A friend of mine is a big fan of the show Firefly.
I never heard of it befor she mentioned it and it was featured
in an episode of the Big Bang Theory. I still have no clue.
This friend showed me a piece of memorabilia relating to the show,
and I immediately thought...I have to replicate this in paper.
So I did. Well I tried hahaha. It took me a few tries and I
am not sure....but my friend, Megan, loves them. So in a way I
was successful hahaha.
I had to look up information on Pinterest as I didn't
know how or what or anything.
These will only make sense to Browncoats, as
fans of the show are called. ( yaay for pinterest hahaha)
shape. Thee background is copper and the front piece is brass.
So I stained both in the respective colours with distress stain.
With an alphabet set I stamped the lyric on it and attached it to the background
with brads. Then I flattened them with my little Tim Holtz hammer.
I still wasn't totally satisfied as the original is a metal plaque with the
lyric punched or stamped into it. So it is more dimensional.
So I had to think of something dimensional.......EMBOSSING PASTE!
as that is chunkier than plain card stock. I painted the back with the copper paint
and then after it dried, I covered it with embossing ink and heat embossed it with copper UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel). It took a few layers as it kept bubbling up.
The smaller piece I covered with a thick layer of gold embossing paste. I let it dry for a short while and then stamped the lyric into it while still soft. This created the effect I was looking for. The ink however did not show that well, so after it was all hard I traced the letters with a black fine marker. I punched a hole in it with my Big Bite and put a black eyelet in it and voila!!
They are on their way to you Megan!!!!
thank you for dropping by and until next time....take care.