Monday, June 17, 2013

Bricks, Burlap and Metal

Hi! Candy here to share another scrapbook layout made with Globecraft & Piccolo products.

Candy Spiegel
Candy Scraps
This is a smaller layout, 8x8, that I created with some photos I downloaded from Facebook of my son overseas. He is in the U.S. Navy, but he is attached to a Marine unit that has been traveling and practicing in Japan, Korea and other places in Asia. I have no idea where these photos were taken or who is in them, but since my son is one of the soldiers, I wanted to scrapbook it.

I started with a piece of woodgrain paper from Bo Bunny and a brick stencil from Wendy Vecchi.

I taped the edges of the stencil to my desk and, using the Piccolo Enamel Powder Adhesive, dabbed the adhesive into the stencil's openings. Then removed the stencil and sprinkled the paper with Real Rust Embossing Powder. I heated it just until it started to melt, so it would stay rough like brick.

That done, I decided to make embossed metal paper. I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did and I love it!

To start, I applied two layers of Platinum Embossing Powder to a piece of cardstock.

Then I put it inside of an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot to create this:

I wanted to add a bit more contrast, so I put a dab of Mars Black 3D Enamel Gel on my finger and wiped it over the embossed area.

Doesn't it make a huge difference? And it dries almost instantly.

For the title, I used some chipboard letters from Maya Road and coated them in two coats of  Real Rust Embossing Powder to help bring down the brick color into the rest of the design.

Then I coated some Piccolo Vintage Gears Embellishment Set and new star-shaped buttons (not available online yet) in Vintage Gold and Platinum embossing powders. Notice how different the Platinum gear looks from the Platinum background. That little bit of Mars Black makes a HUGE difference.

Here's the final page again ... 


linda said...

It's amazing how the metal paper section was made and that brick wall on the background really adds to the overall effect. Thanks!

Arin said...

this is just amazing! I have nothing else to say, but amazing!

Laura Drahozal said...

I really love this page and your techniques.

wendy vecchi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the bricks!