Friday, July 13

Vintaj Part Un

Hello crafty friends!  It sure has been a busy summer so far with lots of family visiting.  We have a few days break until the next batch arrives, so I took advantage of the time and played in my planet today.

During a visit at Hobby Lobby a few months ago, I noticed a line of jewelry making tools and supplies called Vintaj.  I've never seen them before.  They are mainly brass and copper products, but what caught my eye were the tools they carry to emboss and etch on metal.  They are etching dies and embossing folders almost identical with the "Sizzlits".  And when I checked the packaging, they were made by Ellison.  If you own Sizzix products, then this won't be a surprise. 

In the photo above, you will see the Deco Etch die on the left and the Deco Emboss folder on the right.  They are the exact same size as the Sizzlit dies, only they're meant to be used on soft metal.  In the middle is a bunch of natural brass tags that can be made into pieces of jewelry.

Since I was going to use these very interesting new products for the first time, I opted for a small tag (7/8" x 1/2") to play with.  For this project, I embossed the brass tag with the the Deco Emboss with the help of my Big Shot machine (tab 1 of the multi-purpose platform and 2 standard cutting pads).  I really loved the embossing on the metal.  The makers of Vintaj was really genius in coming up with such a really cool product. 

After embossing, I colored the negative areas with Copic YR14.  Then I applied UTEE in certain parts of the raised design.  I also embossed the edges with Distress embossing powder in Black Soot. 

After the embossing was dry, I covered the back with black felt. 

I'm really happy with the result.  I love how I was able to emboss this piece of brass so easily.

Stop by tomorrow for another Vintaj project with Copic reinkers.  'Til then!

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