I am so excited, in a couple of weeks I'm going to a craft weekend organised by paperartsy and lbcrafts. There are a few places left on the second weekend - late March. Last year I learned loads of amazing techniques but my favorite thing was making this amazing frame. I'd never done any metal work before and to be honest I couldn't see the point. But now I am hooked. Here are a few close ups.
The embossing was done with a combination of cuttlebug embossing plates and plastic stencils which I rubbed over with Teflon tools - you could use an embossing tool but it squeaks and may tear the metal. The metal was then roughed up with a brass brush and then coloured with black acrylic paint.