Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Journey

****Swirldoos September Kit****
Wow!  This kit is so gorgeous.  It was delivered today and I was working a page in my head and when I opened up the box, well, it was perfect!

I was rolling the idea of this page through my head.  SNR was looking for pages that included items you find in a hardware store.  I remembered reading in a book about how someone took foil tape and painted it.  Strange how my mind works because I haven't looked at the book in over a year.  Any way, that's kind of what I ended up with.

This is a pic of my DD at our last camping trip.  I took a few snaps of her on this huge boulder on the edge of the river.  This is one of those shots.  The paper says "journey" and I felt that it went well with the photo.  She has this contemplative look on her face as she looks down the river and I couldn't help but think of it as a metaphor for looking forward, the road ahead, your life is all in front of you.....I think you get the idea.  I printed it in black and white and sanded up the edges a little bit by hand.

This page features my faux metal technique.  It is the black damask-looking strip along the side.  The tutorial is below this post.  This was one of the items that I found in the hardware store.  It is made using foil tape.  In real life I think it is used for heating and air conditioning ducts and things.  I really don't know, but this is what I've been told LOL!  The other hardware store find a set of decorative brackets.  I painted them in Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and then added a black pear on them.  I placed them at the top and bottom of the faux metal.

There are 3 pieces of Dusty Attic; the long border along the side and the damask flourishes above and below the photo.  The first thing I did was use my Pitch Black paint dabber and paint all 3.  Then I covered them in Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint.  Once that dried I added a little bit of Adirondack Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot.  I really like the way they came out. 

I made the two white flowers using a tutorial from a really talented and lovely person.  I'm glad to call her a friend.  Wendy posted this tutorial for a ballerina flower and I had to try them.  Click here to go to her tutorial.   I added some decorative buttons that I found at Micheal's.   The reddish blooms are from Prima.  The leaves are from a stamp I got from Heartfelt Creations.  I stamped them using black archival ink and then used Bundled Sage Distress Ink.  I cut them out and then used Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges.

Thanks so much for looking!!!!


LISA said...

Lisa!! All I can say is GORGEOUS!!! And you got the leaf stamp!! Is it not just gorgeous!! I love every bit of this LO. I made my husband buy me a roll of the air conditioning silver tape last year.There it still sits!! Thanks for the inspiration.. Love it all!!

Darien said...

What a Stunning lo!!!! I love what you did!!! What a Gorgeous picture!!!!

Marie Levite said...

Wow Lisa~Don't ya love it when a vision comes to life! Stunning!!

Cindy Gay said...

This is beautiful. The punch work and cutting are very nice. Beautiful blog.