Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Faux Metal!

Good Morning!

Today I am going to show you how to create your own faux metal embellishments using embossing powder and a heat tool!

You will need:
- Versa Mark Ink Pad
- Heat Tool
- Embossing powder
- Stamp
- and Cardstock

This is the card I created:

Tools you will need
Cut your paper to the size you want your embellishment to be - leave a little extra on the side so you don't burn your fingers when heat embossing!
Tap the paper into the Versa Mark ink and make sure you get an even coverage.
Also have your stamp ready and inked up with Versa Mark ink, this will protect your stamp.

Sprinkle your embossing powder over your cardstock and tap off the excess.
I store my embossing powders in tupperware pots with a plastic spoon - creates less mess!

Using your heat tool, heat the embossing powder until it melts - see in the middle it looks shiny.
When the whole piece has melted, quickly pour another layer of embossing powder on whilst it is hot so the embossing powder sticks.
If you are not able to work this quickly, let the entire piece cool and then repeat the step of applying Versa Mark ink and then embossing powder.
Apply a total of FOUR layers of embossing powder, it should end up looking something like this:

Wait 10 seconds for it to cool just a little bit and then place your stamp in the melted embossing powder - apply even pressure and leave it there for 20 seconds.

Remove stamp and Tada - your own faux metal embellishment!

You can use any stamp and any colour embossing powder - have fun with it!
Here are a few others I made

Bazzill White and Brown Cardstock
Fancy Pants Traditions Cards 12x12 Cardstock
Fiskars Scallop Edge Punch
Imaginisce I Rock Tool
Imaginisce Compact Jewels
Provo Craft Cricut and Christmas Cheer Cartridge
Ranger Stickles Icicle
Silver Embossing Powder and Heat Too
Hero Arts Holiday Sayings Stamps
Tsukineko VersaMark
Silver Ribbon
Brown Fineliner

Have a great day!