Sunday, February 20, 2011


NOT LONG AGO,   LINDA FROM A RANDOM CREATIVETY BLOG (Linda whom won my OWOH giveaway)-showed a tutorial about embossing a thin sheet of cobber foil.

I knew I ´had the foil--meant to use when soldering--
but how to emboss???  I had to try my Big Shot- and did... and look at this-
I forgot to take a picture before altering it with  black (for soldered items), so this is how it looks after doing that.---------
and this foil, I tryed to put in my woodburning stove- you see how it is effected ,too,but in a different way-altered. I like both , and think, they will look great used in collages of both fabric and paper.

Just a little  experiment ,that I think came very well out.
I hope you all are enjoying your sunday,
and wishes you a good and cosy evening.

Much love and hugs, Dorthe


Lululiz said...

Thats a really good look, I love the effect. Now I am looking forward to seeing what you are going to make with these lovely pieces of embossed copper foil.

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweet
Yes, I am home and it is raining and gloomy so I am trying to keep the sunshine in my heart :)
I forgot my camera charger, and then found it just when we were leaving so I didn't blog when I was in AZ.
Thanks for missing me!
That foil turned out really awesome, I might have to try that.
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, I am baking a cake for my daughter... gotta scoot

Jensters said...

You done great Dorthe....i shall have to check the link out.

Suztats said...

I love the effect of the wood stove on your embossed foil! Aren't experiments wonderful when the result is a welcome surprise?

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Dorthe - hope your blog is all safe again as mine is...thank goodness!
I just love that copper foil work - it looks fantastic! Oh to own one of those Big Shot thingys. What else can it do besides embossing??? I love that effect.
I have made my Hydrangeas much bigger on my blog and they look so much nicer now! Do you have a flower garden
where you live?
Hugs, Suzy

My Vintage Studio said...

Using new mediums are fun!

Wishing you a wonderful week!
Hugs, Sharon

Marlynn said...

Your embossing turned out so wonderful and I love it after you burned it. Can't wait to see the creation waiting to come out! Love your art!

Hearts Turned said...

How beautiful, Dorthe! Love the way that looks---I'll have to give it a try!

Hope you're having a lovely weekend, my friend!


Createology said...

Trying new techniques and having success is just the best. Love your embossed copper sheet. Happy creating...

Alexandra said...

Das sieht sehr interessant aus meine Liebe Dorthe :)
Ich wünsche dir einen wundervollen Tag
liebe Grüße Alexandra

Anneke said...

this is very beautiful embossed dorthe.
looks great and the colors are wonderful

sharon said...

Oh Dorthe! You know how I so love metal, these are super gorgeous!!! BRAVO!! I hope you are well. I am on my way to work, will write to you later!

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Dorthe,
Love this technique, it turned out so beautiful! I'm happy you posted about this because my husband just bought me a Cuddlebug and some Tim Holtz embossing folders! I'm looking forward to giving this a try!
Happy Monday Dear Dorthe!
Carol Anne

Joanne Huffman said...

I love the colors on the foil. You've made two lovely pieces.

Diane said...

So beautiful!! This is one of my favorite things to do--it adds so much to the piece!

Anonymous said...

Dorthe, it's totally cool!!! Marie from Lost Bird Studio did some embossing on metal recently too. I almost bought some in the craft store last week but didn't like the price tag! LOL!. Next time I have a coupon. Can you cut it with regular scissors?

I have been doing shipping this morning and started a painting that is 'way far out from my usual art! I have been listening to flamenco music and the artwork is looking very Spanish! :-)

I hope you're having a nice day.

Hugs, dear friend,

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love the look of embossing done on copper. It is so rich and warm looking! This is beautiful Dorthe.

I can't wait to see what you will do with this piece when you incorporate it in one of your lovely creations!!

Warm Hugs,


Rhonda said...

I love it when you try new things, Dorthe, your projects are simple beautiful.

Wonderful job and workmanship.

xoxoxo Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Hi Dorthe, I have been away, but not aware of this issue with the photos, thanks for letting me know.
Your embossed metals came out beautifully, just one more grand thing to add to your mixed media toolbox. xox Corrine

Deborah said...

Great results! The copper foil work is lovely. said...

How pretty! I can't wait to see how you use it.

Suz said...

That is wonderful, Dorthe. What a great juxtaposition of hard and delicate. I am just entering thr world of "machines." I now have a Cricut Expression and a Spellbinder. I would love one that does texturing and a binder...but probably won't get them now! Have to stop spending money!!!
Hugs to you!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
your embossed copper foil looks wonderful!It is so much fun, isn't it? Can't wait what you will do with it.Have a wonderful day.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a gorgeous effect and so lovely...I cannot wait to see what you create with this - it will be fabulous!

Shari Replogle said...

Beautiful embossing , and I love the aged patina effects that you gave to them. Thanks for visiting me Dorthe.
Have a wonderful week :)

Jillayne said...

Dorthe, this is just beautiful! What a great experiment to try - I haven't done anything with metal at all and someday I would like to try this - it looks fabulous!