Embellish metal with Mepxy Markers.
By simply colouring the metal before embossing, and adding a few tweaks afterward, you can create items such as I have done here.
Supplies to complete this project: Mepxy Markers in Chocolate, Sand storm, Sepia , Sienna, Black Vivid Blue, Vivid Green, Pine Green and Light Rose.
Sanding block, Paper towel, Rubbing Alcohol, Embossing plates and dies, Letter punches, images or photos.
Start with your aluminium sheet cut to size. Colour the clean surface with "rusty' tones" like the caramel, chocolate , Sandstorm and Sepia.
Llightly run the three blue green markers( pine green, vivid green and vivid blue) over the writing to give a verdigris effect. Now it's ready to go.
Continue much the same way with just your black marker on the metal, run through your machine, sand back and you've cretaed yet another piece. Perfect for Halloween.
Why stop there. Using a die cut 'label' run your black marker over the piece and rub off with a paper towel whist still wet to create a pewter effect. Emboss whatever you like with letter punches.
This looks so cute on cards and on little jars or milk glasses.
I hope you feel inspired to create some of your own embellishments and play with those colours.
A little tip: Aluminium flashing from the hardware store works the same as the sheets of aluminium from art/scrapping stores. And it's a lot cheaper.
See you in a couple of weeks with another fu project and tips.