Embossing a Metal Look

Hello to all you lovely crafter’s out there. Shanna here with a new fun technique you should give a try.

*The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.*

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First I started with a coat of a gel medium and then just some regular household foil. You can of course use a craft foil as well for this technique.

I used a bone folder to smooth the foil down as best as possible.

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Once dry I trimmed the foil down to the size of the tag.

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Then I created a sandwich for my Cuttlebug using the stencil TCW2075 – Hot Air Balloon Fragment. Make sure you use the right type of “sandwich” for your type of machine to emboss with.

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Here is what the outcome should look like.

Side Note: I accidentally cut on my “not to cut on pad” so when I embossed the stencil some of the cuts that were on my acrylic pad embossed on the foil as well.

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Then I went over the tag with some Distress Paints.

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Let it dry. Once dry take a sanding block and gentle buff off the raised areas.

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I embellished the tag with a metal sentiment and some colored seam binding ribbon. This was my first time trying this technique. I had so much fun and I hope that you would give it a try too.  TCWMetalEmboss7 TCWMetalEmboss8 TCWMetalEmboss9

Thanks for stopping by today.

Shanna Shands

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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