My LO is about The Via Ferrata in France that my husband tackled last summer. I have to say-this isn't for the feint hearted! These are trails up over mountains-routes that are a system of iron cables and ladders to climb, hence the name Via Ferrata, meaning Iron Road. These trails are very high. It's an awfully long way down! The climbers are roped up with a system of carabinas. The idea is to clip yourself to the Via Ferrata, move along, clip yourself further along with a second carabina,, undo the first carabina, and so on. Theoretically it is quite safe-as long as you clip your new carabina in before releasing the previous one! Needless to say, being afraid of heights, it is not my cup of tea at all!!
Anyway, I decided that in keeping with the theme of iron road, that I would give my chipboard letters a metallic effect. First I ran the letters through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot embossing folder. This was to give a rivet effect. Then I painted the letters with silver acrylic paint. When that was dry, I added a touch of copper paint, for a slightly rusty look. Finally I ran a stazon black ink pad over for a bit more of a distressed look. It was very easy, and I think acheived the look I was after.
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