My son’s room is done all in tractors and there isn’t much baby room decor available for that theme. I wanted to make something unique for his wall and I haven’t embossed metal lately. To hide the edges of the metal I made a custom “mat” with antique tractor logos.
- Recollections 110lb cardstock
- KNK Zing
- Embossing tool
- Standard Red blade
- Con-tact shelf liner
- Blue tape/Drafting tape
- Force: 140
- Offset: none
- Passes: 2
- Speed: 9/10
- Force: 115
- Offset: .25
- Passes: 1
- Speed: 10/10
- I created the file for the “mat” by googling the images and pixel tracing them.
- I cut out the “mat.”
- For the embossing I found an outline of my object, which happens to be a tractor (surprise).
- On my cutting mat I taped down some Con-tact shelf liner, that helps give the mat some cushion and enhances the embossing.
- Since the shelf liner isn’t sticky you need to tape down the metal securely.
- Ensure your pinch wheels are not positioned over the portion of the metal you are embossing. It will leave tracks.
- Set offset to 0 and emboss.
- Carefully remove the metal from the mat and trim to size using tin snips or stout scissors. For easy cutting I placed a box around my picture to help align the finished product.
- Mount the embossing and frame.