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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Rusty Birdcages...

One of the techniques in Creative Chemistry 102 showed how to make a lovely antique/pitted/aged look to metal

Slight problem, I didn't have any of the supplies needed - including the TH birdcage die. I did have some great little white cardstock birdcages from Craftwork Cards, so I started to play around with ordinary embossing powders on these, and they look really great.....



I used aged bronze embossing powder on this one, then randomly sprinkled on some black EP........I think I need to ink them a bit to finish them off. What do you think?



For this next one, I used copper embossing powder, and patches of green as a second addition, I wanted it to look like verdigris.


I finally managed to get that little image onto a card! This will go to one of my grandsons I think, it's so sweet.....


 I dotted glue on with a glue pen, all over the card and image, even on his clothes - I wanted it to look as if it was snowing. Then I sprinkled all over with Martha Stewart coarse carrerra marble glitter - nice big flakes! Pretty effective in real life - difficult to photograph though....




The winner of the CD hasn't been in touch to claim her prize. If I haven't heard from her by tomorrow, I will draw another winner from all those who left comments. See you then.... x

20 comments:

  1. Those are great metal effects - well done

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  2. Way to go Enfys! Improvise is what we need to do! Great job on the bird cages and on your snow!

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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  3. Great job altering the paper birdcages ... the embossing powders truly do give them a metallic look.

    I totally ADORE the little boy card. Love the colors, the snowflakes, the bling ... and that little bouquet of wilted mistletoe melts my heart. It will be a perfect card for any of your sweet grandsons!

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  4. The card was worth the wait - it is stunning.

    Love the birdcages - sounds like you had fun playing.

    Toni xx

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  5. Beautiful card Enfys, I love the pale blue. I too have used this technique on cardboard shapes to look like metal. I used a spellbinders birdcage a little while ago with the copper embossing powder, didn't think to put the green with it though, gives a much better finish, will have to try that next time. Sue x

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  6. Brilliant card Enfys I love the layers and that image is so cute to. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  7. Great birdcages and I love the card Enfys. Pat x

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  8. I think your birdcages look great and realistically aged so you didn't need Tim after all!! Your little boy card is sooo adorable!!

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  9. The birdcages turned out great. Your card is just to cute! Barbara in AZ

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  10. I don't know what the bird cages were supposed to look like, but they are gorgeous, so I'm thinking you did them right. Lovely!
    That card is so adorable. Who ever gets it will love it.

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  11. Love the cute card, so soft and christmasy. Bird cages are great!!

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  12. Beautiful card, bird cages look really good

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  13. Enfys, you did a wonderful job on those birdcages. I love the snowy
    Christmas card with the cute image
    of the little boy in blue. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Hugs,
    Maryellen

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  14. Those bird cages are amazing! Wow! Love the card too, coloured just beautifully. Xx

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  15. Fabulous alternative and very smart thinking! they look great!! I will give that a try I have the die and chipboard should be able to do the same..and your little boy card is ADORABLE!!!! LUV IT

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  16. The birdcages look fabulous Enfys. Great effects on them. Super little card too.
    Mags
    x

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  17. I love the verdigris one best, if you are taking votes! The little fella is adorable on the card, with the snowflakes. BethAnn M.

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  18. I love the verdigris one best, if you are taking votes! The little fella is adorable on the card, with the snowflakes. BethAnn M.

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  19. That is such a cute card, I'm sure he will love it. And I adore those birdcages x

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x