We have a new challenge over at The Male Room
this week, our theme is 'Up In The Air' but No Birds Allowed!
Sometime ago I bought a set of stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Steampunk Travel. I rather liked the play on words for some of the designs, like this one, it's called a 'Skylight'!
To keep it masculine I decided to raid my stash and dig out the metal sheets I have from Walnut Hollow. I stamped on to a copper sheet using Stazon, then I used some of the metal work tools to trace around the design outlines and work from e back to stretch the metal and give the design dimension.
The stippling around the design is done using a small ball tool to make tiny dents.
Once all the metal work was done it was time to add some age. This was done by dabbing Distress Paints on to the metal and allowing them to dry. Once dry the metal was buffed with a tissue to remove some of the paint and bring a shine to the raised areas, leaving colour in the recesses.
The background started life as a piece of Kraft card, it was embossed with a cogs folder before adding gilding waxes.
I have used three colours of wax to build up the worn look, Teal, Chic Pumpkin and Autumn Bronze. These are dabbed on at random and allowed to dry off before being buffed up to a nice shine with a tissue.
I haven't added much in the centre of the card as this will be covered by the main image panel.
I like to make mildly grungy items, especially for men and I love the gilding waxes because of their gorgeous colour and the sheen.
The copper sheet has been stuck down with red line tape on to a black mat layer. This layer has been stuck with red line tape again on to the background. Red line tape is ultra sticky so it's great for metal and other slippery surfaces.
The word 'Skylight' is stamped on to black card and embossed with copper before being die cut using a small label die.
Both the design layer and the label are attached with tiny copper brads before the background was mounted on to a black mat.
I tried this on a Kraft card but it looked too dark so it has been mounted on a cream card blank. I apologise for the photographs but it's tricky taking a good picture of something shiny.
I do hope you come and join us at The Male Room,
we have lots of inspiration from the DT to get you started, you have the next two weeks to join us with your creation.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Clear It Out
- Your Style & Favourite Stash Item ( Gilding Wax)
- Use A Metal Embellishment (Copper Sheet & Brads)