Posts Tagged ‘Embossing Folders’
Good evening everyone. Today, I have a quick Valentine’s Day gift idea for a loved one, a metal embossed picture frame.
This frame would also make for a great wedding or anniversary gift too.
Add A Little Dazzle Metal
Unfinished Frame from Michael’s
Mars Black Windsor & Newton Acrylic Paint
Black Velvet Ribbon from Michael’s
Embossing Folders: Romance (Provocraft), Conversation (Provocraft), Manhattan Flower (Stampin Up), and Valentine Background & Borders (Sizzix)
Thank you so much for stopping by. I greatly appreciate and welcome any comments or questions you may have. Please stay tuned later this week, for I am working diligently finishing assembly of this month’s Paperie In Bloom rose bouquet which I will feature on Thursday, Valentine’s Day. Have a great evening.
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.
Good morning everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was productive and fun……..I spent much of the weekend in my creative playground, aka studio. Today, I am pleased to show you one of the projects I was busy working on, a mixed media canvas that highlight’s this month’s Paperie In Bloom, the hydrangea.
I had so much fun creating this canvas and remembered to have my camera nearby. I took pictures (below) throughout the creative process. To start, I used a primed 11×14 canvas from Michael’s.
And below is a photo of the completed and embellished mixed media hydrangea canvas. My apologies that I forgot to photograph the making of the hydrangea as I made the hydrangea and leaves prior to making the canvas. Click here for detailed instructions.
Below are some close ups. All pictures will enlarge when double clicked.
I am quite pleased with my results and I had so much fun creating this canvas and really enjoyed working with a plethora of media. I included a general list of supplies below. I have also decided to use this canvas as my entry for this week’s Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities II challenge. This week’s technique is Creative Coordinations. The technique can be found on page 61 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. In addition, Simon Says Stamp is sponsoring this week’s challenge. I am a frequent customer of Simon Says Stamp. They have the latest and greatest, free shipping over $75, and process their orders quickly. Click here for additional information regarding the challenge.
11X14 Primed Canvas from Michael’s
Various colors of Liquitex Heavy and Soft Body Acrylic and Kaisercraft Paint
Various stencils from the Crafter’s Workshop
Various rubber stamps stamped with Ranger’s Jet Black Archival Ink
Various colors of Faber Castell Big Brush Pens
Permaball Pilot Pen for doodling
Various embossing folders from Provocraft and Sizzix
Word Play Sizzix Alterations die for lettering
Vagabond Die Cut Machine to cut and emboss letters
4 inch Styrofoam ball cut in half for hydrangea bloom
Provocraft Cricut Die Cut Machine used to cut hydrangea petals and leaves
Provocraft Creative Memories Traveler Cricut Cartridge hydrangea petal image
Provocraft Giant Flowers Cartridge to cut hydrangea leaves
Coated garden tie wire for flower stem
Inkessentials Glossy Accents
Ranger Perfect Pearls White Opal for flower centers
Stampin Up Pearls for canvas embellishments
Tiny Type Black Letter Stickers for small sized text
I think I covered everything. Feel free to email me with any questions and/or leave a comment telling me of you have tried mixed media play yourself. If you have not…….I challenge you to try it. It is quite freeing……as there are no rules and no such thing as a mistake. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and I hope you come back again soon. Have a great day!
Good afternoon! Today a have a couple inspired by baby cards to share with you. The first card idea was featured in one of the first issues of Cricut magazine. I just liked the clothesline idea and thought it was a fresh and an original idea. Below are my interpretations for both baby boys and girls.
The laundry was die cut from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge. The grass is a Martha Stewart grass punch, The scallops were cut with decorative edge scissors. I used a mini brad for the heart and a Fiskars mini handheld star punch to embellish each onesie. Lastly, I strung jute for the clothesline and attached the laundry using mini clothespins. Afterwards, I attached this layer to my brown embossed (Swiss Dots, Provocraft) card base before I added a button with more jute to soften the lines between the grass and the scallop border.
The next card was inspired from a past Darkroom Door background stamp release. I love the look of subway art and hence the past purchase of this stamp along with others. Visit their blog and check out there stamps here.
