Cassie's Craftspot did. I LOVE how she taught me how to make metallic tags! Thank you Cassie!
I used a leftover tag from another project that I had cut out of plain white cardstock made by Colorbok, then I covered it with metallic air conditioning duct tape similar to THIS, then I ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot with my Regal Flourishes Tim Holtz embossing folder. After embossing, I colored the tag...I used a variety of markers I had on hand, mostly Sharpie(Cassie recommends Copics or Sharpies as they dry better) then, after I was all done coloring my patterns and backgrounds, I used my Marvy heat gun to set the ink from the markers.
This clocks card is the same basic technique from Cassie as above except that I used a recycled piece of cardboard in order to emboss a much larger area. Prior to embossing I used a copper/bronze color stamp ink over the entire front surface of the card then heat set this with my heat gun. I then ran my aluminum duct tape covered, inked recycled cardboard through my Sizzix with yet another Tim Holtz folder(The Clocks one) to get the steampunk clocks look. Once that was complete, I used a black ink pad & rubbed it over the raised surfaces. This created an antiqued look. After I did this, I wiped off any excess ink and then heat-set it again. You can see in the pic on the right what the un-inked back side looks like, the pic on the left is the completed front side...This inks I used were pigment ink by Studio G and whereas I absolutely LOVE their stamp ink, it is not the best for aluminum tape because it does NOT dry fast, even WITH the heat...I believe per Cassie's instructions something like VersaMark or StazOn would work better. I did not own either when I made these. I will try a quicker drying, more permanant ink next time. I still LOVE how these came out, especially since I was just experimenting.
Russian Nesting Dolls Stamp by Studio G for Hampton Art
- All faces colored with Copic Sketch Markers, All hair colored with PrismaColor pencils
- bodies colored with mediums as described:
- Left: Marvy Uchida Le Plume II Markers
- 2nd from left: PrismaColor Pencils
- Left Center: PrismaColor Pencils
- Right Center: Dress-PrismaColor Pencils Head Covering-Pebbles Chalk
- 2nd from Right: Pebbles Chalk
- Right: Pebbles Chalk
Tinkerbell Stamp by:All Night Media, Inc
Unicyclist Stamp by:Michael's
- Tinkerbell-Skintones all Copic Markers, dresses, wings and shoes Prisma Color pencils, Hair PrismaColor pencils, Copic markers
- Unicyclist:Skintones Copic markers, body suit/cycle whichever stamp ink I happened to have been using. I don't remember for sure, probably Fiskar's or Studio G
Baby Feet Stamp by: Studio G for Hampton Art
- All colored and shaded with Copic Markers
Victorian Lady Faces Stamp by: Inkadinkado for EK Success
- Colored as follows: All skintones Copic markers,
- Left hand image: PrismaColor pencils on background, Marvy Uchida Le Plume II Markers on stole & flowers
- All other images:Pebbles Chalk for background, Copic markers for stole
Cherub Faces Stamp by: Inkadinkado for EK Success
- Colored as follows: All skintones are Copic markers
- Left hand image, no additional coloring
- 2nd from left: PrismaColor pencils in hair
- 2nd from Right: Copic markers in hair for shading
- Right: PrismaColor pencils with Pebbles Chalk over hair
Summer Dresses Stamps by Pink by Design
- Colored as follows:
- Top Left(green) Pebbles Chalk
- Top Right(purple) PrismaColor pencils
- 2nd Row: Gold Polka Dots: Fiskar's Stamp Ink.
- 2nd Row:Black w/Gold Polka Dots: Fiskar's Stamp Ink (two PBD stamps layered on each other)
- 3rd Row: All done in shades of Pebbles Chalk using Fiskar's Stamp Ink for silhouette
For this piece I again recycled a cardboard box. I like recycling and/or re-purposing items and I use A LOT of cardboard in my daily life. I then sprayed it with a home-made glimmer paint. I found a tutorial for making this paint on You-Tube however unfortunately I do not remember the artist who's formula I based mine on...I will eventually go back and credit her. After the paint dried I then ran the painted cardboard through my Sizzix Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder. I then used a variety of metallic and glitter Gel Pens to color in the vines and birds. All in all it came out very nice.
I'm trying to decide exactly what I'm going to do with the the three embossed panels I've created. On one hand, they would be very nice in picture frames with small mats around them, but on the other they look so good by themselves I don't want to mask them with matting, especially the acetate one. The clocks one I'm seriously considering turning into a clock, I think it would be REALLY cool like that! Any ideas to make these into completed projects would be welcome. :)
Thank you for taking time to look at all my "doodles" I've got more to share soon...I've been having lots of fun creating little things lately.