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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Embossed Metal..... Purty Flowers

Holy Posting, Batman!  2 in one day?????  I think I'm done for the year!  LOL

Here are a few more pieces I did the other day on my "art play day".  I took some aluminum sheet metal (in a roll) and cut out shapes with my Sizzix Big Kick.  Then I embossed the metal using Ten Seconds Studio molds and a couple of Cuttlebug Embossing folders.  Then I painted with the Tim Holtz Adirondack Paint Dabbers(by Ranger).  Love the colors of this paint!! :)  After the paint dried, I sanded the flowers/leaves so the embossed pattern shows up nicely! :) 
The great thing about using metal is that you can then bend and fold the pieces to give a really nice 3D effect.  I have the flowers/leaves arranged on a canvas board that I colored waaaaaaaaay back when dinos walked the earth.  I do believe I used some of my homemade color wash on it! :)  Now, I just need to find the perfect photo and frame it up!!!!

8x10 Canvas board with metal flowers:

Close up of the flowers and leaves:


  1. GORGEOUS creations!!! LOVE the colored metal and the embossing!!!! Have done some of that with my cuttlebug and the look is AWESOME!!!!

  2. very nice....I made some flowers out of a plastic milk jug the other day with my big Kick and a flower die....heat the edges with the heat gun and watch the edges curl up...very cool and fun..Jamina