Tuesday, 27 April 2010

HERE BEGINNETH ...

I've got a new project on the go (it's been in the cupboard awaiting inspiration for yonks!) and in the great tradition I plan to reveal it a bit at a time ... well as I get around to doing bits actually! So here beginneth ...

I have to admit to being extremely pleased with how these have turned out - only one of these items is actually metal, the rest are card finished with embossing powder.

Now I know that some of you will be unimpressed but because I haven't done this kind of this before I'm well chuffed (as they say). I started out with copper embossing powder but that was a bit too new and shiny, and I wanted distressed, so I tried again with a metallic mixture called tapestry, but that wasn't quite right either. I made my own 50/50 mix of the two and that worked really well - and even better when (while it was still warm) I stamped some texture into the finish and mangled it about a bit (I know what I mean)!!

Well you can see that I had fun can't you? The tease now is ... what am I going to DO with them? Answers on a postcard to ... ME!

6 comments:

Linda said...

They look fabulous...can they be even better than the ones I watched you make 2 weeks ago? I must order some of those powders.......
xx

Wipso said...

I've never done anything like that so I have to say I am very impressed with what you've done and can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Cor they've worked a treat Rosie. Am looking forward to a slow reveal!

Kimmie said...

amazing!!! they turned out gorgeous!!! and look really really old too - I think you got the effect just right!

ooglebloops said...

Is the first one the real deal? they are beautiful!!! Very realistic!!

Dianne said...

I'm very impressed! They look great!