Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Moo Mania - #73 metal

Hello! Nice to see you back again. If you are new to my blog then 'Welcome!' 

Today sees a new theme on the Moo Mania and More blog, the theme is Metal. Now I know a lot of ways to make paper look like metal and it would have been very easy to do just that but this piece is actually made from metal. OK, so it is a thin piece of metal but the point is it IS metal.

I made it using some self adhesive aluminium tape which I have had for years. I don't know what it was originally used for as I picked it up at a scrap store. Do any of you have such a place? It is where manufacturing companies donate their usable waste. Sadly I don't live near it anymore but before I moved I made one last visit to stock up! 

Anyway, this sticky aluminium tape was embossed using a steam-punk designed embossing folder. I rubbed some black distress ink over it and buffed it off to give more definition to the cogs. I then added some flat back gems in the centres of some of the cogs.

I wonder how cooking foil would work? Maybe some of the very thick stuff or several thicknesses of a cheaper aluminium foil would work. I will experiment later and let you know.

Hope you have been inspired to join in with the challenge this month? Remember, the blog group is called Moo Mania and More so you can make anything you like. I just stick to making Moos as it is what I enjoy the most.

I will be dropping in on some of your blogs this month as I seem to have a little more spare time on my hands now. I look forward to seeing your challenge entries during the next 2 weeks.

Happy Days! Kim :-)


  1. I have followed your blog for some time and love it. Only just opened a Google account so I would like to say a belated WELCOME TO WALES.

    1. Thank you! I love it here! Hope you get on OK with your Google account. :-)

  2. A wonderwul Moo, Kim. Great idea to put a little bling on the metal

  3. Love your metallic moo! Thanks for visiting my blog, Valerie