Tuesday, 6 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas : Day 6



I just LOVE this technique! Acrylic paints on embossed metal, sanded, inked and embossed with clear powder.  When I first saw it I wasn't so sure, but I did a test piece and was just so impressed with how it turned out.  Be sure to go HERE to see Tim's piece and the instructions.  


I only had copper craft metal, but when I started to sand it the copper also came off in places and I got down to the silver.  I used Cranberry and Wild Plum Dabbers and my favourite embossing folder which has a bit of a Christmassy feel (perhaps!).  


Not having any metal embellishments and not wishing to make another wreath out of small leaves, I decided to go with a lovely white crown which I backed with some text paper and embellished with some pearls inked with Cranberry Alcohol Ink (technique from tag 1).


I've put the photographs here of the pieces as they developed as you really would not think that when you start the process it will come out so well.  I shall certainly be doing this one again.


The embossed metal
painted with
acrylic paints
Sanded but before applying
walnut stain distress ink


The final piece after inking
and then embossing with clear powder
I am posting my tag again on the Inspiration Emporium blog - there are some fantastic entries there.  Do have a look.  


Enjoy the rest of the day and see you tomorrow!

39 comments:

PaulaJ said...

totally loving this! I enjoy embossing the metal foil tape but never did it with the paint and embossing powder. Love the colors you chose.

Heavenly Craft things said...

I really love what you have done :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your tag....I also didnt like Tim's tag that much when I saw it, but will try out the technique. Stunning!

Plume said...

I love the medieval look of your tag! I want to use that same texture fade too. It gives many possibilities.

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors you used on this! glad to hear the copper foil works - I have that at home and will try it after work tonight!

katiakurenkova said...

очень красиво!!!!!!

Sarah said...

gorgeous! I'm so glad you put your comments, because I was doubting today's technique. Now I might actually try it!
Great job - your tag is beautiful.

Ирина Каллаш said...

Really like your work! Very inspiring!

(This comment is generated using Google translator, excuse me for not quite English)
Irina from Moscow, Russia

Anonymous said...

Wow, yours is phenomenal. I was skeptical when I saw T!m's post but your tag is so beuatiful that I might go ahead and give it a try. I think the copper makes a better visual impression than the silver.

Marianne in MD said...

That is really nice! I love the copper with the colors. Thanks for the photos during the process, very helpful.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I was tempted with that folder too this morning. Love the colors and design!

Karen Aicken said...

Oooooooh! I wasn't going to try this technique for today's tag. I don't have many of his products and I wasn't all that inspired. I was going to go a whole new route but your tag just JUMPED out at me in the thumbnails. Wow - this is STUNNING! Thanks for sharing the additional photos ... I'm finally inspired this morning!!!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Anne Kristine said...

Gorgeous! Love the colours!!

Maria said...

Hi Jennie! Your tag is stunning!!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful tag!!! I wasn't so sure about this technique, but what you've done inspires me. Great colors! Thanks for posting. Ann from CT USA

JulieD said...

I've done my tag differently as I wasn't keen on the look Tim had but you've changed my mind - think I might do a second tag at some point and give it a chance as yours looks fantastic! This is my favourite embossing folder ever and the colours are beautiful. I love it!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Wonderfull tag! Bye Mascha

Adventures in Arts and Crafts said...

This is gorgeous....love the colors. Because of work commitments I won't be able to play until tomorrow night, but your tag definetly inspires me to give the technique a try. Thanks!

Нинель said...

Очень здорово! Супер!!!
Very cool! Super!

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag Jennie love the colour! This really was a fab technique I really enjoyed making it.

Alison said...

Your tag is lovely Jennie! A great choice of colours! x

Anita Houston said...

This tag is wonderful...love your color choices!!! Thanks for the picture steps...nice!

Diana said...

that turned out fantastical!!!! i can't wait to try it myself this evening!

Лорик said...

very nice tag!

YuliaM said...

Fabulous tag! Much more better than the original! I really didn't like Tim's tag? but yours! Its fantastic! Surely, when i've got such materials, i'll try!

Ingalill said...

Hi! I saw your thumbnail on Tim´s blog and I just got to say that I love your take on this technique. It looks great!

Crafty mop said...

This is fab love the colours love the theme it's just. Fab x

Sandra said...

Waw! How stunning is your tag!! I used the same embossing folder, but it doesn't look as great as yours!!

Shannon sawyer said...

Just between you and me, I actually like yours better than Tim's today. With all the tags everyone is attaching to his blog, I've only been viewing the ones that really stand out to me and that look really nice. That being said, I've been to your site more than once if that tells you anything, you're very talented.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on day 6, love your colors!

Annette said...

This is unbelievably beautiful. I love what you did here. Awesome!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wonderful tag, Jennie! I felt the same way as you about this one. Sure am glad I tried it, because I love the end result as well. Yours is wonderful!

GlitteryKatie said...

This is so much nicer than Tim's tag....lovely!!!

visheenka said...

This is very interesting technique! I love your tag and the color:))

Sara said...

Very cool tag Jennie. I like the embossing folder and colors that you used!

Catherine said...

When I saw the one he did I wasn't so impressed, I think it was the color scheme. Yours is much lovelier!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is my favorite one out of everyone's (including tim's)!!

penny4thoughts said...

Wow Jennie! You made this technique look so wonderful - I absolutely love your take on it!

Nata said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!