I recently did a LO making my own bg using only white CS, UTEE and distress ink (post below this one) and have since been asked for more details by several people so I thought I'd do a quick step-by-step tutorial to demonstate just how easy it really is. I've checked the Ranger site for existing tutorials but only found those using the melting pot. This is obviously a much simpler way of using the product but has great end results.
What you need
UTEE (I used Ranger brand)
Stamp image onto carstock with embossing ink. For my demo I used an Elegant Script stamp. If you want your image to appear faded around the edges you can wipe the embossing ink off with a paper towel before stamping the image onto your carstock.
Liberally cover your stamped image with the UTEE. To demonstrate I made 2 examples using black UTEE on one and clear UTEE on the other
Dust off excess UTEE powder onto a craft mat or scrap paper. Pour back into container. Heat stamped image using a heat gun.
After the image has been embossed you can then go back and lightly emboss the corners of the cs. You will need to do this step 2-3 times until you get your desired look. Just take your embossing ink pad a lightly dab the CS. cover with UTEE powder, dust off excess and return to jar
Heat the UTEE on the corners, wait for it to dry (which should take only a few seconds), dab some more embossing ink, add UTEE powder and heat again. Repeat this until you have the finished look you want. For the "black" demo I embossed the corners heavily and for the "clear" demo I lightly dabbed the corner with embossing ink and sprinkled the UTEE to get a scattered look.
Using distress ink and a blending tool if you have, ink over the embossed image. You can use several different colours or a single colour of your choice. You'll notice that the CS colour on the clear embossed image will shine through. For my demo I used a combination of Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain.