Hello. Gail here today with my first post for 2019 here at the ColourCraft blog. I hope you all had a very merry festive season and a happy new year. The new year got me thinking. Lots of us have had some new crafty goodies for Christmas, and I know many people are tidying up, organising and trying to use what they have. I have always liked to try and recycle things and a while ago I discovered that cereal boxes tend to be very good quality card, in various natural shades, that take ink, paint and folding very well. I also love to work with metallics, using metal sheets and mirror card in a lot in my projects. So I decided to to have a go at making my own metallic card using Colourcrafts Aztec Metallic Paints. Here's the result.
Isn't that beautiful!!! And so easy!
I started with part of a cornflake box and Aztec Gold metallic paint. I poured a small amount of the paint on the cardboard and started to spread it using a small flat brush. A little goes a long way!! I kept working the paint, drawing it out and smoothing it, finishing by brushing it all in the same direction to give a smooth surface. Once dry I decided to add another layer of paint to one side on my painted area, just to see.....
Here I have embossed the double painted piece with Couture Creations Ooh La La embossing folder. Isn't that pretty!!
Then I used a piece of the card I had painted only once and embossed the birdcage from another Couture Creations embossing folder. A slightly lighted shade of gold on this piece of card. I used my big sharp scissors to fussy cut the large birdcage.
I used a stitched die to cut my panel. It flattened the embossed detail around the edges a bit so next time I would cut, then emboss. I die cut the love from another piece of the painted card using a Gummiapan die and added it and the fussy cut birdcage to the panel.