Inspired by an article in the last Craft Stamper Magazine I fell in love with the little Faux Metal trinket box, and also by an earlier article of a mirror covered in embossed metal. Alas I haven't got the machine to make the lovely embossing on the card (a Cuttlebug) and didn't have any metal or other equipment to make the embossing.....so I set out to make my own version and it was quite simple.......first I took some gold and silver mirror card and clear embossed a Tim Holtz stamp on it. After I painted it with black paint and rubbed off the excess and from then on I just kept trying different things, e.g. alcohol inks, pearlescent acrylic paint and ended up with four A7 pieces like this: -
Sorry the photo isn't very good and too late to do another one as I cut them into appropriate sized strips for my frame. I arranged them on the frame after covering the edges and inside from with gold gilt cream and then stuck my mosaic pieces on. It isn't perfect but now I want to try with some other stamps.
And.......a close up
My photography is always a bit naff as I am impatient and always take the photo at night, but it does really look like it is made with metal. Incidently, this frame along with another was rescued as my friend was going to throw them in a skip, she was being ruthless and a few friends who were there helping her were taking things out as she was throwing them in.....all you altered artists would have been INSIDE the skip I think, I am still wishing that I took more than I did, but had just finished decorating and didn't want to "clutter" the house up....silly me :-(