12 Tags pennant style: Day 6

Tim's tag today is centered on a faux enameling technique on metal.  I didn't have any metal today, not even an old aluminum can (recycling pick-up was yesterday), so I used another enameling technique.  This one involves 3 colors of embossing powder.
At the very top (this is the gutter, it will either be covered or cut off) you can see the original color of the cardstock.  after three layers of clear EP, the surface was smooth and dark.  I then stamped versamark snowflakes on the clear embossed surface, and embossed that with silver EP.  Finally, I stamped and embossed white snowflakes on top of that.  each layer sinks into the previous as you heat it, giving the appearance of a smooth enameled surface.  I didn't want to cover it all up, so I just added a bow and small charm.

EDIT:

Maybe less is more.  Here is how it looks without the bow. (If you think it was better with the bow, say so in the comments)


Juliet Arrighi

5 comments:

Linda w said...

wow, fab technique....learning as much from you as from tim lol. Great tag. Hugs lin

Sue said...

Beautiful tag and now I'm gonna have to try YOUR technique!

Myrna said...

Juliet
Lovely tag.
Even though I love bows I like your tag best without it.
Myrna

Niki said...

I like the bow, adds some depth. Great technique, thanks for sharing how you did it.

Niki

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a pretty tag- the color is wonderful, as is the technique. I think the ribbon is very nice- and I like the tag with and without it....!