Monday, September 15, 2008

Metal projects

I finally finished the project samples for the metal panel class I am teaching at ScrapFest in Long Beach Oct. 11. I am really excited about the projects and hope the attendees will be, too. Those enrolled in the class will create two projects, a magnetic message board and a metal wire-bound album. It will be a fast-paced class, but everyone will learn a number of skills and techniques when it comes to the new metal panels. While everyone will complete the same album, called "My Love,"

there will be a choice between two message board styles. I call them 1940's Bohemian and Retro Country. They are fun and funky and give us a chance to play with the metal in different ways.

I spent a good part of the weekend playing with metal panels, creating the samples above and others for some stores. Here are a few of them below:

These are my attempt at some basic Artist Trading Cards. I don't create them on a regular basis, but I like giving it a whirl once in a while. The "Travels" one features a 7Gypsies label, a Tim Holtz flourish stamped stamped on with brown StazOn ink, Glitzy stickles and the Karen Foster embellishment. The "Love" is an Auntie Amy stamp, stamped with Opaque white StazOn ink, stamped on the metal, which I coated with alcohol inks.

The rest included the "Cali" album, created with Graphic 45 paper and We R Memory Keeprs metal letters, bound with the Bind-it-All;

An 8x8 dorm door message board using Luxe paper and rub ons (all message boards are hung with ribbon through holes punched with the Crop-a-dile);

a two-panel 6 x 6 home decor piece using Bazzill diecut cardstock and Making Memories paper and embellishments;

and a 12 x 12 message board with a clothespin attachment, created with Autumn Leaves diecut paper and various flowers from Bazzill Basics, Imaginisce, Making Memories and Prima Marketing.

A number of you already have already purchased K2R metal - if you need some inspiration, I hope you get some from this!


Sherry - It's A Scrapper's Life! said...

Wow they are all gorgeous Jessica...I am going to have to try these metal panels!!!

Kathi L. said...

Gorgious, Jessica. You are so dang awesome. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.

Bree Ross said...

Beautiful work! Lovin' the metal panels!

Regina said...

gorgeous Jessica!!

soccerboyzmom said...

love the metal bulletin boards.