For this card, I stamped and embossed the background image using Ranger Distress embossing powder. I then added the big teddy bear after cutting it from the Christmas Solutions Cricut cartridge and added some wiggly eyes for bear’s eyes for added whimsy. Next, I used a scallop corner punch from Creative Memories to accent the layers corner’s. Afterwards, I inked the edges of each layer using Walnut Stain Distress ink and adhered my card layers together. Once adhered, I used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole and strung decorative ribbon through hole and added an Ideaology type charm with either a B for boy or G for girl initial.
I made 5 of each of today’s cards so I should have ample supply for friends and families upcoming additions. Next up, I need to make some graduation and wedding cards.
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Good morning blog friends! I got an early start this morning after a late night finishing today’s featured project. The sun is shining bright and it is going to be a gorgeous spring day here in MN today. I am so excited to share my project with you today, a set of his and her’s stainless steel coffee traveler tumblers.
I invite you to read on for I have included a step by step tutorial of my process.
Supplies needed to customize your own tumbler:
Stainless steel alterable coffee tumbler. I purchased my tumblers from Monica Weaver at her online store called Add a Little Dazzle.
Art metal. The metal I used is from Ten Seconds Studio. I have all their colors. For his tumbler, I used 1 sheet of Rockstar Black. For her tumbler, I used scrap pieces of Ten Seconds Studio Metal.
Embossing folders. Select any patterns you wish to use. I listed the folders I used below for informational purposes.
His: Clockworks embossing folder from Provocraft
Hers: Divine Swirl (Provocraft), Forest Branches (Provocraft), Goochie Script (Provocraft), Houndstooth (Provocraft), Jamara (Provocraft), Japanese Scales (Provocraft), Mesh (Provocraft), Perfectly Paisley (Provocraft), Polka Dots (Provocraft), Swiss Dots (Provocraft), Bricked (Sizzix), Bubble & Honeycomb Set (Sizzix), and Square Lattice (Stampin Up).
To start, first select desired color (s) of art metal. I used a 9×12 sheet of Rockstar Black for his and used metal scraps cut into 1.5 inch squares for her’s.
Next, select your desired embossing folders. The ones I used are listed above in the supply list.
Step 3 is to emboss the metal. I used my Vagabond to emboss my metal squares. For his tumbler, I opened the embossing folder and laid the metal sheet on top and used a paper stump to manually emboss the metal to avoid crease lines from the machine as his is a large sheet of metal.
Step 4 for his is to sand embossed metal and wipe clean the sanding residue. For her tumbler, I applied 2 inch wide Scor Pal tape to a sheet of copy paper and then applied each metal square in my desired pattern. I then used a sanding block to highlight embossed edges of the designs and wipe cleaned afterwards with a cloth as shown below.
Next, locate the clear plastic insert inside the tumbler and remove. This clear plastic sheet protects your design from condensation. For both tumblers, I laid the plastic sheet on top of my metal sheet and used a sharp knife or scissors (your preference) to cut embossed metal sheet to size. It is hard to see but if you look close in the photo below, you can see the glare from the plastic insert lying on top of the metal.
The last step is to insert your embossed metal sheet and the plastic insert into the base of the tumbler. I will provide you with fair warning that this will take a bit of patience as the fit will be tight. After I had my embossed metal and the liner inserted, I used a bamboo skewer along the interior to better shape the metal to to the interior shape of the tumbler. Lastly, screw the bottom back on and make yourself some coffee to enjoy!
Here are close ups of each tumbler and and both side by side.
Rest assured, you will receive so many compliments on your new altered coffee tumbler! I made my fiance’s for him at Christmas time and he has used it since Christmas and has received numerous compliments from people who have inquired about where to purchase their own. My fiance says they are surprised to hear that it was handmade or altered. I made another for a coworker at Christmas time and filled it with K Cups, but failed to photograph it. She uses it everyday and too has told me that she has received numerous compliments. I finally now have gotten around to making one for me. I am so happy now to have my own. Now my honey and I both have stylized travel coffee tumblers.
Thank you so much for reading this rather lengthy post. This is my first tutorial I have written, please feel free to contact me or leave a comment if you have any questions or need clarification. Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day! I hope that you will come back again soon.
I just finished my April 2012 Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012. Tim Holtz decided to retire his 5 year tradition of 12 tags of Christmas which were a lot of fun. Instead, for 2012 he has decided to feature a tag each month that likely will coincide with a holiday or the season. He started this past February 2012 and will “owe us” January at a later date. Below are my completed tags for February, March, and April 2012.
