Wednesday, 25 September 2013

ATC's using the 'Metal Tape Technique

At our last ATC class we made our ATC's using the 'Metal Tape Technique'. For our Metal Tape Technique we started by covering our mount boards with aluminium foil,that had been backed with wide double sided tape. Our ATC's were then popped into various embossing folders and run through a Big Shot Machine, painted with black acrylic paint, which was then left to dry for a few minutes then rubbed off in places with a baby wipe and finally colourised using alcohol inks.  Here are some photos of the results, they all worked out so well.

Suzie's Metal Tape Technique ATC's

Marie-Pascaline's Metal Tape Technique

Sue G's  Metal Tape Technique ATC's
My Metal Tape Technique ATC's
There are some very good tutorials on You Tube and websites with details of how to do this fun technique here is one You Tube video that I've watched, enjoyed and recommend watching too:-
There's a  great photo tutorial over on

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  1. love your ATC's Su, love that technique :)

  2. I Love how you used this technique! You have made some amazing ATCs. The buttons look sooooo cool on there as well as all the other embossed shapes. Great texture!

  3. Fabulous ATCS Su, it is such a striking technique and think it is fast becoming one of my favourites :)
    Lynn xx

  4. Brilliant ATC's Su, with such good textures.
    Sheel xx

  5. Thank you all for you lovely comments - we had a lovely time ceating these ATC's and are looking forward to making more ATC's soon.

  6. Fabulous Su - what stunning creations and those textures really do make them special

  7. Hi Su!!
    I LOVE your metal tape technique!! I can't wait to try this out. The look achieved is absolutely stunning. You are always coming up with the best ideas and finding new ways to do things.
    Sending love to all!!