Technique Tuesday #9

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: FAUX METAL CARDSTOCK.

Craft stores do carry metal looking cardstock but I thought it might be fun to try and make it. I used two different methods.

For method #1 ~ Embossing Powder ~ you will need: cardstock, Versamark ink pad, embossing powder, a heat tool and an embossing folder{optional}.

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1}Cover the piece of cardstock completely with Versamark ink. You can see where the ink has been applied. 2}Sprinkle the entire surface with embossing powder. For the example, I used silver but you could also do gold, copper or pewter.

 

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3}Heat with the heat tool.                    4}Run it through an embossing folder.

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For method #2 ~ Aluminum Foil ~ you will need: cardstock, tape runner or other adhesive, heavy duty aluminum foil and an embossing folder{optional}.

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1}Cover the piece of cardstock with tape runner or other adhesive {tape runner is the easiest but you could use double sided tape or even liquid glue. Just be sure to let liquid glue dry completely before embossing}. Place the aluminum foil onto adhesive. I found that it works best if you start with one top corner and meet up with the other top corner then slowly lay the rest down to adhere.

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4}Run it through an embossing folder.

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Hints:

*If using the aluminum foil method, you can decide whether you want the finished piece to be shiny or a bit dull. This will determine which side of the aluminum foil will be facing up.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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