We had a booth at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington Tx. One of the projects for the Make-it Take-it we had this year were these mini composition books. We covered them with colored aluminum. People were able to choose the color and the stencil (by Dreamweaver and Tessler)they wanted to use as a design. For backgrounds we also used some of Dreamweaver‘s stencils and our embossing background plates.
Let me remind you the main steps for working with stencils and color aluminum:
1) Place the stencil on the colored side of the aluminum .
2) Turn the metal and place the stencil and metal over the glass or acrylic.
3) Rub with a paper stump against the stencil to “see” the design.
4) Outline the design with the Teflon D-04.
5) Create a border with any of our “Decorative Wheels“. Use it on the suede.
6) Turn the metal (to the front/color side) and flatten with the paper stump any bump or wrinkle in the aluminum.
7) Place the metal (color side up) on the embossing plate or the background stencil and rub firmly against it with the paper stump until you get all the “background” textures on the metal.
8) Remove the color from the embossed areas by sanding the metal (manicure sanding block).
9) Turn the metal and place it on the suede. Push the metal in the specific areas to be embossed. Use the appropriate size of Cup and Ball to “puff” the metal.
10) Add “Filling paste” to the embossed areas if necessary.
11) It’s ready to be glued to any surface, such as the mini composition books shown.