Saturday, 5 February 2011

CCC30 : Altered Metal with Paint



This week's challenge from the wonderful Linda at Studio L3 is Altered Metal with Paint.  I didn't actually have any metal objects to alter, so I cut a butterfly from some craft metal and embossed it with the cuttlebug.  (I shall certainly be doing alot more of this as the metal picks up the embossing beautifully.)  The only paint dabber I had which showed up in the debossing was Cranberry so I was a bit stuck with following through with pink! 

See page 30 of the Compendium of Curiorisities for how the technique is done, but also click the link below to Linda's blog for some wonderful interpretations of this technique.


7 comments:

wearestampers said...

Love the butterfly! Thin metal is amazing to emboss, love it!
Pam

Netty said...

Beautiful tag Jennie and love your altered metal, looks fab. Annette x

craftytrog said...

The embossed butterfly looks great Jennie! Beautiful tag! xx

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful tag. Love the colouring.

Marilyn

Maggie said...

Very pretty tag Jennie love the butterfly and the altered metal technique.

donna said...

Wonderful background and words and your metal goes perfectly!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Jennie, this is like Zen in tag form! It's absolutely gorgeous. Your altered metal butterfly is amazing, and the beautiful background and inspiring sentiment couldn't be more perfect. Lovely, soft colors and such an elegant design. I love it!