Coloring Metal with Smooch Accent Ink

by | July 12th, 2015 | 3

Hello Clearsnap® fans, Lisa Marie here to showing you how Smooch Accent Ink can be used to color metal. You can achieve beautiful results using Smooch® with these easy tips I am sharing with you. In my jewelry making, one of the things I like to do is, color metal.  This allows me to create different looks with the same metal stamping. Think of metal as a canvas, just waiting to come alive with color!

Coloring Metal With Smooch
These brass stampings were colored with Smooch Accent Ink products using different techniques. The goddess stamping was a raw brass and the other two a brass ox finish. The key to coloring a raw metal piece is to first coat it with gesso or white paint. A very important step when coloring metal with the Smooch products is to heat set the color using an embossing gun. Using the heat to set the color also allows you the opportunity to layer colors.

Goddess Pendant: Started off as a raw brass piece, which I first painted with gesso. Soft colors where used to paint her. I then distressed the piece and sealed it with a satin spray clear coat.

Floral Stamping: Was painted with greens, pinks and yellow. This piece was also distressed and finished with a gloss spray clear coat.

Floral Connector: This piece was painted with several different colors, and then distressed to let the brass show through. On this piece I used embossing powder to give it an enameled look.

Here is a list of the Clearsnap® supplies you will need:
Smooch® Accent Ink
Top Boss® Embossing Inkpads
ColorBox® Embossing Powder – Clear
Coloring metal is not just for jewelry making, what about coloring the metal embellishments you have in your card making supplies? What pieces of metal do you have in your stash that you can now color using Smooch®?

Thank you for stopping by. Please visit me at my blog, to see more of my projects.


About Lisa Marie Jimenez

Lisa Marie Jimenez is a professional jewelry designer, with 24 years of experience in the industry. She designed her own line of jewelry which sold to gift/clothing boutiques for 10+ years. Her designs have been published in US and International bead/jewelry magazines, along with several front cover features. Lisa’s designs have also graced the covers of four romance novels. She shares her jewelry designing techniques to others through her personal blog and currently writes a column for an international bead magazine.

3 Responses to Coloring Metal with Smooch Accent Ink

  1. Lynda says:

    I never considered using my Smooch Accent Ink to color metal. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Roberta Birnbaum says:

    Beautiful! You did a great job, Lisa Marie

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