Thursday, June 6, 2013

Michael Strong Technique Thursday: Metal

When I shared this card with you on the
a lot of people wanted to know how
to work the metal, so here is a tutorial.

Here is a close up of the cat
(click on it an you see an even larger version).
The cat is the closionné cat by
Michael Strong.
The sentiment is a digital image by
Create with TLC and you can find it here:

For the tutorial I  used the
whimsical owl stamp by Michael Strong.
The metal I used is from

What else do you need:
stazon black ink
rubber mat (or mouse mat)
tools for working on the metal
(this can be  pergamano tools and
blending stump)

1. Start with stamping your image on metal.
You can choose if you want to
stamp on the brown side
or on the silver side.
(I choose for the silver side,
because it is easier to see on the photo).

2. With working on metal, you work
on two sides. First you start with marking the lines.

3. Start with the outside lines first.
Choose which inside lines you want to do.
You don't need to do them all.

4. On the backside you use the blending stump
to fill the parts that need to be out on the front.
It takes some time to work front and back
until you are satisfied.

5. When all is done you cut out
the image you have worked on.

6. This is the finished owl.

And here is the owl on a card.
Stick the metal with a piece of double dided foam tape to the card.
Hopefully this gives you a good idea on
how to work with stamps on metal.

 smart owl
Have a creative day!


CraftyJo said...

Thanks for explaining this so well Hetty, another must-try idea - just wish I had 24 hours a day to 'play' :)

Heidi said...

Looks great Hetty!

slbt17 said...

wonderful Hetty!
Thank you for sharing.
Sandra ltb

Beth said...

Thanks Hetty. Another great technique.


Judy Inukai said...

Cool technique Hetty. Perfect for Mike's stamps.

KnitterPam said...

Love the "soft kitty" stamp - a great Big Bang Theory reference! :)

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Great technique, Hetty! TFS!!!

Rosie Guiher said...

Thanks Hetty great idea for lots of stamps.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh thanks for the visuals- so cool!!!

LUCYG said...

Love it, Hetty. Where did you find the soft kitty stamp? Must have!