Cuttlebug Embossed Roof Flashing Art
For those who don’t know, roof flashing is easily embossed in a Cuttlebug, AND at about 60 cents a foot for a 10″ width, it’s super cheap–especially when compared to tin you can purchase at the craft store. Having about 4 feet of spare flashing on hand and a need for some new art for my master bathroom, I decided it was time to get to work. I got the idea for making a the art without a traditional frame or glass based upon a little piece of art that belongs to my mother-in-law.
These are the supplies I used for this project:
- 4″ x “6 piece of flashing
- double matt board with 3″ x 5″ opening
- chipboard–just smaller then the outside measurement of my matting
- glue gun & glue
- scissors & X-Acto
- Cuttlebug and A2 embossing folder (I used the Stylized Flowers folder)
Next, using the X-Acto, I cut out a piece of chip board just slightly smaller than the outside measurement of my matting. This is a picture of the matting laying on the matting:
Using my hot glue gun, I glued the embossed tin to the center of the chipboard. Careful here as the tin gets pretty hot! Then I glued the first matt onto the chipboard, sandwiching the embossed tin, and followed up by gluing the second matt into place. As I chose to lean my art on a shelf, a hanger in the back wasn’t necessary, but it could easily be added.