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Post  VictoriaMurray on Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:05 pm

Here's one of my new favourite techniques:
Custom metal embossing and colouring:
I'm using thin aluminum (I got it at an Art Supply store, but I've heard you can also use heavy duty aluminum foil) . Mine was this one:
http://www.amaco.com/prod-artemboss-soft-metal-sheets-360.html#
I cut it with a die cutter, embossed it and coloured it with alcohol ink. In this case I used quickutz nesting scalloped circles and a cuttle bug embossing folder.
To get a nice deep colour, I dribbled the ink on the letter and lightly sponged it around with a makeup sponge. I takes a few coats to get a nice colour.
Here's a few examples:




Here's a card using the technique with quickutz letters:



Here's a layout with the metal "flowers":


Thanks for looking and I hope you give it a try!
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Post  Tara Orr on Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:24 pm

oh wow - this is totally stunning! unfortunately, i don't have a die cutter or embosser so this simply won't do for me - how awesome though.... what a great idea!
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Post  SandraD on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:51 am

WOW - that looks great! Are alcohol inks for non-porous materials? eg, tin, metal, plastic etc. i'm guessing they aren't for paper and card?
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Post  seppa on Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:03 am

Wow! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Tutorial: Week of June 29th

Post  VictoriaMurray on Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:17 am

Yes, alcohol inks are for non porous surfaces. I've seen them used with glossy cardstock though.
Tara- You can use punches too and a stylus to "draw" a texture. Here's a very quick example:


Glad you like the tutorial!
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