Thursday, October 04, 2012

Textured Metal (DT Technique by Jennifer Willis)

Textured Metal

by Jennifer Willis

Today I would like to share a really neat technique to create a textured metal appearance. To start you will need aluminum foil, a die cutter and embossing folders, chipboard (cereal boxes, etc work great) and adhesive.

Apply adhesive to the back of the aluminum foil.

Peel away the protective layers and adhere to the chipboard (mine was the packaging from a case of colas).

As you can see there are some small ridges throughout the foil, but there is no need to worry as these will add to the character of the piece. (I like the way that it looks like little branches and could see using the pieces this way.)

I chose to create an ATC, cutting the piece to 2.5" x 3.5" I placed it into the Tim Holtz Patchwork embossing folder and ran through the die cutter.

To complete the card I used eggplant alcohol ink to colorize the background and black enamel accents to highlight various areas.

Using the Distress Ink markers, Aged Mahogany and Tattered Rose, color a portion of the Frantic Stamper Harlequin Background image and neatly trim a four diamond section.

After the enamel accent has had time to dry, adhere the diamond patterned image to the right edge of the card and embellish with pearls. Enjoy sharing!

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