Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Beaten metal

Somewhere in a box, I still have a copper spoon for a tea caddy that was one of the first things I made in metalwork classes at school - I've always loved the beaten metal look you get from that repeated tapping with a hammer to shape the piece.

I haven't been back to metalwork class though - just playing with chipboard again! Apologies for the fact it's a Christmas project but I've had this idea in my head since first seeing the book plates at Tando Creative and the only way to get it out of my head was to make it!

I covered the book plate with Rub n Buff and then gave it a good clobbering with the fatter end of my embossing stylus to leave little indentations all over it.

I stamped the sentiment on an oval of cardstock trimmed to fit the back of the plate and then added a thin layer of glitter for a bit of festive shimmer.

The stamped Santa is cut out and attached to one side of the frame and the other is finished with pearls (the larger central one covering the hole that would usually be used to attach the book plate to something).

Supplies:
Chipboard book plate (Tando Creative)
Holly Jolly Christmas and Season's Greetings stamp sets (Technique Tuesday)
Adirondack ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Versafine ink by Tsukinkeo (Satin Red)
Copic markers
Deko Ice glitter by Efco (Crystal)
Pearls (including tiny ones for acrylic nail art)
Cryogen White cardstock
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Florist's wire


This is the last of the technique pieces that Carol and I have been doing over the last couple of months - do pop along to the Tando blog to check out Carol's piece too if you have the chance.

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Scrappy~Sarah said...

that is gorgeous :)

Paula said...

love that beaten metal effect.Fab project.

Laura O'Donnell said...

this came out great!

sam21ski said...

LOL about it being christmas and just love the way you've hung it on an appropriate tree for good measure!!!!

Fab project Joanne and glad you've been able to get it out of your system.

Sam xxx

http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

Kaz said...

I really love what you've made Joanne, it's so stylish xx

Caroline said...

What a good idea Joanne! Love the effect, will have to try it...x

Carol said...

what a gorgeous hanging - hope you remember where you put it come Christmas!! lolxx

Fab technique Joanne - great doing the series with you xx

Alison said...

There's nothing wrong with a bit of Christmas in May Joanne! I love the beaten metal look on this piece! xx

Gez said...

Very clever. Great piece :)

MitziMakes said...

This looks great! I love the way you have created the beaten metal look!

Karen said...

Oh this is really lovely Joanne...er...did you get the tree out especially or are you having Christmas early? haha xxx