I have just spent a fun couple of days experimenting with some new metal techniques. All three of them are based on embossing metal using a brass charm as my mould. I tried popping it through my Big Shot to eliminate the hard work of hand embossing......I can tell you that yes, it can be done......but......you knew there would be a but didn't you?.......the brass charm ends up quite banana shaped!!!!!!
So here's the first technique, this one is simply called crumpled metal.
To start, I secured my chosen charm to my acrylic mat with a small blob of blue tac, then placed my metal over the top, secured with some masking tape.
Rub over the metal with a paper stump to outline the design.
Then with a pointy tool (Ten Seconds Studio refiner) draw around all the detail on the charm to refine the image, it will become nice and sharp.
Leaving the charm in place behind the embossed image to support it, crumple all the surrounding metal.
Oh by the way, those are both my hands in the picture, one thumb painted pink was a bit of an experiment.....have been walking around now for two days with one pink nail.....keep forgetting to remove it!!!!
Next take some black acrylic paint and use a paint brush to work it into all the fine detail. Leave to sit for 30 seconds before wiping away the excess with a paper towel.
Last but not least, brush black paint over the crumpled areas and again wipe away the excess with a per towel.
I am really loving the look of this, it's a fun technique but sadly I can't reveal the finished project yet as it is a class sample for the next release of classes.
As for techniques two and three, you'll need to stop by again in a day or so when I'll be sharing the next one.
Have a fun weekend, I'm teaching my Triple Decker class to ten lovely ladies in the morning, so I think I need an early night.