29 Days of Christmas Inspiration #22

A few years ago Tim Holtz started a series of books called Compendium of Curiosities and buried within volume II is a really cool technique called ‘enamelled metals’. The cards I’m sharing today are based on this technique.

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Begin the card by embossing some metal sheet to create the main card image.  Paint the sheet with a coat of acrylic paint and allow to dry.  Sand lightly to expose the metal.

Coat the piece with clear Versamark and emboss with clear powder.

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I love the effect this technique gives – the embossed piece ends up with rich, deep colours that mimic enamelled metal.

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For this card, I painted the embossed piece with a base coat of green paint and added dots of red to the berries.

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Another time consuming technique but so easy to do assembly line style. If you use a large pattered image like this holly one it would be easy to create a large panel and trim to smaller shapes to make more than one card.

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