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.
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.
I love the effect this technique gives – the embossed piece ends up with rich, deep colours that mimic enamelled metal.
For this card, I painted the embossed piece with a base coat of green paint and added dots of red to the berries.
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.