These Parisian metal squares look fantastic sitting on my work table. I am not done with them though.
This two-part post is a mini tutorial about layering.
I am using some products I discovered at The Craft and Hobby Show (CHA) from "Imagine Crafts."
You may know them from their original name: Tsukineko.
This company sells a product that became a personal favorite the minute it was launched: The Staz-on Black ink pad. I use that ink pad almost exclusively because it was the first truly waterproof ink that allowed you to stamp on glass, metal or any non-porous surface.
At CHA I noticed that IMAGINE has new metallic inks, Staz-On Glazes and sheet metal components.
The metal I knew would look fabulous with these one inch digital images of Paris I had.
I glued those paper images and sealed them with mod-podge to the metal. The metal already has a hole punch.
Then I took out some of my Staz-On reinkers. (If you are not a rubber stamper, re-inkers are extra ink you can buy to keep your matching ink pads wet and full of fresh ink.) As I mentioned, Staz-On ink was designed to work on a surface like these metal embellishments. It will dry and become waterproof.
So, using a brush I dropped some ink from each of the colours along the edges of the metal blanks.
Then, to ensure my ink was not going to bleed I brushed on a layer of the Staz-On Glaze. I let all my pieces dry.
Then out came the Jewelry Resin! I made a small batch in order to glaze the surface of each piece.
Now I am going to let the glaze layer cure overnight. I am going to add a few more layers....so these are not finished!
1. Paper glued to metal.
2. Pod-Podge used to seal the paper. Three layers were brushed over the image and allowed to dry.
3. Add Staz-On inks to the edges. Allow ink time to air dry.
4. Brush a layer of Staz-On Glaz over the ink edges. Allow glaze time to dry.
5. Brush a layer of Jewelry resin over entire metal blank. Allow this glaze layer to cure overnight.