- Using a foam brush, paint the entire surface with black acrylic paint; dry completely.
- Using a foam brush, paint the entire surface with gold acrylic paint; dry completely.
- Apply several dots of alcohol inks in blues and greens to your blending tool (with felt pad), adding just a touch of alcohol ink mixative in copper.
- Pounce repeatedly over the entire surface of the faux metal piece.
- At this point, not being totally satisfied with the result, I added quite a bit more of the copper mixative to my felt pad and more seriously rubbed my blending tool over the piece.
The result was that this rubbing actually rubbed off a bit of the gold paint, then a bit of the black paint, and I was then able to see a bit of the silver from the aluminum foil! Now that I was happy with the result, I adhered the faux metal to my card base with double-sided tape. For my stamp, I used Twinkie, one of my favorite Stampotique stamps, which you can purchase here. In keeping with the metal theme, I stamped him on shiny gold paper, then cut him out with a margin and adhered him to the faux metal with pop dots. For my sentiment, I chose gold letters to spell out the word "CONGRATS!" and adhered that to a strip of black cardstock and then that directly onto my finished card. Here's the result: