Sunday, 13 March 2011
Stamping and Embossing on Metal
Good morning you all. Well, it's nearly midday here, and I only crawled out of bed half an hour ago, I NEVER sleep this late, so must be a wonder. I was so groggy that I went through my place looking at all the clocks to see if it was really so late! Hope you all slept well and are enjoying your Sunday, too. I still have blue fingers from last night, I was working with indigo ink, and as hard as I scrubbed, it just did not come off completely, looks like a make-up artist got me ready for the morgue in CSI! But I am happy to say that I feel very alive after 2 large frothy coffees!
Yesterday evening I started working on some metal for the *Simon Says stamp and show some metal* challenge. I made a note book and a tag, but I'm only entering the tag today. I cut a strip of silver metal foil, folded all the edges to give it a tag form and get the sharp parts away from my fingers, and then stamped the long haired lady onto it. I don't know who the stamp is from, but I stamped it using Stazon *indigo*. Then I embossed the rest of the tag using a sizzix embossing plate. I could not do it in the machine, as I wanted to keep the lady smooth and wrinkle-free, so I used a koh-i-noor paper stump to get the pattern where I needed it. I embossed from the back, so that the raised pattern would be at the front to ink over. When the embossing was done, I rubbed over the image part using a tea-spoon to make the image balloon out a bit and stand out from the embossed background. I swiped over it with archival black and indigo, and that was it. Decided not to use any other charms or ribbons, as I think it looks good as it is. Was great fun to make, and the blue fingers aren't that bad....I know I could have used rubber gloves, but do not like working with them. And a thank you to Yvonne, who used this stamped image recently on one of her lovely creations, and reminded me that I had it....
Have a great day, and thanks for looking!
I am also entering this into *Try it on Tuesday* - Women's Day Challenge
and *Let's Ink it Up - Embossing*