In last week’s webisode we talked about all kinds of ways to use Spellbinders’ Metal Sheets in your scrapbooking and card making projects!
Metal Sheets are exactly that – thin sheets of metal. They basically feel like very thick foil, yet are thin enough for easy die cutting. They come in Precious Metals or Jewel Tones.
Inking your gorgeous metal die-cuts adds depth and richness, or can give an aged or patina-ed look. Two products you can use to ink metal sheets are Spectrum Noir™ alcohol pens and StazOn® ink pads since both work well on slick, non-porous surfaces.
This incredible scrapbook page from Susan uses Metal Sheets for the die-cut frames and flourish, and also to back her Dazzles™.
Susan then inked her flourish, frames and Dazzles™ with brown Spectrum Noir™ pens to get multiple tones of copper. Look how gorgeous her results are!
You can also use StazOn® to ink your Metal Sheets, and that’s just what LeNae has done with the metal die-cut label on her card, below.
This is such a stunning card! I love it! She inked the edges of the metal die-cut label with Jet Black StazOn® and it really makes this element stand out. It can be helpful to use a cotton swab to apply ink on some of the more detailed areas. Also, notice how she chose not to ink the “Love” greeting, making it stand out nice and bright against her background.
Metal Sheets are a fantastic way to create super luxurious accents and embellishments, and inking will help to enhance that effect. So pick up some Metal Sheets here, and give this technique a try. I think you’ll really love the results!
Paper Wishes Highlights:
- New Spring 2015 Mini Catalog! Our latest online catalog will be available starting Monday – today for VIPs!
- Week of Webisodes! This coming week it’s Ann’s First Look at Paper Wishes Spring 2015! Come back for a new webisode every day this week featuring TONS of project ideas!!!
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Have a wonderful weekend, and a very green St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you find a little time to create something you love!
Paper Wishes Editor/Proofer