Monday, August 17, 2009

Metal Challenge


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.

9 comments:

Diann said...

Fantastic ART...love the metal you worked with and thanks so much for sharing! Diann

Wanda said...

Oh these are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, GORGEOUS Eileen!!!!! Love them both!!!

Wanda H said...

Eileen, these are both fabulous!!!!

Heidi Davenport said...

I love the projects! That technique is amazing. I am always looking for things to shove into that BIG SHOT...Hunter and Bo better watch out. hee hee

ShellyRaeWood said...

OOh....very nice there lady!! :) Thanks for the info on the faux metal....I so will be trying that. Except that I can't today because I have to keep working on my 18 charms for Arlene's swap!! But then....they DO have to dry, right?? LOL

lotsa scrap said...

stunning!

Rita said...

I just love the way you used metal to work with...I have to try this...my friend Shirley told me about using soda cans..so I am going to try this today.
Very pretty art...

Shirley B. said...

Just beautiful!!

Love Shirley B.
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