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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Faux Metal Technique Page

I could not believe how great this image turned out. I have done Faux Metal before but with just stamping a flower or something simple on the heated embossing powder. I used the Stampin' Up! "Cute & Curly" set with the "Lable Punch." I used gold embossing power and when I made the first impression and punched it out I was just amazed at how much this looked like a metal label! Pretty impressive, isn't it??? Click on the photo for a closer view.

Take your card stock and press it into the VersaMark pad. Cover the card stock with embossing powder. Heat the powder until it is all melted. You may want to do this in a small shallow box, the powder can blow all over your work area. Once melted add a little more powder and heat again. Do this one or two more times. After the final melting press the rubber stamp into the hot unset (molten lava) embossed area. Wait for about 15 seconds or longer and remove the stamp. If you don’t like the looks of it reheat it and try again. Cut or punch out desired shape. It’s easier to do this while the embossed area is still warm.

I had cut my card stock to fit the block of wood the image is affixed to. After setting the stamp in the molten embossing powder and releasing it I added a little bit of double sided tape to a piece of copier paper so I could handle it better in the punch. And I found that it punches better if the embossed piece is still warm. But warm or cool it still warps. I tried to set it down with pressure on it so it would cool off and stay flat but it doesn't. SO to affix it to your card or scrapbook page you will need to use the REALLY sticky Stampin' Up! Sticky Strip tape. GREAT stuff!!!

I will be adding this page to the second set of 20 pages. I have gotten a LOT of emails about the first set of 20 and after much thought I will be redoing them later this fall. There is a lot going on right now so I can not give a date as to when they will be available but I will be sure to post it. And I will be needing to make more of the current 20 pages. SO please be patient with me and keep an eye out for the post for them!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,
Wanda

7 comments:

sohottstamper said...

Having played around with this technique quite a bit myself, I think, like you found, that the right stamp makes all the difference. This stamp screams - I am made of metal! TFS

Nikki Bond said...

I love this technique and you did it beautifully! I love your stamping technique book idea...very very clever! {SMILES}

craftyantoinette said...

This is fabulous! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Wanda, this came out awesome. Took the close up look and it does truly look like metal. Great Job! TFS... Have a sparkling day! :)
Pamela Vega

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. I love this stamp with this technique. It looks awesome!
Hugs and smiles

Sara Paschal said...

I love it, another great one!

sparklystamper said...

Wow this stamp looks great with this technique! So glad you will be redoing the first set of technique pages too.
Susan [SCS=PSU_Mom]