Materials: Embossing machine and folders
soda cans, rinsed out
a Bic Mark it or other permanent marker
optional: a child ( My son likes to use my embossing machine. So I cut the soda cans while he worked
the machine.My son thinks this is great fun. )
You will need to carefully cut a slit into the can. Then remove the top and bottom. You are left with a curled piece of aluminium. Then it's just a matter of placing this into an embossing folder and putting it through the machine. I would just advise caution since the can is a little sharp after you cut it.
We experimented with a variety of designs. Some look better than others. You can use some punches to create your own shapes or use the permanent marker to draw a design of your choice.Then use old scissors to cut it out. The marker also comes in handy to draw an inked look to the edges of your cut shape.
I found glue dots to be the best way to adhere the shapes to my page. It's also very easy to punch holes for brads with your paper piercing tool. You could also conceivably choose to hand stitch on your metal embellishment. I plan to dust off my alcohol inks to see how well they would look on my newly embossed designs.
|Sassy Lil Sketches 3-14-11 design|
Cream Acrylic paint
Maya road Chipboard motif inked in Colorbox black ink
Paper Trunk Carson, black alphas
Black paint stamped with a round lid
All in all...a wonderful and inexpensive way to make your own page embellishments and recycle. If you have a Frugal Friday tip like this one, please share it at Scrap Our Stash.