Thursday, May 9, 2013
Shedding some Light and a mini tutorial!
We're still cleaning up the mess from the flood here on the lake, but I wanted to share something fun and different I tried. I did take a few pictures along the way to show you what I did. Forgive the background of my work spaces.... this was done not to be pretty, but to help you see the basics of the process.
I decided to try using that real copper metal sheeting you can buy at craft stores in rolls, and see if it would die cut and emboss to make a candle holder band. To begin, I stamped the ODBD Cathedral Window- Wood with Stazon ink on acetate, cut it out with the outer part of the ODBD Custom Cathedral Window and Borders Die, and then on the back, I colored the window with Sharpies.
I tried die cutting and embossing the copper that I had bought at AC Moore, and was thrilled to find that it die cuts beautifully. I cut the copper, using both the inner and outer parts of the custom Our Daily Bread designs Cathedral Window and Border Die.
I then cut a 1" strip long enough to wrap around my glass candle holder like a belly band, to which I could attach the window die. I embossed the strip with an E-bosser embossing folder.
I antiqued all the copper with an antiquing medium I have had for some time.
I hope you were in some way inspired to try something dfferent and create something pretty for your home or as a gift with this lovely window stamp and die set!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - No designer paper, Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes,
Until next time....