Saturday, May 14, 2011

Faux Metal

I am so excitied about the newest layout techinique I the local scrap store Treasured Memories in Lafayette, Louisiana. It is a technique called "Faux Metal". You use foil tape, chipboard, metal distressing tools, and your imagination. I will upload a video in the near future demonstrating the process to create your very own metal page.

The key to this technique is building your chipboard images. Lot's and lot's of layers.

I made the following pages for my dad's album. These are pictures of us at the restaurant while watching the Saints game on Super Bowl Sunday and the other photo is the next day waiting for the team to land at the airport.

Believe you me, the camera does not do this technique justice.

The "Who Dat" layout was created in class.  I love all the layering of the chipboard.

"Saint's Nation" was done after the class.  I forgot my little chain at the top, but that's ok.  I still love this technique.


  1. Tsrel, awesome job!! Girl, I love this LO!!! Cannot wait for the video.

  2. I've been dying to try this technique and You've out done yourself.. Its absolutely brilliant !!

  3. this is fantastic...i saw a layout like this on facebook...same instructor...and fell in luv with i tried to dup it on my own...mine came out good but nothing like creative...can't wait til you share the technique...i will be watching...and problably trying some more stuff on my own in the mean time...already bought the aluminum tape...been in my stash for weeks

  4. Tsrel, can I just come over for a weekend and have you show me a few things? Every project you do blows me away!! Your LO's look like you stamped them in steel. They are gorgeous!! The pics are priceless too!

  5. Love all the detail on these!