This week's challenge at PID is metal, and as usual I did an ATC and a piece for the miscellaneous album. This time I did a journal. Not long ago, at my friend Laurel's meetup group, I learned how to do Japanese stab binding from the awesome Pooja (one of Laurel's members).
I used this technique to create a small journal, and then embellished it.
Both pieces feature the faux metal technique I first saw on one of my favorite blogs, Melstampz.
It's so simple and the result is always impressive.
Glue a piece of aluminum foil onto a piece of cardboard or heavy cardstock. Run it through the embossing folder of your choice, then leave it alone or color/distress it with alcohol inks, stazon ink, even acrylic paint. You can also sand it in spots.
For the ATC I used black alcohol ink, and for the journal, I combined the black with metallic copper AI.