We have been busy busy busy playing with our newest toy: the Sizzix BIGkick Machine by Vintaj.
A multi-purpose machine, The BIGkick Machine cuts, embosses and etches many different designs onto metal blanks, while customizing almost endless combinations of creations. We have been experimenting with different embossing patterns, and we’ve been cranking out projects like crazy! Check out the fun creations pictured below.
The Vintaj nickel-free brass circle centerpiece of the necklace (left) was embossed using the Vintaj “Distressed Textures” embossing die from Sizzix, then embellished with Vintaj Patina in Moss Green. We love this vibrant, lush green hue! The circles used in the earrings (right) were also embossed using the “Distressed Textures” embossing die. We then added a couple of amethyst teardrops, resulting in this great pair of earrings!
See the BIGkick in action next Thursday, June 21st! We will be hosting a demo of the BIGkick Thursday evening during the Piedmont Art Walk from 6pm to 9pm. Come in to the shop any time after 6pm & we will demonstrate the steps for you to create textured pendants and charms. We’ll also gladly demonstrate how to apply Vintaj Patinas, opaque inks specially formulated to adhere to metal. Hooray for instant gratification!