Sunday, April 15, 2012

Suzi Blu - Angel of Art in Metal Foil

My turn posting at the Stampvie DT Blog again today and I tried something new!

I just love trying new things. And this was way too much fun! I had seen these cool metal art projects on the internet  and then ran across this YouTube Video showing how to do it.. so you know I had to try it right? 

Here is how mine turned out.

 This really pretty easy to do and it was so fun! The main supplies? Hardware store Foil Duct Tape - and embellishments. Cutting the tape into pieces and placing them on a piece of chipboard. For wording and "pop-up" effects under the metal, I used Chipboard Thicker letters, and chipboard flourishes. Attach them in place on the chipboard. Then stick down in pieces of the tape, overlapping in different directions. Then you use what ever, bonefolder, metal working tools, the end of a pen... what ever to go around the chipboard pieces and give the appearance of metal embossing. Then I found copper metal foil tape and put down a few small pieces. Edges of the tape are then worked with whatever you have. Metal scroll tools, pens just decorate! Black paint is rubbed over the entire piece. Then rub down.. and most off to leave just enough to enhance the piece. Bronze colored rubbing powder for a shimmer. 

Then to the pretty focus point... Suzi Blu's Angel of Art!  So perfect for my metal art!

She is colored her with my Copics, then added some Stickles and Bling to dress her up a bit. She is attached to the piece, then a few other embellishments. Corner pieces, clock faces, Hearts, Stars and Crowns... whatever felt right.

Close up of the metal - 

Love working with new things.. Hope you enjoyed it :0) 
Have a great Sunday 
Hugs and


Lura said...

awesome job michelle i would love the link to the you tube if you still have it. it really turned out incredible wait till suzi sees it. keep up those great ideas of yours. hugs,lura

Kirsten Alicia said...

That's terrific!!

paperscribe said...

Wow, gorgeous piece tfs!

Anonymous said...

Love it...those corner pieces are great...where did you find them? Texas Cropper

okienurse said...

Great project! Love the way it turned out!

Shelly said...

Absolutely awesome!!! I love it. TFS

Rufus said...


Heidi said...

This is so cool Michelle, love the style. You are so talented

Hugs and love

robertred said...

You have got some great talent. I do custom metal signs and you gave me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!