Faux Metal Experiments

I saw a great example of some Faux Metal on Willy’s Blog (if you haven’t seen it, you really should have a peek – it’s well worth bookmarking) and just had to have a go last night. 
Addendum here: Paula says that you can do the same techniques on silver foil, stuck to card, so that may well be much cheaper and isn’t that what we all want, lol???

Here are my results.
This one’s just a selection – flat silver card, gold mirror card and silver mirror card.
faux metal selection 2
Same again – silver mirror card, copper card and flat silver.
faux metal three types card
Mirror silver and mirror gold card.
faux metal mirror card
Flat silver card, with borders.
faux metal borders
Gold Mirror card with borders
faux metal distressed mirror card borders
On this one I tried Stazon Olive as well as Pumpkin.
faux metal stazon olive pumpkin
Quick card made with a background like the above, but no Stazon Olive.
faux metal 1
fm closeup2 
Then I remembered the Stazon distress technique, where you swipe gold mirror card with Stazon Black, then wipe it off.  It takes the top bit of colour out, leaving silver behind and looks distressed.  Mine’s not very distressed, so perhaps I rubbed it off too quickly or too vigorously?  I had used Black acrylic paint and Pumpkin ink first 🙂
Will try again but had fun.
stazon distress fm

23 thoughts on “Faux Metal Experiments

  1. These are just amazing, stunning, fabulous and any other suitable adjective I could use to describe them. That is something I really must try out and thanks for the inspiration Cath! Love your interpretation.Jo x

  2. its a fab technique and I so love the card youve created….Ive managed to cover paper or card with tin foil and then emboss and use the techniques you have shown.

  3. Wow these are amzing! Love the look of metal on projects but never know where to get it from. Great way to use up the mirri card I have had in my stash since the year dot!Sarah x

  4. These are so beautiful – and I have a few of those embossing folders so must give it a go. I have used 'plumbers' silver roll of metal with a peel off tape which I have stuck to card and run through the cuttlebug. It works out really well and cheaply too. But I haven't tried using the wonderful colours you have – so that's on my 'to do' list.

  5. WOW What a lot of playing you've been doing – especially like the gold mirricard one – weill have to have a go at that oneThanks for sharing and playing along with Lotstodo this week – Sam xxx

  6. Used to do this when I was demonstrating the Wizard at the shows. Very effctive – love your samples.I have some work on my blog with samples but it is a while back so you would have to search – can remember two boxes being on there because they sit in my stamp room with bits in. One is one I did for a Lots to Do Challenge once.

  7. Oooh, those looks like fun, thanks forjoining in with the Sunday Stampers hun…I must try that faux metal myself … once I have done the P word and the M word .. cannot even bring myself to say Packing and Moving….ROFL x

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