Day 2 – Embossed brads
I followed the instructions in this tutorial and absolutely loved the results.
As instructed, I heated my metal brad with my heat gun and dipped it in the powder. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical, but the powder actually stuck to the heated brad. I then melted the powder with the heat gun and voila – a green brad. It looks almost black in the photo, but it’s a deep hunter green.
I tried it with the verdigris, and it worked, but I needed to heat and dip a couple of times because the verdigris is a combination of colors (variegated) and kept turning white. I think I needed to use that powder on a larger surface area.
Of course after the success of those two, I just had to keep heating and dipping. I used a couple of powders that were mixed with glitter. I was surprised that the glitter wasn’t more glittery, but I think it melted into the powder. In the tutorial, she does talk about reheating the brad and dipping the melted powder into glitter. I’ll need to try that next time.
I found a star brad and embossed that silver. I really like how that turned out.
This may seem a bit time consuming, but the effect is stunning and worth the time. Besides I only ever use a few brads on a project at a time.
I’m keeping my eyes closed just in case this is for my card – you know, for my birthday coming up.