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'Print' on Metal? Now You can!

You can't print on crafting metal, but you could add an image with Craft Attitude film, and then emboss it. Imagine the possibilities! This same technique could be used for cards, artwork, gift trinket boxes, jewelry, bottles and lots more.

Anne Grbic created this look by printing the image onto Craft Attitude with her inkjet printer, adhered the print to gold crafting metal, and then embossed the entire piece.

She created the piece below with the same technique, applying the print onto a piece of copper with the top embossed in a maple leaf pattern.

"It’s much prettier live because the sheen shows through more than in the photo," she says. "I printed my image on Craft Attitude, adhered ink side down to the embossing metal, then, using an embossing folder and machine, embossed the entire piece. Because the Craft Attitude film has a matte finish, I applied the Liquitex Gloss Varnish over the print and over the edges for a gloss finish to match the metal."

Materials used: 

Craft Attitude Printable Film

Aerosol Spray Adhesive

Copper or Gold Metal Embossing Sheets

Embossing Folders

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Liquitex Gloss Varnish and Sealer

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