Saturday, July 24, 2010

Creative Metal by Walnut Hollow

I was looking around J's the other day (I hardly go there anymore) and while in the paint section this caught my eye. Now maybe I am the last person on the planet to find this but I was so excited. They come in about 10 colors and they are 4 x 4 sheets, 40 gauge sheets of metal with 8 to a pack for 4.00! How cool is that? They also sell several 4x4 plastic plates in the same section that you can use to emboss them. But of course the cuttlebug is much easier than hand embossing.
So I was excited to come home and try it out. This is the first one I ran through the cuttlebug. They are awesome! They are much heavier than foil paper but went through the cuttlebug like a dream and here is what it looked like. It was hard to take good pictures because it is so shiny.
I had this little 4 x 4 wood box and thought it would be cool to emboss one and then cover the top of the box with it. I painted the box first, then I use the Leafy Branch embossing folder. It looked good but then I took brights alcohol inks (Thank you Tiara) and mixed the three colors and swiped over the metal. It is sort of hard to tell in the picture but it looks really cool.


  1. Oh I love it! Will put it on my list for when my spending ban is over (next year :( LOL!

  2. OMgosh! That is beautiful! Your paint job is amazing! I didn't know about those metal sheets, on my list for next visit!