Posts Tagged ‘Cuttlebug’
Good evening bloggers. How was your weekend? Today, I have a set of 5 embossed metal picture frames to share that I was recently commissioned to make for my dad and his lady friend, DeAnne.
My dad recently admired a 12×12 embossed metal picture frame that I made and gifted to my brother this past Christmas. Upon further inquiry, my brother told my father that I had made it.
On a recent visit, DeAnne and my dad inquired about having me making them a set of frames similar to the one I made for my brother to replace a piece of existing artwork in his RV (Note: My dad and Deanne live and travel full time in an RV) Of course, I accepted his offer and asked him to purchase unfinished frames that would accommodate his desired wall location and style. My dad requested to select and purchase the frames to ensure that he could secure them to the wall so they do not shift during transit. He purchased 5 unfinished frames that fit his desired wall space from Craft’s Direct.
The unfinished frames are 5×7 size. First, I applied a base coat of Mars Black Windsor Newton acrylic paint to each of the frames. Next, I embossed several sheets of Ten Seconds Studio Rock Star Black art metal with various embossing folders (listed below). Afterwards, I sanded each of the embossed sheets with a Ten Seconds Studio Burnishing Block to highlight each pattern as well as to reveal the beautiful silver core color of the metal. Next, I cut each embossed pattern into 2×2 squares and arranged them into a visual, pleasing design. I then applied Scor-Pal double sided adhesive tape to the front of the picture frame and adhered each embossed square to the frame. After all squares were adhered, I used a Ten Seconds Studio paper stump to burnish all the edges. Lastly, for my dad’s frames, I die cut out a thin 1/4″ rectangle frame for each opening as a finishing touch. I die cut each frame using my Provocraft Cricut electronic die cutting machine and the George and Basic Shapes Art cartridge. Below are close ups of each picture frame. I should also note that no two frames mosaic patterns are alike.
If you noticed that there are 6 frames pictured in the above group photo, you are correct. I had an unfinished frame on hand in my stash of alterables. So I decided to make an extra frame to have on hand using the remaining mosaic squares. Below is a picture of that frame.
Below, I listed the embossing folders I used by manufacturer .
Embossing Folders Used:
Provocraft Cuttlebug: Allegro, Argyle, Clockworks, Distressed Stripes, Divine Swirl, Dominos, Forest Branches, Goochie Script, Jamara, Houndstooth, Japanese Scales, Mandarin Screen, Mesh, Oriental Weave, Stars, Swiss Dots, Tartan, and Tiny Mosaic
Quik Kutz: Retro Squares
Sizzix: Birds & Reindeer Set, Bricked, Bubble & Honeycomb Set, Burlap, Checkerboard, Damask, Diamond Plate & Rivet Set, Dot Matrix, Harlequin & Stripes Set, Retro Circles, Steampunk, and Swirls
Stampin Up: Chevron, Fancy Fan, and Square Lattice
I have previously featured several other metal embossed projects here on Scrap N Grow. Click on word metal on the left side bar under categories to view previously featured metal projects including frames, cards, and coffee tumblers.
Hopefully I inspired you to give metal embossing a try. I would love for you to comment and tell me if you have done metal embossing and what you liked/disliked about it. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you will stop back again soon for more inspiring ideas. Have a great evening everyone.