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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Working with Vintaj

Yesterday I drove to Daisy Lane Scrapbooking in Mattoon IL to meet my artsy friend Susan K and take a Vintaj workshop.

The Vintaj rep told us about the Vintaj metal and how Sissex has partnered to create special embossing folders for metal.  We were given several metal pieces--copper, brass, and one silver coated in black--as well as the special Vintaj buffing tool.  

Then we got to play, choosing embossing folders and selecting bits of pattern on them to emboss our metal pieces.  I stuck with a nature theme of birds, leaves and flowers.  

Back at our seats, we experimented with alcohol inks and buffing to create the look we wanted.  We ran out of time to assemble our necklace or bracelet.  Here is a photo of what I brought home to finish.


SusanK said...

Definitely a fun day...and you HAVE to check out Custom Smokehouse for lunch...just down the road from Daisy Lane. Scrumptious pulled pork sandwiches!

Sandi said...

Sounds like a great day - art and a good friend! I have done some metal work with 10 Second Studio products and love it. hmmm I love pulled pork sandwiches too LOL

craftattack said...

Sounds like you had fun - looking forward to seeing the finished work! Valerie

clare said...

what a brilliant project. a fun workshop by the looks of it! x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The possibilities look endless to be embossing this product.
Such fun and it shows from the finished piece of jewellery.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Seems to be a wonderful project.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, that stuff looks so cool! Sounds like you had fun making it all.

Lori said...

Awesome Helene! So glad you and Susan were able to meet up, looks like glue wasn't involved, so you would have been safe even if I had been there, too. lol. Fab stuff, isn't it? Love how yours came out!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Helene... you have some amazing colors and textures here. How cool that you and Susan took the class together!

Starr said...

I can't wait to see all the things you create. I've been intrigued with this product, you can teach me how to make a masterpiece!

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