Happy Friday, friends! We’re in the homestretch of the Christmas holiday now, and I’m STILL making little gifts. Today I came up with this idea to make some metal-work ornaments. Wanna see?
For this bird version, I then embossed the shape using a Cuttlebug folder. To make it really POP,Â I colored the de-bossed side with Bic Mark-It markers. (Read my review of them here.) Since they work on non-porous surfaces, they are optimal for metal crafts. And oh, how luminous these colors are:
Next, I decided to free-hand a design on a bird shape & hand-tool it so that it was 3-D. (I used assorted metal tools for this.)
Then I colored it in with my Bic Mark-It Markers and let them dry.
In the meanwhile, I cut an extra birds shape from embossed craft metal and from adhesive backed foamies. I peeled off the backing on the foamies and layered it in between the two layers of embossed metal. (I used The Best Glue Ever to glue the non-adhesive side.)
I placed a ribbon hanger in there, and voila- a hand-tooled ornament suitable for any season!
For this version, again, I free-handed my design. I started in the middle, with the heart, and worked my way out. When I was done tooling, I colored the design with my Bic Mark its and punched some holes. This piece will get mounted on a journal.
These other piece s could beÂ sweet little embellishments for a card or…hmmm. Not sure yet!
If you’d like to try these yourself, I can make it a little easier on you- I have a set of Bic Mark-its to give away, courtesy of Bic. You have not ONE, but TWO chances to enter this giveaway. The first is to leave a comment on this post sharing what you like to make with markers. The second is to head on over to the Bic Mark it Facebook page and “like” it- then come back over here to tell us that your a fan!
The fine print: Contest is open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, Dec (( around 12PM EST. Winner to be verified by Bic and prize will be shipped directly from them. Thanks, Bic!
This giveaway is closed- thanks for reading!