Metallic Projects

Today I have not one but three tutorials using Little birdie Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze.

This is my DT post for Itsy Bitsy. You can find the post here.

This product is so versatile, you could use it on a variety of mediums and finishes. It gives instant shine to your projects.
Lets get started –

Project I :

The first project I am showcasing is a home decor project.
Step 1:
I used Little Birdie embossing paste in Frosty Fizz with Little Birdie 14×14 inch stencil Classy Lace on black cardstock. The cardstock measured 7″ × 12″.
I used only half of the stencil.
* Spreading the paste evenly with a spatula is the key*
Step 2:
It looks like this.
With the help of a heat gun, I got this texture of the paste like below.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Step 3 :
Then I used my Star product – Little Birdie Metallic Wax in Copper Blaze. I used my finger to dab the wax on the elevated parts of the design. I purposefully avoided some areas and kept them white. I also let the wax spread a bit on the cardstock too. Its unto you how you want the design to look.
Step 4:
I adhered the cardstock on heavyweight chipboard of the same size.
To further decorate the panel, I used Pearl drops by Little Birdie.
And my project is complete!

Project II :

Now, let’s move on to the second project :
Step 1:
On a square canvas measuring 4″×4″, I stamped the sentiment from the Family stamp set in the middle.
Step 2:
I then lightly drew a circle around it with the help of a lid. I spread the Glass Bead Gel by Little birdie around the circle with the help of a spatula.
Step 3:
After drying it looks like this :
Step 4:
The next step involves sponging on top of the gel with Little Birdie Chalk paints in Frozen Ice & Sailing Sky.
I also mixed those two to get a darker grey.
Step 5:
After drying, I spread Little Birdie Metallic Wax in Copper Blaze.
I also outlined the circle with the chalk paints. And used pearl drops around the circle to further enhance the look.
And its complete!

Project III :

Now, lets begin the 3rd tutorial :
You can use this versatile metallic wax in cardmaking too!!!
Step 1:
Taking a 4 × 4 inch Bright White cardstock , I used various distress inks and smooshed them using water.
Step 2:
After I was satisfied with the result, I stamped the Flora Wishes stamp by Little Birdie on the panel and heat embossed it with Little Birdie Clear Embossing powder.
Step 3:
I then spread the Metallic Wax Copper Blaze on top of it with my finger. After that I took a tissue and wiped the excess off!
Step 4:
On a base of Classic White cardstock measuring 5.5″ × 11″ , scored at 5.5″, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set repeatedly with festive berries distress ink.
I adhered the square panel in the middle. Also, I spread the Metallic Wax Copper Blaze all over the sides. And stuck red shiny tape on two sides.
*To make it transfer proof, I applied a thin layer of Little Birdie Matte Varnish*
And my card is complete.
Hope you liked my projects.
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!
Priyanka

Faux Metal Butterfly Embellishment Card

Hello Crafties!

Butterflies are a universal symbol for good things to come. Like snowflakes, every butterfly is unique.

For my card today, I have created a faux metal butterfly.

I have used WOW Metallic Gold Rich superfine embossing powder to achieve this metallic effect.

Stacking 3 layers of butterfly diecuts by Frantic Stamper, I heat embossed them 3 times with the above embossing powder.

This technique has been shown by Jennifer Mcguire. You can find her tutorial here.

The faux metal butterfly looks way more prettier in real.

The sentiment I used is by Jillibean Soup.

The background is watercolored with Koi watercolors.

I finished off the card with Ebony Nuvo drops.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka