Friday, 29 September 2017

Faux metal stamping with Wood Words

Have I gone mad?  Faux Metal and Wood Words!  Read on and see.  I watched a demonstration of regular heat embossing many years ago.  At that moment my stamping passion began.  The transformation of the image in Versamark ink, covered with special powder through to heating it was pure magic.  From that very first demonstration I was hooked.  I still love heat embossing and seeing the powdery image developing into a raised shiny one.  A while ago Stampin' Up! published a video all about the Faux Metal Embossing Technique.  After watching the video I knew I had to have a go!

Sitting on my craft desk I am surrounded with objects that I've made or that my children have made - one such item is a square Night of Navy frame with a large letter K in the middle and you can see it here.  The time has come for a revamp, and this is what I've made, for me, to sit on my desk.

The Crumb Cake frame is stamped using the flowers from the Wood Words stamp set using Early Espresso ink.  There are three layers of Versamark ink/copper embossing powder on the feature square.  Once the final layer was molten the flower stamp (inked up with versamark ink to protect the stamp and act as a release) was pressed into it.  Take care, it is HOT!  After releasing the stamp, I reinked it with Versamark, and gently reheated the bare area of copper.  Once the copper was molten again I pressed the inked stamp into it for a second time.  Word of warning - don't reheat the entire piece because your first impression will melt away!

Regular heat embossing, using clear powder over Early Espresso ink, is used to create the shiny K.  First, ink up the letter stamp with Versamark ink and then ink up with Early Espresso ink before stamping onto Crumb Cake card.  The Versamark in this double layer of ink keeps the coloured ink wet long enough to allow the clear embossing powder to stick!  You can then heat in the normal way until it goes shiny.

The copper faux metal layer is mounted onto Early Espresso and copper foil layers, and the K is placed centrally, raised up using dimensionals.  I am going to enjoy looking at this new piece on my desk!  I hope you try this technique and maybe make a present for yourself or as a gift.

Happy crafting,

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