Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Metal embossed panels

Last month, my ATC group had fun creating these "embossed" wood panels (3"x5") with aluminum tape from the hardware store. You lightly glue down an arrangement of textural elements like netting, twine and chipboard shapes and cover it with aluminum tape. Then you use your fingers and/or a dull stylus (the end of a paintbrush handle works nicely) to gently press the tape into all the nooks and crannies. Paint it with alcohol inks, embellish the top, use metal texturizing fun!

I made the pink fleur-de-lys design in the lower right, and the other three were made by my friends Liz, Cathy and Uni.


  1. This is cool and so easy... I want to try it.

  2. Lisa these are really cool- great idea!

  3. How cool is that!? Bold color choices, Homie! I love them!

  4. I made a card at a workshop using this aluminum tape and embossing with an embossing folder.
    I really like the way it turns out! Now to try this/your method and make an ATC...I have lots of string!

  5. Thanks all - I learned this technique from a friend, who learned from one of her's making the rounds!


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