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« on: December 06, 2004 08:49:44 PM »

I thought I'd give embossing foil a whirl and these are some of the things I made. It was fun and very easy to work with. The box I made for my boyfriend, it has his intial on the top and half rounds on the bottom for feet. The cross is mounted on a board covered with left over burgandy fabric from another project. My boyfriend made the frame for me.




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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2004 08:51:08 PM »

wow, that's amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2004 09:52:51 PM »

Absolutely positively wonderfully gorgeous!  Did you do all the designs yourself?  I really like the style of those, whatever it's called.  The cross especially is beautiful, v. classical/Italian.  I'd love a tutorial, if you'd be willing to do one. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2004 03:15:56 AM »

HOLY CRAP!
Your work is great. Did you fill in the backside with anything to protect the raised parts? What did you use to antique it?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2004 02:38:09 PM »

Ilovepaper - I put a lightweight spackle called Fast & Final behind the raised parts. I like the stuff but people I know hate it. You could use wood putty, silicone, whatever really. Just personal preference. I used black acrylic paint to antique it. I painted it all over and then wiped it off.

Happify - Thank you and yes, I did all the designs myself. I'm not really sure what style I'd call it, just the style I like. I'll work on a tutorial for it this weekend when I have more time.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2004 05:50:38 AM »

I'm sooo glad you're posting!  Every one of you projects I've seen has been a thrill. 

Do you know where each project is going while you're making it? 
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2004 06:05:58 AM »

I agree with sewer rat, it's nice to have you here redqueen. I'm not so much into the coffin and skull thing but I can truly appreciate your talent.
I'll have to remember Fast & Final, I've only ever used hot glue on the back of my foil things.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2004 04:42:56 PM »

Holee molee! Those look unbelievable. You really kicked butt on this.

I have a question: The foil, is it the kind on a roll, or did you use that thick kind disposable cookie sheets are made of? Also (and forgive me if you said this and I missed it), what tool did you use for the embossing?

I'm asking this because my son and I are making a papier mache and wood medieval style flail for his room. I was wanting to use foil somehow to give it metal details, embossed with some celtic designs from a dover book I have.

whoops. Just realized you said you'd post a tutorial when you get time... looking forward to that!
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2004 06:03:32 PM »

SewerRat - Most times I have no idea where my projects are going when I start. Sometime I am very focused on what it is and where its going - but I often change direction in mid-stream too.

ilovepaper - I tried the hot glue but hot glue and me don't mix well. I can't resist the urge to smooth things down, often with bare fingers! One thing I did use once with decent results was melted wax. It was one of those desperation/McGyver things, I had none of my preferred backers but I had plenty of wax.

FerretNose - The project for your son sounds way cool. I wanna see it when you get done. Yes, the foil is on a roll. I used some disposible cookie sheet type foil to practice on and to "try before you commit" design ideas.
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2004 08:47:52 AM »

Gorgeous!

What gauge of foil did you use?
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