Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Grunge and Copper

Hi, everyone!

Want to have some fun? Get the Grunge....board that is!

First prepare your sheet of copper from PID. You can add more embossing with a stylus or other metal tool. An old tracing wheel used in sewing works great!

Lay the copper on a sheet of chipboard and trace. Edge your chipboard with a permanent marker of your choice. I use black.

Cut strips of heavy duty/redline adhesive and apply to edges of the copper. Remove tape backing and add to the chipboard.

Using Distress Inks add color to your Grungeboard butterfly wings. Apply a stamp in black ink when dry. Using a glitter glue, put a thin line around the edge of each wing. Sprinkle with the glitter.

A large bead is used for the bigger body with 2 pieces of wire run through the middle and curled for antennae. The smaller one has seed beads threaded on the wire and curled at the ends.

Use large glue dots to adhere the 3 pieces of both butterflies to the copper. Rhinestones were added to the center of the flowers.

It's addictive. Get the Grunge.....board and paper. Both very cool!


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6 friends said:

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Gosh I love your work!
Wonderful texture and richness ;o}

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHHHH FUN, Linda!!! Love your grunge and copper!!

lotsa scrap said...

What a great tutorial, Linda.

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Ann said...

I love it...I am going to have to try this..just need to save up a little to buy the copper and alcohol inks. What are the best ones to start out with?

Linda Cain said...

I looked and couldn't find an email address for you, so I'll try to answer here..Hope you come back and check.
The copper is very, very reasonable here at PID...of course!
The alcohol inks I use are from Ranger. They come in 3 packs of coordinating colors.

I LOVE Cranberry, Pesto, Eggplant, Terra Cotta, Bottle Green, and Rust...but they are all great. The lighter colors are harder to see on the metal...as in Stonewashed.

And the Blending solution REALLY makes cool designs. It removes color as well.

You can see a great video on Tim Holtz's blog using them...go there!