Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pewter samples from CHA

One of my favorite things to do is to diecut Amaco's pewter. On the top is a spellbinders die and below is a quickutz die that I added a little repousse to. Both were stippled with alcohol ink and then covered with a layer of glossy accents. Got rave reviews at CHA!

This is just a simple piece of pewter, in a cuttlebug embossing folder, and then copic markers airbrushed over it in a spotted pattern:

A Spellbinders die, in pewter, airbrushed while still in the die.

This one wouldn't upload for some reason, so just click to enlarge. But this is freeform repousse in pewter and then I used a foam makeup sponge to apply copic marker refill for the color. Goes on so smooth!

You can get pewter at Amaco online and it's one of my favorite things to play with. Much heavier than metals. You can stretch it, give it some shape, great for embossing and repousse. Another one of my "gotta have" items. It might be out of stock at the moment....people were loving it at the show!

So, do you do repousse? Metal work? Email me if you do!

So what are you doing for superbowl? We have 36 people flying in from all over the country. Kerry's staff. It's going to be a wild weekend. I'm doing something crafty with the wives and kids.....absolutely no idea what! Today....house cleaning. Someone send Kerry an email and tell him he needs to hire it done! LOL!


Neet said...

I raved over those pieces at the top (pewter cut with dies and then alchol inked) and now that I am getting over my jet lag must have a go. Jen those were fabby!

Anonymous said...

Jen: These are absolutely amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on some of this Pewter and try this. Those first two pieces clinched it for me. ......ash