Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thursday Tech's!!

It's Thursday which means it's time for another technique. I hope you all are enjoying the techniques and will keep coming back. The technique I picked for today is "Dry Embossed Copper Tooling Foil". If you don't know what Tooling Foil is; it is a metal that is used for crafting. It comes in different size guages. I like 36 guage the best. I buy it in a roll because it is more economical. It is sturdy enough to work with but yet soft enough to cut with scissors. This is what I used in this project. You can also get copper sheets. Do check the guage so you don't get anything to thick. Remember the lower the number the stiffer the metal.

Here is the sample I made:

The flower is done in the dry embossed method which is in the directions below. I also punched a scalloped circle out of the "foil" to put behind the flower.

Here are the directions:

Dry Embossed Copper Tooling Foil
Copper Toiling Foil 36 gauge cut to size of stamp
Black StazOn pad

Image stamp with nice defined lines
Stylus Pen for dry embossing
Soft mat such as a mouse pad or piece of fun foam
Paper Towel
Foam tape or Pop dots
Cigarette lighter (optional)
Stamp image onto copper foiling with the StazOn pad. Lay image with stamped side up in piece of fun foam or mouse pad. Using your stylus; trace the stamped lines. Turn image over and trace inside of the embossed lines you just made. Turn back over and see embossed image. Use as an embellishment on your cards or scrapbook pages. I adhere the image with foam tape or pop dots. At this point you make take a lighter and burn the copper for a more antiqued look.

I hope you give this technique a try.


Mary Leeson said...

Rita, BEAUTIFUL! as always. TFS.

Candi Dierenfield said...

This card is gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for the great technique!

Laurie Unger said...

This is just beautiful! TFS !