Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A present to myself

Hello to anyone reading my blog and thank you for visiting.

I have been having a play with metal again and decided to finish altering a box that I have had for ages.
 I made one similar for a friend ages ago but didn't get around to finishing mine.

This lovely wooden square box was given to me as a gift, it was filled with a gorgeous Belgian chocolate cake. The cake was delicious but I was equally excited about the lovely box it came in!
Perfect as a base for a metal embossed lid and perfect to store my sampler pieces of embossed metal I was working on.

So here it is.

I am really pleased with the finished result and am planning to cover the lid of  another box I have if I can find the time.
 Embossing metal is a technique I really enjoy and I certainly should do more of it.

I planned out the design on a piece of paper first, to make sure  the words fitted on well and left room for the dragon.
The dragon was stamped onto the metal with StazOn black ink first  and then the words were fitted around. I coloured the dragon with alcohol ink.
Once it was embossed and coloured, I in filled  the back with quick drying filler so that the raised embossing did not get flattened when handled.

It was then stuck on with strong double sided adhesive and a strong glue.
 I used  a very old Creative Expression dragon stamp, die cut letters and an embossing folder to create the design.

Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Stunning box Carole and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx


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