Wednesday 22 September 2021

Got your number

The current challenge at Let’s Squash It wants us to use an embossing folder featuring numbers or letters and then sand the embossed surface. 

I went back to an offcut of the heavyweight disposable aluminium platter I used for the last challenge, embossed a square of it in the part of the folder that has numbers (and the Roman numerals on the clock face, too) then painted it with gesso.  Once it was dry, I added drops of alcohol ink in various greens and blues and spread them into all the nooks and crannies. More drying time and then bring out the sanding block to expose the silver metal of the high spots. 

I did a bit of stamping on the card base, messed up the sentiment and so added a separate strip to cover the booboo. Finished with some Enamel Accents dots and I have a masculine birthday card to add to the stash.

Numbers border (Kaisercraft)
Essential Messages (Hero Arts, retired)

Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Aluminium platter
Patchwork embossing folder (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Alcohol inks
Black Enamel Accents by Ranger
Black fineliner
Corner Chomp

Thanks for stopping by!


craftytrog said...

Haven't used that technique in a while! Looks great!

Wavejumper said...

I keep learning! I did not know you could do alcohol inks on gesso. Looks great!

hugs Margot

SmilynStef said...

What a creative technique and super-cool outcome ... love it.

*Vicki* said...

Wow! What a brilliant design with your embossed panel and added gesso! Very clever and well done!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous. That patchwork folder is an all time favourite of mine. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz