Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Metal Flower Mini Class

Hello :) well as promised yesterday I have a metal flower mini class to share with you.
I was inspired by some flowers that Leandra of Paper Artsy had done but I didn't have the different products & tools that she had so I kind of made my own version & this is how I did it :

1. I used punches to cut out the flower shapes, 2 different sizes. (you could use punches of butterflies or similar !)
I punched out flowers in both thin sheet metal (from 10 second studios, available at artist trading post of course lol )& also out of card.



2. Next I glued the metal flowers to the cardboard ones, this meant that I could curl the petals without them being too flexible so that I could use them on a project without them flattening out again or getting crushed.



3.Once they were dry I used my cuttlebug & embossing folders to give them a more textured look.



4. I then alcohol inked them, layered up some of them, curled the petals & added brads ... voila metal flowers ready for your altered art projects, cards or layouts.

15 comments:

  1. Is it the metal that comes in rolls or the heavier sheets?
    I've started the shopping list as I gave away my flower punches and I will have to find a friend with a cuttle bug... or have one for xmas ...got the inks though lol

    Love the effect.

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  2. Hey Angie :) ((waves))
    I used the metal that comes in a roll ... but there's nothing to stop you using 'other' metals .. if you have any of the silver duct tape that you get for a couple of pounds from DIY shops you can stick it to the cardboard & cut out & emboss afterwards .. alcohol inks work well on that ..( though you wouldn't be able to shape it) & off course you don't nesc' need punches you could stick your metal to the card stock first & then just cut out your own design :)
    x

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  3. Gosh these are incredible...so textured and dimensional...love them and so will lots of other like minded people!

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  4. These flowers are beautiful, must get my alcohol inks out of hibernation and give it a go. Thanks for sharing the technique with us.

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  5. Thanks for the advice ... I'm sure there is some of that silver duck tape somewhere in the house. xx

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  6. Sorry ... It's me again ... I have a little something ,waiting for you on my blog.

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  7. They are beautiful! I so wish they had let me bring my alcohol inks into Saudi... its not like I would have drunk them!! I'll have to give it a go without the inks instead!

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  8. Wow I love these. Off to try them now as I have everything to hand

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  9. Wow I love these. Off to try them now as I have everything to hand

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  10. These re lovely!! I have those same punches too!
    xx

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  11. That's really clever - simple but clever all in one go!

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  12. These are lovely thanks for sharing, definitely have a go at these
    Barbara

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  13. These are really lovely. I thought they looked pretty in the picture before you embossed them but afterwards they are just stunning!

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  14. thanks so much for sharing.....theses are gorgeous!!! Thanks
    kazx

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  15. Oooh, yummy! I have some self-adhesive thin sheet metal, I could try this technique without having to buy anything in, most unusual!

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