Wednesday, June 13

Faux Ceiling Tile

I'm in love with the old style metal ceiling tiles that you see in some older homes... And more recently I've even seen them in some cool restaurants... like Claim Jumpers and Hungry Hunters... so when I saw this tutorial on Debbie Henderson's page, just couldn't help but want to share it with everyone!

Step 1:
Prepare a piece of cardstock by rubbing glue from a Glue Stick all over it. Make sure you add glue to every inch. Use cardstock piece measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" in Whisper White:

Step 2:
Cut a piece of aluminum foil larger than your card stock piece. Using a Brayer, roll the aluminum foil over the glued side of your card stock. Press hard as your roll to flatten the foil out as much as possible. Don't worry if there are a few wrinkles as the Big Shot will take care of this:

Step 3:
Trim the excess foil using a paper cutter:

Step 4:
Using a textured impressions folder and your Big Shot Machine, run the foil through to achieve the embossing result.
Step 5:
Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, place your foiled card stock layer in the corner and add a thin piece of scrap paper on top, this will aid you in not tearing your foil. Using your scoring tool, make vertical and horizontal lines the size you want to achieve the tile look. These score lines are 1 1/4" x 1 3/4" but you can decide on the size of your own tiles:

Step 6:
Using some white acrylic craft paint and your Brayer, gently roll the Brayer over the embossing to add white paint to the embossing. Allow to dry for a few minutes. Make sure you rinse your Brayer as soon as possible after using the paint as the paint dries quickly.

Step 7:
Add StazOn Jet Black Ink to some of the embossing by using a Sponge Dauber here and there.

Step 8:
Cut the foil layer into a square or shape that you would like and complete a card front with it!

She used the Labels Collection Framelits on the foil piece and layered over a larger sized shape using the Regal Rose Card stock. The flower was created with the Blossom Petals Punch and she sponged Basic Black on each petal before assembling the card:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Regal Rose
  • Inks: StazOn Jet Black
  • Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories: Large Pearl Jewels
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Glue Stick, Finial Press Textured Impressions Folder (retired), Blossom Petals Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Labels Framelits Collection, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Brayer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Misc: White Craft Paint, Aluminum Foil

I think it's super striking to see the flower petal 
edges sponged in black!!! 

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