Ink: Basic Black Craft & Classic Pads; Black Staz-On Pad
Accessories: Sterling Silver EP; Heat Tool; VersaMark Pad; 1/16" Circle Punch; Silver Mini Bradys; Hammer (to flatten the brads); Dimensionals; Silver Cord; Mini Glue Dot; Old Toothbrush (rub Black Craft ink across & then down the background); sponge (for spo
Techniques: Faux Metal & Canvas Background
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 3
Die Cut Diva
Registered: June 14, 2004 Location: Portage, MI Posts: 3407
Thu, May 05, 2005 @ 1:03 PM
This is great! So you did the background with an old toothbrush and some black ink? Very neat!
------------------------------ ~ Kelly, who seemed to stamp a lot more before she *had* to!
After 11 years as a demo, guess I'm not so"new" anymore!
Registered: March 24, 2004 Location: Southern NH Posts: 8114
Fri, May 06, 2005 @ 6:13 AM
Thanks for your sweet comments!:)
Here's how you make the faux metal:
1 - Begin with a piece of thin cardboard (like you get with SU forms). Cut it to your desired size.
2 - Ink it up with VersaMark ink, & pour Sterling Silver EP on it (you could also use other metallic EP's). Heat. Let cool.
3 - Repeat step 2 two more times.
4 - The 3rd time you heat the EP, you will want to ink up a stamp with VersaMark (to keep it from sticking in the EP) & stamp it into the hot melted EP. Press down good & hard. You may need to rock it just slightly to get a good image all the way to the outside.
5 - Let it cool & rub black Staz-On ink on it to age it.