Tuesday, January 15, 2013

woyww - metal mania

Trying out a technique called "clear embossing & wax" the results is a lovely metal finish on cardstock.
A close up of the atc's backgrounds.  

 I stamped an image with versamark, sprinkled clear embossing powder and then used the heat gun.  When cool lightly rub gilding wax over the embossed image.  I used antique gold and silver "rub & Buff" which gives a dull metal look rather than a bright gold.  
One of the completed ATC's.  Join in on Julia's world of WOYWW.

51 comments:

  1. Sandra, that is SOOO good! The effect is fabulous! I really must get around to trying it.

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  2. Very pretty background, I love Rub'n Buff, can use it for many things. Your post below has some pretty designed remakes too. Happy WOYWW #13

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  3. What fab atc's might just have to give that a go . thanks for the idea. jill #40

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  4. Really cool backgrounds! Thanks for the instructions!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #5

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  5. oooh! nice! i love the effect - gorgeous!!
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 2

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  6. Yes, they look lovely, must try that one!! Happy WOYWW, Helen #10

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  7. Love the effect you've acheived with that technique.
    Hugs,
    A x #50

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  8. awesome technique! Love the metal look of the act! Have a great week. Vickie #43

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  9. That's a great background Sandra.
    Lynn//66

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  10. What a stunning technique... definitely going to have to give that a go - thanks for sharing the how-to! Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #39

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  11. Great look on your ATC's just awesome.. Looks so like metal very clever.
    Sandy :) #25

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  12. I'm hooked on those Distress Stains. Pretty sure I actually NEED a lot more of them :) They make great "travelling paints" - no mess, no brushes or water. I shall certainly look forward to one of those fab ATCs!

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  13. love your space ..gorgeous ATC
    Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
    craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely Atc fab technique,loved your boxes too,,,,,I did a class with Anna and if you want metal to hold mists...just cover bits and pieces with strong gel medium,allow to dry and hey presto they become mist able!

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  15. Beautiful technique and a new one to me - will have to try that one out. Decided I need a jouranl/notebook just to jot down ideas I see on WOYWW desks - my memory is terrible.
    Thanks for calling in earlier and for your kind comment about my journal iPad case - always appreciated.
    Have a great week.
    Ann B
    #32

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  16. Wow, wow, wow, love that technique you have used - what an absolutely fabulous result you have achieved. The finished ATC is gorgeous. Thanks for your visit earlier. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

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  17. What a fabulous effect you've achieved. We must add that to. Our try list.

    The bears @#86 (we think)

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  18. Wow, they look lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    Neil#28

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  19. The ATC's look fabulous, really really clever.

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  20. Loving the look of that! Always the "problem" with WOYWW! I end up spending the day visiting and commenting then the next day Googling all the stuff I see that I want to try. :)

    MA (1)

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  21. Oh how interresting! Love the idea of that! Great work space there; thanks for sharing!
    Glenda #96

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  22. What a lovely technique - I will try it today - I just got some new stamps that will be perfect for that! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lots of hugs,
    Cardarian

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  23. These are stunning, Sandra. I haven't seen that technique before, must give it a try.
    You asked about how long the cling backgrounds take to dry. When it's so cold I leave them over night but for you they'll be dry in an hour probably. If you can leave them to dry naturally you get a much better finish. Hope that helps.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

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  24. WOW Sandra, those ATCs are amazing. Are they done on white card to start with? Guilding wax and rub and buff aren't something I have nor seen before. The effect is fantastic. Thanks for visiting me BJ#55

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  25. Oh Wow they look amazing and the finished ATC is stunning. I love the stamps that you have used what a fantastic result.
    Ria #114

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  26. Metal Mania??? Conjures up visions of you riding a Harley to the strains of 'Keep the Motor Running'....... grin. You rocker, you :)
    Love the metal embossing. that is so effective...was it tricky to do??
    Hugs, LLJ ~38 xx

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  27. What a stunning effect the results are. Need a tutorial on it, would love to try it.
    Krisha #122

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  28. I love the effect you have achieved with the embossing and waxing and I have just been looking at your trinket boxes, they are stunning!! Annette #3

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  29. What a beautiful technique with that embossing and gilding. I must have a look to see what I need to do it. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments on my card. I have just had the last of my order come from Clarity with the very tiny stamps for doing ATC's. such a minuscule conifer for one. No wonder I had to have them. xx Maggie #37

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  30. I really like this technique - it fooled me - I thought it was metal. x Jo

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  31. Hi Sandra great technique thanks for sharing, hope you've had a super crafty Wednesday and thanks for the visit. Hugs Erika.

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  32. hi Sandra thanks for visiting love the technique it look so realistic you would never know it wasn't metal thanks for sharing .Have a fab week Andrea x #22

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  33. What an awesome finish to your cards, I will have to try that technique out, tfs! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

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  34. Well who knew..the old rub n buff must be dug out - what agreat technique, thanks for sharing. Such a good wax effect!

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  35. A fabulous technique, I dont have rub n buff but I do have some gilding wax so will try this. thanks for the inspiration.

    Love your trinket boxes too

    Thanks for visiting my desk already

    Kyla #17

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  36. Looks fantastic Sandra. Hope you're keeping well.

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  37. Amazingly gorgeous!!!! I've never heard of gilding wax before, but will definitely have to check it out!

    Jeannie #47

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  38. beautiful technique! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #101

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  39. I have done this technique before and it is just fantastic, the camera doesn't do it any justice at all.

    Great background stamps.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza

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  40. I love how you're always trying new things Sandra, and I love the antiqued look of this, it's beautiful.

    Hugs
    Brenda 106

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  41. Stunning results.
    I like to work with wax,but not tried this as yet.Watch this space..
    Regards,
    Nelle xx #152

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  42. Love this technique. Simply beautiful!!

    Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
    Lori #84

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  43. I really like what you've done with the metal. I will have to try that technique. April #141

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  44. What a fab technique - must give this a try.
    Thanks for visiting me and commenting and for sharing your gorgeous work.
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

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  45. Wow, what an effective technique. Thanks for sharing. Happy 'belated' WOYWW. Caro #63

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  46. Thats another technique I will have to add to the try list - thanks for sharing - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

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  47. What a great post, Sandra! Thank you for sharing the idea and the product. The ATC is wonderful!

    Thank you, too, for coming by the Playhouse and for your anniversary wishes. I'm sorry I'm so late coming by. I took some time off to celebrate with Mister and I'm slowly making my way 'round!

    Until next week (if I don't see you before), enjoy! Hugs, Darnell #64

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  48. ooh wow, what an amazing technique! Thank you for sharing - your ATC backgrounds look fabulous and the finished one is so cool! Have a good weekend xx #126

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  49. Oh Sandra, I LOVE this technique! I've never seen it before. I've never seen that kind of wax anywhere either. I'm going to have to start looking for some.

    Thanks for stopping by this week!

    Amy E. #21
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  50. Smashing look .. now do I really need gilding wax on my list which is already so very long?? ;) love Shaz in oz.x

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  51. WOW - totally amazing finish.

    Happy belated WOYWW.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx (52)

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