I just can't get enough of Ten Seconds Studio metal, embossing plates and tools. This past weekend, I finally managed to eek out a bit of time to create a frame covered in a sheet of metal. The biggest decision was which color of metal to use. I chose the brown because it blends in with most surroundings and since I didn't have a picture in mind, I played it safe.
A few tips:
- Use a temporary spray adhesive on the back of the sheet metal before you place it on the embossing plate. This keeps it from slipping during the embossing process.
- Trace out the frame and the picture opening before you begin.
- Place the metal colored side up on the embossing plate.
- Sand while the metal is still in place on the embossing plate.
- Paint the wooden craft frame first and let dry.
- Use the orange double sided sticky tape to adhere the metal to the frame.
- Don't cut the metal to the exact size of the top. Leave about 1/8" extra to bend to the sides of the frame for a neater finish.
- Leave enough metal in the picture opening to fold the metal back creating a nicely finished edge next to the picture.