Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Steampunk Idea Box with Marjolaine

Hello everyone, Marjolaine here with another tutorial using Gina's Designs chipboard.

Embossing is one of the easiest and most versatile ways to enhance metal and
using an embossing folder makes it even more effortless. In this
tutorial, I'll show you how to emboss a chipboard piece that is
covered in metal foil tape. The added dimension of embossing combined
with the luster of the foil creates a fabulous finish that will add
vivacity to any artwork.

Step Two: Cut around your chipboard shape with a pair of scissors. You'll need to
leave enough tape to be folded over the edge.

Step Three: Rub he surface of your chipboard to make sure it's adhered and fold the
edges of tape over the chipboard.

Step Four: Place your chipboard piece in an embossing folder and run it through an
embossing machine.

Step Five: Coat your piece with acrylic paint and a paint brush. Set it aside to dry
completely or dry it with a heat tool.

Step Six: Sand some of the paint off with a sanding chip. 

Step Seven: Coat your piece with a different color of paint and allow it to dry

Step Eight: Sand some of the paint off with a sanding chip.

Step Nine: Squeeze a few drops of alcohol ink and blending solution on the felt of your
blending tool and rub it on a few areas of your chipboard piece.

Your chipboard pieces are now ready to use on your project.With
a few different embossing folders you can create a quilt like effect
on your projects and really change things up. The metal foil tape can
also be applied in strips to a larger piece and a rectangular sheet
would make a wonderful book cover or canvas background. 

For my other chipboard pieces I painted them black and added a clear
 layer of distress crackle paint. 
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try this technique soon! 


Chipboard pieces from Gina's Designs
 (Steampunk 2 Shape Set)
Alcohol ink

Blending tool with felt applicator
Blending solution
Embossing Folders
Embossing machine
Acrylic paint
Metal foil tape
Sanding chip


  1. wow this is super cool!! I love using metal foil tape too, this is really amazing! hugs, Kim

  2. Oh, fun, metal tape. I just bought some and haven't tried using it yet. This is an encouragement to jump in there and do it.

    Coleen, an American in Ukraine


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