11 Interesting ways to use metal offcuts in metal embossing

Ways to use metal offcuts in metal embossing projects using scraps from precious pewter projects

How to use pewter, aluminium and copper off-cuts in your metal embossing projects

11 Interesting Ways to use metal offcuts in metal embossing projects

Ideas on how to use metal off-cuts in creating new pieces of art

I will definitely advise you to never ever throw away pewter and metal off-cuts. I have found that you can even use tiniest corners to gift a wooden box a facelift or make an pair of earrings.

11 Ways to use metal offcuts in metal embossing projects

Some of the ways in which you can use little metal pieces, include:

  • Embellishment for candles, tins or glass jars
  • Jewellery
  • Rock art
  • Bookmarks
  • Gift tags
  • Embellishments on greeting cards, and more!

Some ideas from our Love Metal Membership Club Members

Herewith some the entries we’ve received from our Love Metal Members:

This heart is where it all started… In April, during the Covid-19 lockdown, I signed myself up for Matt Tommey’s Quarantined Creatives art challenge.

The first challenge was to create a piece of art entirelt out of something you would have thrown away…

I have been saving metal-off-cuts from other projects for over 15 years, so I had lots of interesting pieces to play around with. These included pewter, aluminium, copper-coated aluminium and coloured metal off-cuts.

In this video, I share the entire process of creating this heart, as I went along

Made by Ninette Kruger from the Metal Embossing Academy

Please watch this space for more creative ways to use your metal off-cuts, we’re only halfway through the month…

In the meantime, PLAY, EXPERIMENT and HAVE FUN by coming up with creative ways to use your stash off metal off-cuts!

Please let us know if you have more creative ideas on how to use metal off-cuts by commenting below.

4 thoughts on “11 Interesting ways to use metal offcuts in metal embossing

  1. Hi, Love the use of offcuts. My question is what glue do you use? Also what do you do about the sharp edges in all projects ?

    1. Hi Gina
      before
      Thanks for your question! I normally use either double-sided tape or contact glue, depending on the project. If I want to stick the pewter/aluminium to metal, glass or wood, I’ll use contact glue, and if I want to adhere it to cardstock or mount it on mounting board, I’ll use double-sided tape. I normally stick my own projects to recycled cardboard before mounting it, so that I can neatly fold over the sharp edges, using a paper stump. Hope that helps!

  2. i’ve been trying to cut out sections of metal (aluminum) in addition to embossing. can you suggest a method or tool to use? i have a small dot punch but cant cut a shape with eg., and craft knife. thanks!

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