Thursday, March 29, 2012
More Magic Metal
Created by: Stacey Dunning, Design Team Member
Description: Cards using Magic Metal Accents created with Embossing Powder and Rubber Stamps
Stamp Set Used: Botanical Silhouettes and Nature Medallions from Blockheads.
I created these using Silver and Liquid Platinum Embossing Powders. I followed Karen's instructions
Magic Metal Technique. I actually stumbled a few times on this technique because of the detail in the Butterfly Medallion stamp. I found that 4 coats was problematic, but that I could get ok impressions with 2-3 coats. The one on the left was the one I tried with 4 coats ended up not using. I did find that I could die cut through 2-3 layers when finished so that I didn't have to line up the stamp perfectly over the embossed powders. I really liked how they ended up looking like silver coins. I also learned that if you stamp badly and reheat to try again it doesn't work as well as I'd hoped. The initial impression actually shifts the metallic so when you reheat it doesn't have the pretty metallic look to stamp into.