Monday, 21 April 2008

Make your own metal embellishments , with instructions . Free paper Download. Mixed Media Monday and Ismaki challenge entry New look Blog Hit or Miss

Hello all

This weeks challenge is Make your own Metal embellishments and here is my example

I have used Prima Coquette papers and matching Prima essentials 3 Coquette flowers and a black Prima Center kiss. The wonderful stamp I have used is by Crafty Individuals I love their range of stamps Not only are the stamps all stunning images but the prices are very good too.

So basic instructions for making your own metal embellishments

You will need

Silver embossing foil (you can use other colours and you can pre treat with alcohol inks)

Various sizes of embossing tools from very small to large ball tips

stazon ink pad

a range of Permanant markers


Solid foam mat like C dees stamping mat or parchment pricking mat

low tack masking tape

Silicon Glue

old credit or loyalty card

1 Cut out a peice of foil larger than you want completed embelishment to be . Then stamp image with stazon and leave to dry

2 With masking tape, tape your foil peice onto your foam mat. Then with the smallest ball tool trace over the black lines of your stamped image. Then using appropriate sized tools emboss any areas you want to stand out.

3 remove tape and turn over foil, You should now be able to see the image and the areas you want to emboss. Tape down to mat.

4 With the small ball tool retrace over the thin lines, then emboss the other areas using the appropriate tools. Remove from pad

5 With permanant markers colour any areas you want to colour. Try to avoid the stazon lines where possible and for areas where you can't only go over the stazon once and it should remain in place.

6 Turn completed peice over so it is face down. Squeeze a large blob of silicon in the center of your peice. Then scrape outwards until silicon fills all the recesses and then scrape of excess (This protects you work from crush damage either in the post or your scrapbook album) Set aside to dry.

7 Cut out your finished metal embelishment,

Chalenge entries must be in Midnight on the 28th . If you enter you get 1 draw ticket in the Challenge and comment draw. If you are chosen as the winner you will bet an extra 5 tickets in this months draw

Don't forget

last weeks shaker box game challenge you still have until midnight tonight to get your entries in Challenge and entry post HERE

Dovecraft competiton you have until 14th May to get your entries in Dovecraft Craft competiton details and entry post HERE

I also have a link to the new Trimcraft (Makers and suppliers of Dovecraft if your wondering about this random posting, was looking for some info and came across this) social crafting site to be opened on the 1st May. If you pre register there is a £1000 draw for craft vouchers, the craft vouchers come in £25.00 vouchers so you can spread them through the year. Nifty idea, You can spread the fun throughout the year. Of course I have pre registered (maybe I should have kept this to myself more chance of winning) and have my fingers and toes crossed LOL . It looks like it will be a great site. You can have your own page and gallery and there will be competitons, craft videos and lots more. TRIMCRAFT CREATIVE SOCIAL SITE

Todays free paper is based on spicy colours

If you like it you can download it free here FREE PAPER DOWNLOAD

Plus I have managed to fit in another challenge today this time its Mixed Media Monday and the challenge is Hats

So here is my ATC A bit of Hattitude Background paper is from Dovecraft Retro floral 6 by 6 pack ,its also an example for My challenge making your own metal embellishments . this time I printed out reversed text and used that to trace. Then I distressed the metal with stazon.Unfortuantly it has nt photographed very well

I have also managed to fit in ISMAKI sketch challenge

Which i made the metal letters for by cutting a strip of embossing foil to the width of my dymo tape and putting it through the dymo
so that is it for today I doubt I will get time to post tommorow

I would also love your opinion on my new look blog. There is a vote in the side bar. thanks

Don#t forget to enter your craft items for the Dovecraft laura Ashley competiton.


Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is wonderful. So gorgous.

mueppi said...


Femmy said...

wonderful!!! thanks for sharing how to make the embellishments1

Diana Evans said...

wow !!!! these are so cool...I love these and will definately have to try this out...

thank you for the inspiration and sharing your wonderful work...

Barbara Hagerty said...

I LOVE the new look! Your blog banner is gorgeous! Thanks for the challenge information! I hope to be back with my metal embellishments soon!

Silvia said...

Wonderful ATC, your self-made-embellishment looks great.

maodren said...

C'est trés joli, je vais essayer de faire pareil. Merci pour les explications

Anonymous said...

Fabulous projects.. thanks for the explanation of the metal embellies :)

Marlene x

filetta said...

magnifique! merci pour de donner toutes ces explications !

bastelkueken said...

fabulous card - great design

chrychry said...

Très jolie carte

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card with lovely colors ! So pretty !

nathmael said...

ta carte est fantastique!!!

Anonymous said...

All wonderful work - thanks for participating on Mixed Media Monday. Diane

megastamper said...

it´s a really special version but so wonderful.
thank you for your participation to my sketch!!!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Rosie said...

Great tutorial, fab examples and absolutely bursting with inspiration for me!! I lurve the Green and the header is lush!!
I'm off to see if I can't combine some colours and challenges too!! ;-] x0x0x0

nirunaru said...

Your card is like a beatiful dream

tiina38 said...

Beautiful card!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Beautiful work. I have got some off that metal stuff, have to go and use it some more!!!

Dan said...

Love those metal embellishments, great job!

Rosie said...

Tracey, following your guidelines, I have managed to make a group of 3 poppies into a metallic embellishment, which has enhanced my collage!!!
Have a great weekend (((hugs)))