Hi everyone, I had a couple of metal feathers left from my last card so thought I'd make another design.
The technique I used was from Lin Brown's post from 2010. Her metal flowers are stunning and she has some great tutorials on her blog. I can't believe this technique has been around for so long but I'm just discovering it!
I stamped the feathers with black Stazon onto some metal sheet and diecut them. The stamping was really just to add a layer of colour so perfect cutting didn't matter.
Then I used my paper flower veining tool, a small ball tool and mat to emboss the details on the feathers.
To add colour, I dabbed on some ground espresso distress paint, then rubbed some of it off. Next I added alcohol inks - stream, stonewashed and denim. A thin layer of dimensional magic was painted on top to seal the alcohol ink.
I've used a pin from a clothing label and a brad to secure the feathers to the tag. Love recycling!
I'm linking up to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday - heavy metal.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - anything goes.
Addicted to Stamps & More - anything goes.
The Male Room also has an anything goes challenge theme with the option of using technology.
Seize the Birthday also has an anything goes birthday theme, or you play along with the script or text background option.
Stampin Up feathers stamp and dies; MFT pierced tag stax die; Lifestyle Crafts metal sheet; stazon ink; ground espresso distress paint; alcohol inks-stram, stonewashed & denim; Modge Podge dimensional glaze; Glossy Accents as glue; Susan's Garden Sizzix flower shaping tools and mat; sentiment sticker.
Thanks for visiting,