Friday, February 3, 2012

Metal leaf the Artsy way and DT welcome!

I dagens artikel visar vi hur man kan använda bladmetall på olika sätt. Detta vackra men ack så flyende material. Bladmetall är namnet på äkta metall som hamrats ut väldigt tunt. De vanligaste sorterna guld, silver och även koppar har vi nog alla sett men det finns även i tenn och aluminium. Denna form går även att äta då det går rakt genom kroppen utan att tas upp. En liten fin pralin dekorerad med bladguld är så fin att man knappt vågar äta den.

Slagmetall kallas den icke ädla formen och är legerad av zink och koppar. Förutom de vanligaste metallfärgerna finns den även i variegated som är en brokig, flerfärgad variant i exempelvis röda, gröna eller blå toner.

Vanligtvis förekommer de som väldigt tunna blad men de finns även som flingor som dels är enfärgade och dels vackert flerfärgade.

För att fästa slagmetallen finns flera möjligheter. Det lättaste tycker jag är att använda dubbelhäftande tejp eller dubbelhäftande limark. Men du kan även använda sprejlim, limstämpeldyna, sticky embossing powder som blir klibbigt när du värmer upp det samt olika lim som är ägnade åt det såsom duo embellishing adhesive.

The Artsy team article today is about metal leaf. Metal leaf, also known as composition leaf is a really thin foil made of real metal. Gold is commonly known but we also have silver, copper, brass and aluminium. This is eadible since it passes through the body without uptake. This way, we can enjoy a beuatiful chocolate piece with some gold decoration!

Imitation leaf is what the name inclines - an imitation, not made from the expensive material, but rather a alloy (mixture) of zinc and copper. Variegated is the name of a mixture of colours in red, blue or green.

We find them as very thin sheets of metal but also as metal flakes.

To fasten the metal leaf I find the easiest way is to use double sided tape. But there are lots of other products, spray glue, glue pad, sticky embossing powder of one of all the glues made for this work such as duo embellishing adhesive.

Enough said about that. We have had a DT-call and we would like to welcome our two new members to the Artsy team. To be fair, we picked one from Norway and one from Sweden!
We look forward to see a lot of their artworks and we are excited to have them on our team!


New members to our ARTsy team!
Welcome to Hanne and BellaMio!

Hanne's blog

Hanne from Norway is more known as limogglitter and this is what she tells about herself:

My name is Hanne. I started to make cards in 2004. I love to make my own backgrounds on my cards. Looking forward to be a parta of Team Artsy.

Jeg heter Hanne og har laget kort siden 2004. Liker godt å lage egne bakgrunner på kortene mine. Gleder meg till å være med i Artsy Team!


An equally warm welcome to Maria, Bellamio that also tells a little about herself:
Hej allihopa!
Jag heter Maria men kallar mig oftast BellaMio på olika forum. Jag är mamma till 3, sambo med 1 och matte till en kissemisse. Jag har pysslat med denna underbara hobby i drygt 7 år nu och älskar varje sekund av det!!! Min favorit är att göra själv! Tycker om att skapa egna papper, dekorationer, blommor m.m. Jag älskar att prova nya saker, så fort det kommer nya medium, mallar, stämplar m.m så vill jag köpa och prova! Jag är så otroligt glad över att få vara med i detta härliga ARTistiska team och jag hoppas att jag ska kunna inspirera er.Länk
My name is Maria but I often go by the name BellaMio on forum. I am the mother of three, partner of one and owner of one kitty. I've been doing this wonderful craft for more than 7 years know and I love every second of it! My favourite is to make my own...I like creating my own papers, decorations, flowers and so on. I love trying new stuff. As soon as new medium, stencils and stamps comes on the market - I want to buy and try! I am so happy to be in this ARTistic team and I hope I'll be able to inspire you.

White cs, embossed coloured and punched borders. Spray glue and drizzled on gold flakes.

Gold flakes on the edges. Coloured with distress, embossed and stamped.
Gel medium on cardboard and stamped when wet. Left to dry, put on Lumiere and silver leaf. Stencil and fiber paste is used to make the swirl.

Old wrinkled note paper glued to cardboard. Distress ink, gold metal and Inka Gold.

Lizard made of polymer clay and covered with gold leaf. Background with distress and colour wash spray. Leaves from old plastic plant.

Decopauge background colored with acrylic paint. Black rub ons, flowers painted with gold leaf.

Background with distress stains water, stamps and glimmer mist. Metal leaf on tape, rubon and on the edge of the picture.

Serendipity background with distress and acrylic paint dry embossed. Gold leaf. Bead made with fimo clay and gold leaf.

Background with candy wrappers. Brads made with fimo clay and gold leaf, alco ink and gloss.

Hope this have been an inspiration to you and don't forget to show us what you have done, we really would like to see your creations. And maybe you have found yet another way to use metal leaf or metal flakes! In the next few days we will post our cards in our own blogs and tell a bit more about them so check them out. If you have any questions we are happy to answer them!

3 comments:

Netty said...

wow they are all gorgeous pieces of art. x

Malin/Majamelon said...

Oooo vilken överraskning!! Välkommen till StampARTic tejer!! =D

Kram
Malin

Tigerblomma said...

Sååå mycket fint att titta på!