Thursday, April 4, 2013

Using metal

There's a new set of challenges on SCS called Mix-ability.  They encourage use of mixed media.  That sounds complicated, but they make it easy!  This week's challenge was to use metal along with some other medium.  I remembered I had some copper, so I decided to see what I could do with that.  I ran it through the big shot with the houndstooth embossing folder.  Next, I sponged it with Early Espresso ink to tone down the brightness.  Then I mixed Baja Breeze with white craft ink and sponged that on to the metal to simulate the patina on weathered copper.  I discovered that I needed to heat set it because it took forever to dry.
I decided to use the sketch from the Fab Friday challenge blog.  The cardbase is Baja Breeze.  I stamped the Just Thinking image onto whisper white with VersaMark and Early Espresso ink, and then I embossed it with clear EP.  I watercolored part of the image with Baja Breeze.  I added a strip of Early Espresso cardstock and a bronze button.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature


Amy O said...

What a cool look with the copper. I also like the way you colored the stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

So cool using copper on this card! It looks awesome! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Marla Reed said...

I love all of the metallic details. What a great masculine card! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Pam Steckman said...

Wow! That cooper background is amazing! You did a great job with the challenge! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fab Friday!