I had so much fun doing this little project. I love how different the lizard looks using “Brown Latte” aluminum and Pewter.
I used Dreamweaver’s Lizard Stencil LM2004 .
In both cases I used a Fiskars embossing plate as a background.
The border in the pewter project was done using the Big Wheel tool. I also used the Screw and Cup Stamping Tool for adding the 2 screw looking details.
The border in the aluminum lizard was done with the Dash Wheel. In both cases I used the Teflon D-01 to refine and outline the embossed shapes. I used the Double Ball and the Paper Stump #4 to give the final “puff” to the lizard.
I filled the back of the embossed areas with Mercart Filling Paste and let it dry (it takes from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the size and depth of the area).
I removed the brown color with a sanding block and the Fiber Glass tool to show the “silver” color of the aluminum.
In case of the pewter, I added Pewter Patina to give it an antique look.
Stencils are the easiest way of doing Metal Embossing for easy fast projects. And there are hundreds of designs to choose from !