Wednesday 8 August 2012

Ironing Starch for Craft Faux Metal!!!!

Did you know household products can also double up as great crafting mediums?  Well today I thought I would share a technique using Spray Ironing Starch to create a faux metal background effect as can be seen in the card below.

Used: "Sparklers" 4040K & "Flourish Thank You" 4175F

I love it when something from home can be used in crafting, do you have any tips on household products you could share, do let me know and I might give them a try?

don't forget I have a glittery photo tutorial for you tomorrow.

hugs Cathy


Dawn T said...

What an awesome idea Cathy. I don't have mica powder but might try this with PearlEx powders. It really gives an amazing metal look

Paula (PEP) said...

Intriguing technique & I love the way you angled the sparklers stamp the opposite to the wonky square. The colour mix is terrific with the pewter & I like your way of overcoming the line syndrome using ribbon - the colour works beatifully with the micas.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Oh no....I have a feeling I might be using my household cleaning products BEFORE I start my chores!! Dazzling technique Cathy!

annemarks said...

Great video again Cathy, thanks so much :)

Sue McRae said...

This is a gorgeous card Cathy! I've never seen this technique and can't wait to give it a try!

Virginia L. said...

What a NEAT technique! The faux leather looks really cool! Thanks so much for the lovely video!

Vicky Gould said...

What a beautiful technique resulting in a gorgeous card. TFS!