Out of respect for Tim, if you are interested in the products and techniques used, click here to be taken to his blog. He has a menu on his sidebar labeled 12 Tags of 2012. Provided I have the supplies he uses on each tag, I try to follow along and replicate his design……not to copy him, though he has great design style, but rather to provide me a frame of reference for understanding the techniques he demonstrated.
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Hello blog readers,
Today, I am showcasing 2 altered pictures frames using various embossing folders and Ten Seconds Studio art metal. I take advantage of any opportunity I have to incorporate metal into a project. I will admit that there are several manufacturers of art metal, but I am biased about using Ten Seconds Studio brand metal because of their incredible color selection and it is just a great product to work with. These picture frames are very easy and inexpensive…..but make expensive looking gifts. I gifted these frames recently to 2 dear friends. I have to chuckle because each recipient asked “where did you find such a unique frame”? My reply, ” I made it”. Each were outright stunned and thought I was kidding….but were very appreciative and complimentary.
I own a nice variety (Insert smile) of embossing folders…so I first perused my options and set aside my desired selections. Next, I cut Rockstar Black Ten Seconds Studio metal sheets into 3X3 squares for the large frame and 2X2 squares for the smaller frame. I then proceeded to emboss squares with desired folders and sanded each square’s embossed areas using a Ten Seconds Studio burnishing block and wiped each square with a damp cloth afterwards to remove any sanding dust. Next, I played with the arrangement of the squares until I was pleased and attached Scor Tape to the backs of each square. I then peeled the adhesive backing off and applied each square respectively and afterwards took a sharp Xacto knife on a self healing cutting mat to trim any excess metal off the frame’s edges. Lastly, I sanded the edges again with a Ten Seconds Studio burnishing block to ensure that all edges were well burnished and no longer sharp. For the final touches, I added a coordinating decorative piece of paper, cleaned and replaced the glass insert. Viola! Both frames were created in just a few hours. I purchase my metal directly from Ten Seconds Studio. I have listed the embossing folders that I used for each below.
Frame on Left. Top Row left to right: Swirls (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Houndstooth (Provocraft), Forest Branches (Provocraft), Diamond Plate (Provocraft) Second Row left to right: Mandarin Screen (Provocraft) and Japanese Scales (Provocraft) Third Row left to right: Dot Matrix (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Argyle ( Provocraft), Damask (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Stars (Provocraft) Bottom Row left to right: Dominoes (Provocraft), Clockworks (Provocraft), Stripes (Stampin Up Exclusive by Sizzix), Gridlock (Tim Holtz by Sizzix)
Frame on Right. Top Row left to right: Gridlock (Gridlock (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Goochie Script (Provocraft), Houndstooth (Provocraft). Second Row left to right: Swirls (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Japanese Scales (Provocraft). Third Row left to right: Damask (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Gridlock (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Stars (Provocraft). Bottom Row left to right: Retro Circles (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Bricked (Tim Holtz by Sizzix), Diamond Plate (Provocraft)
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Welcome. Today I have another canvas scene titled, “A Perfect Day” to share with you. This framed 18×24 canvas was specially created for my guest designer spotlight at Tuesday Treats blog awhile back. At the time, the Tuesday Treats moderators assigned select Provo Craft Cricut cartridges to be used dependent upon which Cricut cartridge(s) the blog was showcasing at the time. My assigned Cricut cartridges were Forever Young and Heritage. I recall browsing the handbook and the ladies stood out for me and after a bit of brainstorming, my idea became clear to create a scene. I of course showcased my favorite places. I will admit that this canvas was tedious, but I was/am pleased by the results. Click on the image for an larger view.
Provocraft Cricut Cartridges: Ashlyn’s Alphabet, Beyond Birthdays, Forever Young, George & Basic Shapes, Gypsy Font, Heritage, My Community, and Walk In My Garden
Cottage Cutz Die: Ice Cream Parlor
Embossing Folders: Daisies (Crafts Too), Damask (Tim Holtz/Sizzix), Swirls (Tim Holtz/Sizzix), Swiss Dots (Provocraft), and Tartan (Provocraft)
Acetate for doors and windows
Bow on Purse: Martha Stewart
Doorknobs: hitch fasteners Tim Holtz Ideaology
Frame from Michael’s
Purse Bling from Stash
Ranger Assorted colors of Liquid Pearls and Stickles
Scor Pal used to score buildings to mimic brick
Sidewalk is photo real paper
Storefront Window Images are resized Google images (personal use only)
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