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Metal Shears: Half Moon Blank


1

Emboss a large 34mm Circle Altered Blank with our Distressed Textures DecoEmboss Die.

2

Use the Raku Effect Technique, applying patina colors in quarters (using Vintaj Emerald, Lapis, Ruby & Agate Patinas with a Nouveau Silver Metallic Patina and Glaze wash).


3

Use the dark gray side of Metal Reliefing Block to highlight the raised areas of blank. Apply a mixture of Nouveau Silver Metallic Patina and Glaze over colors to create a shimmering effect.

4

Use Vintaj Metal Shears to cut the blank in half, leaving the hole centered at either the top or bottom. You will have 2 equal half pieces. One with a hole at the rounded end and one without.


5

Use a Vintaj Metal File to round corners and smooth sharp edges.

6

Place half moon blank face down in a large opening of a Vintaj Wooden Dapping Block. Place the rounded end of punching tool over blank and strike opposite end with flat end of Ball Pein Hammer to dap.


7

Use a fine tip black Sharpie to mark placement for holes a 1/4″ from center hole on rounded side of blank. Use Vintaj 1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers to make holes.

8

Use the 1.5mm Hole Punch Pliers to make holes at each corner of half moon blank.


9

Repeat step 8 & 9 to complete second blank, also making a center hole. Each blank should have a total of 5 holes.

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