Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Faux Metal Tutorial....

This is my first time writing my own tutorial but after posting my faux metal post I felt that their might be a few people that come to my blog and would not know what exactly I am talking about so here goes.....


First off you will need the following in supplies:
A versaMark pad, a heat gun, Silver embossing powder( gold or bronze may be used also), a piece of scrap cardstock( this is a great way to get rid of those extra pieces laying around), a shape punch( the one I am using is Stampin Up's designer label punch), a stamp image.




1.
Place cardstock into the versa mark....

Press firmly into the pad so that you cover the entire piece with versamark.

2. next you want to grab a piece of printer paper or a powder pal. Place cardstock piece versamark side facing up on your paper or powder pal.

Cover it with embossing powder. Tap off excess powder onto paper or powder pal.

It should look like this once you have taped off the powder.

3. grab your heat gun and begin to heat up the paper....

It will start to look like this... and after it has all melt it will look like this...


4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you get a piece that should look like this....


5. Take your stamp and press it into the versamark pad to keep it from sticking to the paper....

While your paper is still hot... If it has cooled take your heat gun and heat it up for a few... take your inked up stamp and press it into the paper. When you lift up you will have a image somewhat like this...


6. Take your shape cutter and place your faux metal into it. Line it up so you can see the image.

And then punch your image out. It should look like this...


7. Place on your desired project...

Supplies for card: Buckaroo blue ink, soft sky ink, versa mark, Blue Bayou textured cardstock, whisper white cardstock, whisper white taffeta ribbon, silver embossing powder, party punch stamp set, soft swirls BG, Sliegh Bells Ring stamp set, Aida Cloth BG.

8 comments:

kelly said...

great job on the tutorial! The steps were easy to understand. You should do more of them :)

Nicole Seitler said...

What a fabulous idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Linda McClain said...

Great tutorial! I love the faux metal technique, but how smart to use it with the designer punch and stamp sets. Very neat! Linda

Janet Davis said...

Hi Aimee,
I tried your tutorial and it turned out pretty good for my first try. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Godzoned said...

brilliant! Thank you!

Michelle said...

Great tutorial, clear instructions and pics. Thanks!

Tammy's Crafting Spot said...

Thanks so easy to make and it looks beautiful...

Deb H. said...

Thanks you for the tutorial. I think this would make agreat embellishment for a masculine card. Can't wait to try this.