Good afternoon Friends,
Sunday Stampers week 272...check out Hels Sheridan's very inspirational blog http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk
Today is time for my Sunday Stampers project for this week and Hels has set the theme of using metal, so I set about creating a tag. I have used a technique from the Ali Reeve school of craft...
First of all I covered a plain tag with double-sided adhesive paper (I actually had just the right size left over from yesterdays tree post!). Then I stuck a sheet of kitchen foil to the tag. Kitchen foil is very flimsy, so I couldn't just emboss it and using the adhesive paper strengthens it even more. If you try this, don't worry about any creases, they can't be helped and actually add to the effect. I had a little foil and adhesive left, so I stuck this to another piece of card.
I then used a cog mask and ran the tag through my GC..now, Ali advocates using boot polish for the next step, but I had some Rub n' Buff in Spanish Copper handy, so I used that instead. I just rubbed it across the tag and left it to dry.
The spare foil was enough to die cut the cogs, which I also treated with the rub n' buff.
I stamped the sentiment and steampunk bug using Creative Expressions stamps by Sam Poole and I coated the bug with glossy accents. I used a punch for the sentiment and made some little dictionary page flowers.
The key in the bezel was made recently when I was experimenting with making jewellery using ice resin. I had some left to use up so made this little design, which will eventually end up on a chain, but I thought it went well with this. Of course if I hadn't had to use up the resin, I could easily have made this with my melt pot.
Thanks for stopping by - I haven't had the chance to make something steampunk for ages, so it was great fun to make!
Love and Hugs,