For this project you will need:
- Embossable copper (you can find at art supply stores, Michaels, JoAnn etc.)
- Die or image to trace
- Heat source ( pencil torch, micro torch, something w/ a flame)
- Wood plaques
- Paper scraps
- Mod Podge
- Washi Tape
- Stamps, colored pencils, ink
First step is to prepare the plaques. I have a roll of this masking paper in my stash that I use in a number of projects. It’s thin, accepts Mod Podge and/or paints easily and most of all is cheap. Look for it in the paint aisle of your HW store. Measure to fit your plaque, cut to size and then crinkle to give it texture before applying.
Once you have your shape you can use a stylus to draw lines, details etc into it. I just did this freehand.
If you have a gas stove you can also hold the metal over a lit burner. The thinner the sheets, the faster the process so watch closely until you get the effect you want. If you don't want to play with fire, you can skip this part and/or use a different metal.
Since I like to age things, I dry brushed my finished metal pieces with black craft paint and then wiped off just to dull them a little. Once done, glue to your prepared plaque with a strong adhesive ( I used Liquid Fusion) and embellish. I used scrap velvet ribbon tied in a simple bow and some pinecones I found on a walk.
Here are some other metal embossing projects you might like:
Embossed Metal Snowflake Tile
Embossed Metal Christmas Ornaments