Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dry and Heat Embossing on Metal - Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to share with you a tutorial I did for Paper Craft Planet's Tutorial Monday! Since I love the look of metal, I thought I'd demonstrate two embossing techniques for metal sheets: dry and heat embossing. Use this technique to add pizzazz to cards, or attach to a wooden or metal skewer to decorate a garden or pot! Here are the basic supplies you’ll need for dry and heat embossing on metal:

• Soda Can (flattened) or Metal Crafting Sheet
• Static Free Embossing Buddy
• Watermark Ink
• Heat Gun
• Stylus – Fine and Broad Tips
• Embossing Powder
• Stamp
• Cushioned Mat

If you don’t have metal crafting sheet handy, try using a flattened soda can. For this you’ll need an empty and washed soda can, utility scissors and/or a crafting blade.

To remove the top and bottom of can, punch a hole right below the top curved area and cut around until the top is completely cut off. Cut down side of can and continue to cut at the lower curved area until you have a rectangle piece. Be very careful with the sharp edges. To flatten sheet, slide piece against corner of table or cover sheet with paper and press with warm iron.

Rub static free embossing buddy over metal sheet.
Stamp image onto metal sheet with a watermark ink.
Pour embossing powder over stamped image and shake excess off.

Use heat gun to begin melting embossing powder; do not overheat.

Place sheet on top of cushioned mat.
Apply firm pressure on the outside edge of image with the fine tipped stylus.
Trace other areas within the image for added emphasis. No need to trace every line!

Turn sheet over. Apply pressure “inside” the traced areas (see yellow marks) with the broad tipped stylus.

Tip: Anything with a smooth rounded tip, like hairbrush, marker cap, etc., can be used in place of the broad tipped stylus.

Color image as desired with alcohol inks and/or alcohol markers.

That’s it! Now you’re ready to add this embossed metal to your project. Have fun creating!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Stamp: Friends Til the End (PTI)
Paper: Black, Pool Party (SU!), Strawberry Kisses (Prima Marketing)
Inks: VersaMark, Copic® Markers, Stickles (Ranger)
Other: Frame-able Cutting File (Creations by AR), Scor-Pal Tape, Seam Binding Ribbon (SU!), Vintage Brad (SU!), Crochet Thread, Dimensional Adhesive


Ruthie Lopez said...

Incredible tutorial!!! I love the result!! TFS

Kim Burmeister said...

AMAZING! This looks so pretty on a card.

Jude said...

All your work is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration!