Monday, February 1, 2010

Mad About Metal

Not talking about AC/DC (although......), but metal for embossing, metal in scrumptious colors, metal I've had in my possession for MONTHS and done nothing with.  Metal from Ten Seconds Studio.

First of all, did you know that you could make those roses we usually make from grungepaper out of metal? 
Not great photography, but very cool roses.  I cut them using a sizzix die, then embossed them with a cuttlebug folder, then put them together pretty much the same way, except....used no glue!  The metal is soft enough that I could  stack the layers and kind of twist them together on the bottom.

I also did another of my altered mini notebooks using the metal.  This one is for the February Jackpot at PID.  The theme is "The Colors of Mardi Gras - purple, green, and gold," and here are the front and back of my notebook:

 
  
After attaching the embossed metal to the book, I lightly sanded the raised areas with a sanding block, then swiped over the sanded parts with gold alcohol ink mixative.
The Marie Antoinette image is from PID, and I added some bling to the image.  Well, it is Marie, after all.

Yep, definitely mad about metal!

15 comments:

jrmathers said...

absolutely beautiful

Nanc said...

Well you have done another masterpiece or two..... Just great. I love the metal roses. Nanc

Dorothy said...

Fantabulous Eileen!!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

You know I LOVE the book...but those roses are FABULOUS!!!

Lori said...

Holy crap, this is awesome! Love the roses and the book, another, holy crap! Excellent! Glad to see you got that metal out! whoohoo!

Carol's Crafts said...

OMG Eileen, they are so beautiful, girl. I'm drooling here. LOL I've been wanting to order some of that metal, but just haven't done it yet. I think I will go order some now.

Tamara Putvin said...

Eileen, I love your new art.. They are simply master pieces.. Thank you so much for sharing

Patzee said...

Funny, I have some metal sheets lying around purchased for a project I have completely forgotten about. You have inpsired me with your beautiful art. The notebook cover is precious!

Wanda H said...

These are fabulous!! I have to try the roses, maybe today!!

Julie Ann said...

Wow- that is so cool that you can do that with metal!! I bet they're just stunning in person!

Juliet A said...

I will add this to my must do list - these are gorgeous!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........Eileeneach of your creations are GORGEOUS

Diann said...

What a wonderful mini notebook for the PID jackpot...the Mardi Gras colors are terrific on the metal - it's fantastic. Love the metal roses and they do seem do-able!
Thanks for sharing always! Diann

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great! Just great! Now you're making me interested in metal! Like I need more stuff! I just love those roses tho! lol

Renee said...

wow...the metal flowers are gorgeous!!!