Hi everyone! I hope your Easter weekend was as enjoyable as ours---more dreary weather--but that's okay---it was all good.
I've been embossing metal again, but this time I tried something a little bit different--more of a collage with the embossed metal being one of the elements along with scrapbook papers and stamped images on a little bit larger scale. BTW, if anyone is interested on how I do this, I do have a couple of tutorials on my blog about embossing. You can go HERE or HERE. I pretty much cover everything on how I emboss metal using different techniques.
Here's my latest pieces--
Both of these pieces are on these--
I found these 2 oblong mirrors (about 5 x 12 inches) at a garage sale last year for a total of a $1.00. You can always repurpose these frames for any type of art--don't discard them! And then what I did was cut the piece of metal to fit into the insert of the frame.
I planned my design beforehand, so I just embossed the part of the metal that would be showing, and then I just adhered the papers right onto the non-embossed metal--
Very easy--the metal is just like any surface when you use gel medium on it. And it adheres to the mirror with no problem.
And then for the frame, I wanted to give it the look of peeled paint but I wanted it to have the texture which is very easy when you heat the wet paint with a heat gun--
I did this on the corners of the frames with a metallic bronze paint--the paint will bubble up which makes for great texture!
These pieces came together rather quickly, and I really like how the embossed metal adds to a collage--so try it! It's easy!!