I forgot I had a brand new roll of copper ArtEmboss until I dug through a messy drawer. ArtEmboss is a nice accent for earrings, especially like it paired with these copper hoop earring findings. I thought they would be perfect to do an experiment: hand emboss vs. machine emboss.
A few years ago I was lucky enough to get an idea of mine published in Stampington Publishing’s Green Craft Magazine. The pay scale was 30% more if I accepted a gift card to shop at Stampington’s Online store. So I opted for the gift card and had so much fun shopping. That is how I got the “Artisan x-plorer” and I really haven’t utelized it as much as I should.
I stacked the metal embossing plate sandwich and ran my ArtEmboss copper foil through it excited to see how the pattern looked. When it was done, I flipped the piece of ArtEmboss foil to the backside and traced the outline of the earring finding on the back and cut it out.
Part two of the experiment, I traced the outline of the earring finding on a plain piece of ArtEmboss and used the wood stylus to hand emboss, then I cut the pieces out following the tracing lines.
I used stain on the machine embossed set and left the hand embossed natural. It was a fun experiment plus it was nice to finally get some use out of my embossing machine!