The weather was lovely this weekend – beautiful blue skies and a warm Spring sun. But I always make time for craft, even if the sun is drawing me outside. This week I tried metal embossing.
I love copper – it reminds me of sunsets. And of the fireplace we had in my childhood home.
Metal embossing is just like drawing, and very easy to do. You just need a sheet of copper, an embossing tool, and a pencil. The bowl was a Christmas present, isn’t it lovely?
I lightly drew the design on the copper (flowers of course, possibly the only thing I can draw!) and then went over the lines with the tool, pressing hard. And that is all there is to it. I managed to do a little shading with the tool (teeny tiny lines) and some dots to add texture.
You can cut the copper with scissors if you want to use smaller pieces – maybe as pendants or earrings? I like the look of my final piece framed.