Hi everyone! Today's WT426 is a fun one! We are to discover something new, try a new technique, process, material, in honor of Self Discovery month!
I tried die cutting and embossing copper that I had bought at AC Moore, and was thrilled to find that it die cuts beautifully! I chose a copper metal, cut with the custom Our Daily Bread designs Cathedral Window and Border Die. I then cut a 1" strip long enough to wrap around my glass candle holder like a belly band, to which I could attach the window die. I embossed the strip with an E-bosser ef, and I antiqued all the copper with an antiquing gel I have had for some time. To give color to the window, I stamped a piece of acetate with the Cathedral Window- Wood stamp that matches the die, colored it on the back with Sharpies, and adhered that to the back of the die cut window. I adhered the band to the window with Aileen's Jewelry adhesive. I'm really happy with how this came out, as it has a real metal look and feel that just would not have come from paper alone, to say nothing of it's stronger.
Thanks for a great challenge, and thanks for looking!
Edited to add: I have blogged this with a mini tutorial if you'd like to have a look: Thinking of You
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013 GMT Views: 1067
Registered: May 18, 2004 Location: Southwest Michigan Posts: 22047
Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 7:15 AM
Oh my, this is fantastic! I am so impressed with your work with the copper - I've tried several times in the past working with those thin metals for crafting, and can I just say, "disaster"! You have created a lovely work of art! Thanks also for including directions for how you did it (just in case I ever decide to drag out my metals and give it a go again!).
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