Sunday, 11 April 2010

I saw a great example of some Faux Metal on Willy’s Blog (if you haven’t seen it, you really should have a peek – it’s well worth bookmarking) and just had to have a go last night. 
Addendum here: Paula says that you can do the same techniques on silver foil, stuck to card, so that may well be much cheaper and isn't that what we all want, lol???

Here are my results.
This one’s just a selection – flat silver card, gold mirror card and silver mirror card.
faux metal selection 2
Same again – silver mirror card, copper card and flat silver.
faux metal three types card
Mirror silver and mirror gold card.
faux metal mirror card
Flat silver card, with borders.
faux metal borders
Gold Mirror card with borders
faux metal distressed mirror card borders
On this one I tried Stazon Olive as well as Pumpkin.
faux metal stazon olive pumpkin
Quick card made with a background like the above, but no Stazon Olive.
faux metal 1
fm closeup2 
Then I remembered the Stazon distress technique, where you swipe gold mirror card with Stazon Black, then wipe it off.  It takes the top bit of colour out, leaving silver behind and looks distressed.  Mine’s not very distressed, so perhaps I rubbed it off too quickly or too vigorously?  I had used Black acrylic paint and Pumpkin ink first :)
Will try again but had fun.
stazon distress fm

23 very much appreciated comments:

JoZart said...

These are just amazing, stunning, fabulous and any other suitable adjective I could use to describe them. That is something I really must try out and thanks for the inspiration Cath! Love your interpretation.
Jo x

Paula said...

its a fab technique and I so love the card youve created....
Ive managed to cover paper or card with tin foil and then emboss and use the techniques you have shown.

cockney blonde said...

Love your playtime results Cath. This is something I've not tried yet. Me thinks me needs to have a go, x

Helen said...

Great techniques here, thanks for sharing

Tinkertaylor said...

These are stunning yet another thing to try.

Sarah A said...

Wow these are amzing! Love the look of metal on projects but never know where to get it from. Great way to use up the mirri card I have had in my stash since the year dot!

Sarah x

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

fabby backgrounds cath, you have reminded me I have some awful metallic embossed card in a box will have to dig it out and distress it will let you know how I get on thanks for the inspiration ju x

Sally H said...

those are wonderful and I love the card you made! Gorgeous effect!

Lottie said...

These are so beautiful - and I have a few of those embossing folders so must give it a go. I have used 'plumbers' silver roll of metal with a peel off tape which I have stuck to card and run through the cuttlebug. It works out really well and cheaply too. But I haven't tried using the wonderful colours you have - so that's on my 'to do' list.

sam21ski said...

WOW What a lot of playing you've been doing - especially like the gold mirricard one - weill have to have a go at that one

Thanks for sharing and playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

Chris said...

These look fab, Cath and so much cheaper than metal. Must have a go - when I find some time...

Neet said...

Used to do this when I was demonstrating the Wizard at the shows. Very effctive - love your samples.
I have some work on my blog with samples but it is a while back so you would have to search - can remember two boxes being on there because they sit in my stamp room with bits in. One is one I did for a Lots to Do Challenge once.

Artyjen said...

They are all fabulous! :) Looks like you had a great time.
xoxo

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, those looks like fun, thanks forjoining in with the Sunday Stampers hun...I must try that faux metal myself ... once I have done the P word and the M word .. cannot even bring myself to say Packing and Moving....ROFL x

Zuzu's Blog said...

oh wow.. these are stunning.. I feel the need to try one now... .. thank you for showing this...

Dotpat said...

Love these Cath, everyone off them looks great, me thinks you could do a mingle with this

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wow! I love the results you've achieved. I need instruction on working with metal ... haven't got a clue but seeing what you've made has been very inspirational! x

craftytrog said...

These are great Cath! One of my favourite techniques - I did a workshop on it with Sue Roddis last August. Love the card you made! xx

Anke said...

Amazing Cath.

Hugs
Anke

Lori said...

These are just awesome pieces! Very cool!

Godelieve said...

Wow!! It's great to see the different patterns together in one post. Fantastic experiments. Thanks for sharing!

Anneke said...

Amazing backgrounds, very beautiful. The exwperiment was very successful !

Sarah A said...

Hi Cath

Thanks to your inspiration I had a go at the kitchen foil on card, you can have a look here at what I made!

Sarah x