Embossed Metal Wreath Scrapbooking
In this project, Elaine Woodhouse shows how to emboss a metal wreath picture frame for your scrapbook.
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Project by Elaine Woodhouse.
Materials and Tools:
Carvedstamps.com 36-gauge copper foil
Carvedstamps.com butane micro-torch
Carvedstamps.com stainless steel forceps
Tsukineko Stazon black solvent ink pad
Stampington & Co. large grapevine wreath stamp # P2002
Ellison Sizzix personal die-cut machine
Ellison leaf #1, tiny die-cut # 38-0215
embossing mat, old mouse pad, etc.
small silk flowers
Excel pounce wheel
1. Cut a piece of copper to accommodate wreath image, allowing for a border.
2. Using solvent black ink, stamp image in center of metal.
3. Place metal on an embossing mat and outline with a metal embossing stylus.
4. Turn metal over (image is now facing the mat) and "stretch" some of the outlined shapes. To do this, "color" in the shapes using the stylus.
5. Turn metal over again, this time placing the image on the table. Using the stylus, re-outline the stretched areas. This flattens the metal around the shapes and gives your work a more finished look.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until the design is completed.
7. Using a die-cut machine cut leaves out of copper. Follow directions provided with the machine, simply substituting metal for paper. Note: When running metal through the die-cut machine, place a piece of paper on top of the metal to make it easier to cut.
8. Use forceps to hold metal leaves before applying heat with a butane torch.
9. Allow metal to cool (approximately 15 seconds); then bend/sculpt leaves into life-like shapes.
10. Cut photograph to fit inside the wreath and adhere to metal with glue dots.
11. Place and adhere leaves and silk flowers to wreath with glue.
12. Place wreath on embossing mat and outline the copper with a pounce wheel. This will create additional texture and add a finished look to the project. Note: If you do not have a pounce wheel, use a sewing tracing wheel for a similar effect.
13. Attach copper wreath to decorative paper, allowing for a narrow border.