Sunday, 1 January 2017

Metal look Embossing

Morning and a Happy New Year to you all-this is my second DT post today which is for 613 Avenue Create "Totally Technical" challenge.I decided to decorate an MDF set of drawers bought from The Works earlier in the Summer.I gave them a coat of gesso then a coat of black acrylic.I then embossed some matt silver card I had with a Tim Holts Cogs EF,then wiped it with black acrylic then highlighted with Gold Treasure Metallic Gilding polish.I was supposed to take step by step pics but got carried away so will have to show a before and after sorry.
sunny day crafting-ATG
crafty gals corner-ATG---WINNER
the crafty addicts-ATG
Simon says-ATG
word art Wednesday-ATG
inspiration destination-ATG
4 crafty chicks-ATG
Brown sugar-ATG
crafty friends-ATG
altered eclectics-ATG---------------TOP 5
creative artiste-ATG/mixed media
not just cards-DEC challenge
creative inspirations-ATG
Thank you for dropping by and hope you can join us
Carol x x


  1. And a Happy New Year to you as well Carol and a great piece of artwork to kick start the year.

    Here's to a very crafty 2017.

    B x

  2. WOW, this is awesome! A work of art. Love it.
    and a Happy New Year to you as well.
    Hugs, Lisa

  3. Happy New Year Carol - this is incredible - outstanding art work - Michelle x

  4. WOW who would believe it is the same item. You are so talented :-)

  5. Happy New Year Carol, wow love the art box it really does look like metal.

    Hugs diane

  6. WOW!!! What an amazing transformation!
    Love it!
    Happy New Year :)
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. Wow carol these look totally amazing. I love them to pieces!!! Happy new year lovely lady! Hugs rachel xx

  8. What a fabulous transformation. The embossed papers with the different metallic layers look great. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends.

  9. Hello Carol
    WOW.... Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge with your gorgeous project. It looks absolutely stunning, I love cogs and gears projects. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back for our next challenge. Happy New Year.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  10. This is fabulous Carol, a wonderful transformation.
    My Personal Blog: Crafting with Cotnob

  11. WOW, what a transformation, Carol! Thank you for sharing it with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  12. Wow this is awesome Carol, I love the way that you embossed the silver card, and gave it a real steampunk look. Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner xxx

  13. Oh My Gosh this is stunning. I love the final look what a wonderful project!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at our ATG challenge. And we hope you will come back again next week to play along.
    Linda DT TTCRD

  14. WOW, this is gorgeous, love it!
    Sherry x

  15. Can only say WOW! What a drastic change from the plain Jane set to the finished one. It's stunning, and love the metallic on this. Hope your Christmas was special & that your New Year has gotten off to a grand start. Appreciate all your visits & comments during 2016, and hope to see more of your work during 2017. TFS & Hugs

  16. Fabulous! Loved it! Thank you for entering our ATG challenge at Through the Craftroom Door! Looking forward to seeing you again next time! Good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi

  17. Wonderful idea, love the little drawers, very nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/4CC

  18. This is absolutely stunning Carol!! Really love your metal embossing and your fun little project!! :) HUGS

  19. Best wishes for the new year!
    Wow, that's what I call a complete makeover! So cool and love the metallic look you achieved!

  20. LOve it Carol! What a beautiful piece! The black acrylic and the gold polish over the embossed metal make it so rich and detailed. The black on the frame and the knobs are perfect - well done Carol!

  21. This is gorgeous Carol. Great transformation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  22. This is absolutely wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  23. A fantastic creation! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! xxx

  24. Awesome upcycling project. I do love that Gilder's paste. I use it on all my Steamunk projects

  25. Oh my gosh, how did I miss this project is just wonderful and really does look like metal..fantastic..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  26. Lovely project! Thank you for joining Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
    Simona, BSC DT

  27. Wooooooooow, this looks totally awesome Carol. I love your cool design.

    Dionne xx

  28. A great project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight. CraftyNatalie - DT

  29. Lovely altered box. Great texture and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Have a creative week. Judy DT

  30. Wow this is awesome, love your project! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends and good luck xxx