May Blog Hop with Paper Wings Productions

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Friday & WELCOME to the “May Flowers” Paper Wing Production's Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Shay's Blog, then you're in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, I’d love for you to check out our hop. Please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

 It’s that wonderful time of year when the temperatures start getting warming and luscious greenery along beautiful bright blooms can be seen everywhere. Oh I just love this time of year, don’t you?! Mother’s Day is also right around the corner so today we’re sharing beautiful floral inspired projects. We’re also giving away a gift certificate to the Paper Wings Production’s online store to one lucky follower. 

For a chance to win, all you need to do is: be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog, The Aviary. Visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave them some love. Then go back to The Aviary and leave a comment letting them you completed the hop. To increase your chances of winning, like the Paper Wings Productions Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Then just come back and let us know! Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of the additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

Ok, now that you have all of the details, here is my project.  I made a small mixed media piece using pieces from pwp's May Nesting Components Mixed Media Kit, metal, paper, and a small burlap panel.

I got some of these Tim Holtz burlap panels and I've been itching to use them.  I couldn't figure out a way to use stamps on it.  I didn't want to simply stamp on paper and mount it.  I wanted something different.  I looked around my studio and pulled out my metal embossing tools.  It was one of those "ah ha!" moments!

I took an image from the clip art sheet in the awesome new May Nesting Components kit, a sheet of pewter (aluminum, brass, or copper sheets work too just something thin enough to emboss), pwp's Floral stamp, an embossing tool, soft mat, and some ink.

I traced around the edge of my clip art sheet onto the metal.  I flipped the metal over and stamped all around the edge of the metal.

Then I took an embossing or stylus tool and traced around the stamped image.

When you flip it back over, the stamped image is embossed on the metal.  

I mounted the metal piece to the panel and added some more pieces from the May Nesting Components kit.

I'm so pleased with it I hung it in my bathroom with some of my other Mexican tins.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Lots of fun things can happen when you think of different things to stamp on besides paper.  Rubber stamps are one of the most versatile tools a mixed media artist can use.  The possibilities are endless.

Make sure to head on over to Tara's Blog next!!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***

Laura Austin Tatsch -
Dana Tatar -
Shay -

Carrie Avery -
Tara Chaussee -
Amber Rasmussen -
Norma Gomez -
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  1. Very pretty, I really like how you made that frame!

  2. Cool piece! I love the embossed metal!

  3. Gorgeous canvas Carrie, I'm loving that embossed metal too!! Love it!!

  4. Fantastic project as usual, Carrie! Love the mini tutorial on using the stamps for metal embossing.

  5. I love that you don't need any "special" tools for this - another use for my stylus! Thank you for reminding me : )

  6. Wow Carrie, I am always so impressed by your creativity. The metal frame is gorgeous and definitely something I'm going to try.

  7. This is gorgeous!! The embossed metal looks amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Yet another exciting way to use stamp. Thanks for the how-to!

  9. Gorgeous, love love the embossed metal frame!

  10. Carrie, this is such a beautiful piece. You are so right about thinking outside the paper box with stamps. I think you should submit this for publication -- maybe Cloth, Paper, Scissors. And...what up with all the pink? You have definitely gone over to the pink side.

  11. Happy NSD!! Thank's for tutorial!

  12. Oh wow this is so creative and beautiful! Love it!

  13. Beautiful as always, Carrie. Love the metal embossing--I need to get my tools back out. And I love the kit--I'll definitely be ordering it!


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