Sunday, 26 June 2011

Playing with metal

Hope you're all having a nice sunday.  It's gorgeous hot, sunny, weather today here which is great but I'll have to keep this post fairly short as I think I'm melting with a hot laptop on my knee.

I've wanted to have a go at something using metal and alcohol inks so the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week ('show some metal') was the perfect opportunity.

I started off cutting 4 squares of copper metal and embossing them with some Tim Holtz embossing folders. I coloured them with some alcohol inks - 2 with a single colour of ink and the other 2 with a mixture of the two colours, rubbing the colour off the raised parts of the embossed design. I mounted the four metal squares onto background paper and added an ideology book plate with the stamped word 'smile' (a paperartsy stamp).

I made this the right size to fit into one of these 3 inch box frames, but I haven't got one handy at the moment so it'll have to be on hold until I can get one. I'm thinking of painting it dark brown and distressing with gold / copper colours.

I'm also going to enter this in the Sunday Stampers this week which has the theme of words.



  1. Great textures & colour combo, this piece certainly made me smile:)


  2. OOh I love this ! Great work fab embossing and gorgeous colours.


  3. Gorgeous metal piece, love the colors! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

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  5. Beautiful! And it sure made me smile.

  6. Oooh this is lovely! That metal is looking lush and the word.. it did ;O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  7. Wow, such a wonderful piece, love the texture.


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