Monday, April 27, 2009

How to make Deconstructed Metallic Webbing

Here's a fun technique for making collage elements.
The pictures progress from the start to finished
product. Please do this in a well ventilated area or outside. Here's how it's done:


Plastic sandwich bag
Cardstock cut to fit snugly inside the bag
White glue
Metallic embossing powder
Heat tool


Place the cardstock inside the plastic bag.
Drizzle white glue randomly over the bag. Remember the thicker the
glue, the longer it will take to dry.
Sprinkle embossing powder over the wet glue and shake off the excess.
Allow the glue to dry. My sample took about 1 hour.
Using a heat tool, start to heat the embossed glue by moving the tool
rapidly over the surface of the bag. The bag will begin to shrink and
tear and the embossing powder will start to turn shiny. When all the
embossed areas are shiny, stop heating.
Cut open one side of the bag and remove the cardstock (the cardstock
helps keep the piece relatively square)
Now cut out the entire piece separating the embossed front from the
back of the bag. The piece can now be cut up into smaller pieces and
used as background or collage elements by attaching it to a card using
glue dots or double sided tape. Let's see what you can make,
Have fun!


1 comment:

Jenna A said...

This looks great, and fun! I can't wait to try it!!! You are full of wonderful ideas, thanks.