Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Two-fer Tuesday - Metallic Stains

Goooodly Morning Stampfans, slightly later than planned blogging, my internet is playing up.  SO, better late than never I have two technique tutorials for you today.  Using the Metallic Stains in more ways so you get the best out of them. I will get straight into it because this post is pretty picture heavy.  The first technique mixes Picket Fence and Metallic Stains and I have called it Marbled Metallics.

Squeeze the Picket Fence bottle and drag some Stain onto your craft sheet. Repeat this with a Metallic Stain. I used Antiqued Bronze.  Lightly mist water around the edges of the inks. This will help your tag travel through the Stains.

Smoosh your tag/card through the inks, twisting lightly so you get different directions of application.

Dry with a heat tool, don't worry if the tag/card goes curly, this is normal and it will flatten out once dried.

Hold your tag/card flat and dab onto the excess ink left on the craft sheet. This will pick up splodges and dots of ink.

Place the tag/card flat on your craft sheet and lightly mist with water, dry immediately with a heat tool.  The water misting will reactivate the Picket Fence Stain giving you a really cool marbled effect.

Tag before decoration:

Tag after decoration:

The next technique was one I stumbled across... a really cool way of altering the colours of your metal embellies.  I have used Idea-ology but you can use any kind of metal embellishment.

Give the Metallic Stain bottle a really good shake and get your embellies ready.

Dab the Metallic Stain onto the metal, cover it completely.

Heat the Stained metal... remember it will get very hot!

Let the metal cool a smidge and then re-apply the same colour Stain over the top... this will give the metal a complete covering.

Dry again with your heat tool... remember... hot!! 

I used Pumice Stone for the Feather/Wing but you can use any other colour you like, squidge some Stain onto your craft sheet and pick up with a small paintbrush... add to the metal, the Stain will stick to the already Metallic'd metal... cool technique huh!

To finish:
I cut a Snowflake, assembled it and then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mists and a smidge of Black Marble to add a bit of grungeyness to it.  The base tag also had a spritz of Black Marble. I added some crackle stamping using Jet Black Archival ink and then cut the NOEL from Grungeboard, coloured with Metallic Stains and then lightly dabbed with glue so I could add the Rock Candy Dry Stickles.  All of the goodies I used are available from The Stamp Attic.

Metallic Stains
Coloured Stains
Snowflake Alterations Die
Noel Alterations Die
Rock Candy Dry Stickles
Dylusions Black Marble Spray
Perfect Pearl Mists - Copper

Thanks for looking, hope you like the tut's!  TTFN

Hels x


Dawn said...

Oh lovely work hun xx

Helen said...

Love them. Just need some time to play with the metallic stains...

Redanne said...

Fab demos Hels, great tips too on the use of the metallic stains, been afraid to use mine.....

Elaine said...

loving the marbled metallic background - great project and tips!

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab makes..ilove the metallic stains.they are fab ! Lovethe tag..trace x

Rita said...

Beautiful Tag, I love the colours and bought the Metallic Stains at SECC and not used them. So thank-you again for a great tutorial Hels. Hugs Rita xxxx

Patricia Howarth said...

WOW oh WOW, Hels, I absolutely adore the marbled background, I already have the metallic stains and am waiting for delivery of some of the coloured stains, then I will definitely be trying this tag. I absolutely love the finished tag, the embellies are gorgeous, and great tip, using the metallics on the metal embellies, fantastic.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cornish Emma said...

Hi Hels, beautiful tag, love the background and thank you for the step by step. Emma

gayle said...

Great techniques, I haven't played with my metallic Distress nearly enough!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous marbled background... and fab tutorial on using the Stains on metal too!
Alison x

Gerrina said...

Great tag! Thanks for explaining how you colored the embeli! Hugs, Gerrina

Anonymous said...

Love looking at the messy inky things in the making and they always turn out to be fantastic.

Val in Spain xxx

Carole Z said...

Fab tag Hels and thanks for the brilliant tut! Carole Z X

Julia S-W said...

Beautiful tag and such a wonderfully clear tutorial - thank you so much.

Fuchsia said...

Absolutely Fabby I love it !

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!! The metallic look is amazing! I love your embellies as well...WOW!!!


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