple Pleasures Stamps and Scrapbooking.