Our fabulous guest Janeen at SuburbNgypsy is back today, and she is sharing a tutorial for the background of the beautiful Easter project she shared with us. Remember - this week's Metal-ology challenge is still open and details can be found here.
On to the fun!
Simon Says Stamp – Metal-ology Challenge
Designer: The Suburbngypsy
Project: Heavy Metal Easter
Tutorial: Turning paper into metal
I love this look of copper patina, and worked out this very simple technique to transform any chipboard or heavy paper into “copper”.
First I dabbed chipboard letters with my copper Acrylic Paint Dabber, being sure to leave chipboard exposed. It’s really important to leave some areas clear of the paint because….
You can create great effects on embellished metal by using Distress Inks. For these panels, I first embossed metal sheets by using my Big Kick and an embossing folder from Tim Holtz’s Alterations. Next I covered them with a light coat of white acrylic and set aside to dry.
Walnut Stain and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks to tint the panels. I worked lightly, doing the Walnut first and letting it set for several minutes.
Then I pressed the Tumbled Glass ink pad directly onto the panels to add the blue tint, and smeared a bit with my finger tips for a more worn look.
I love how Janeen changed the look of products in her stash to create this beautiful project! For more photos of this project you can see Janeen's post on her blog here.
It all started long ago before there were scrapbook stores, crop circles, or the internet. Yes the gypsy is that old. I began making scrapbooks of my travels the old-fashioned way – sketch books filled with photos, keepsakes and journaling. Then the industry boomed and along with it the products! I jumped off the page and began altering objects, creating canvases and exploring 3D media, getting covered in ink and glitter in the process. Now 20 years later I teach classes, blog, and am thrilled to be a part of Authentique Paper’s Design Team. It’s been an awesome journey.
When I’m not covering myself with paint, I work full time in marketing (herding cats), chase my Girl Scout troop (more herding cats), wrangle my family (definitely herding cats) and try to walk our Saint Bernard, Loki (not a cat).