Welcome back to the Dreamweaver Stencils Tutorial Thursday! Last week Susanna demonstrated how to emboss and paper-piece with stencils. I’m Pam Hornschu, and this week I’m going to show how to emboss metal with stencil designs. This is a technique that can be as simple or as involved as you’d like to go.
Bazzill cardstock, Wassau crinkle paper, patterned paper, sanding block, Stone Gray StazOn ink
Step 1: Following tutorial for paste-embossing, paste the birthday stencil and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Brush gray ink over crinkled paper panel and adhere to card. Distress edge of patterned paper panel and adhere to card. Ink around edges.
Step 4: Place face down on base plate of embossing machine. Add embossing mat and two clear platens to protect the stencil. Run through machine to emboss.
Step 5: Place stencil back over embossed metal and sand color off of exposed surface. For a more rough look, stop here and complete your card, or…
Step 6: Using rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol and a cotton swab, remove color from embossed areas. This will clean more thoroughly. (If sensitive, use this in a well-ventilated room.) Once again, you could stop here and complete your card, or you can go the next step…
Step 8: Using scratch tool, trace random swirls over the front of metal panel.
Step 9: Using ball and cup tool (Phillips head), press ball end in from back, and impress cup end over front side. To emphasize, use rubbing alcohol and swab to remove color.
Step 10: Trim edges of panel and distress with ink if desired. Assemble card.
Now you can see what I mean about going as simple or as elaborate as you want to go. Dreamweaver Stencils‘ carries a huge variety of stencils and Mercart Metals in yummy colors and the basic metals (including a gorgeous pewter) to create some fabulously simple metalwork that is sure to WOW.
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