Karen's approach to metal is embossing and filling to give a lovely 3D effect. Perfect technique with those Crafty Individuals elephants.
You would never guess, looking at this stamp image that you can create the sample below, would you? Well done Karen, it's nice to see a different approach for a stamp set.
Using Crafty Individuals stamp - Sweet Elephants and Swirl - I stamped the elephant part onto a metal sheet using Archival Jet Black Ink and dried it with a heat gun.
Make sure you let it cool down before handling it.
I put the sheet onto some foam and went around the lines with a pointed tool.
I then turned the sheet over and went around the inside of the lines with a paper stump.
Turned again (right side) and went around the outside edges with the paper stamp.
You should now have a raised elephant.
Turn over and fill in the indentations with Glossy Accents (you could use Grunge Paste too) and cover with a scrap piece of paper/card.
Leave to dry, preferably overnight.
Meanwhile, using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints, colour the canvas using fingers and brushes till you are happy. Stencil some Squid Ink through the Tando Creative Dotted Star in some areas and thread rub some Treasure Gold Silver roughly around the edges. Cut around the elephants and attach. I also added a die cut strip of metal.
Woodware Metal Sheet - Silver
Crafty Individuals Stamp - 351 - Sweet Elephants and Swirl
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Squid Ink, Beach Hut, Pumpkin Soup and Very Berry
Tando Mask: Dotted Star
Shapeabilities Lace Doily Accents
Treasure Gold - Silver
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
See you tomorrow