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Video Using Craft Attitude on Metal

Craft Attitude solved a big problem for me.  My problem of getting rich color on metal that won’t smear.  I don’t have a lot of metal paints and that doesn’t matter any more!

Keep reading because this is a blog hop so there’s lots of inspiration and a giveaway too!

Video Using Craft Attitude on Metal

I printed out one of my free downloadable Sparks of Art-spiration on an inkjet printer onto the Craft Attitude. Then ran the metal through a Xyron to apply some adhesive and it stuck perfectly to the sheet of metal.


The Craft Attitude went perfectly.  The directions in the package were clear and easy to follow.  And yes, I did read them.  Well…most of them.

Not everything else went perfectly.  In fact there was a giant Oops.  About half way through the video you’ll see what happened and how I fixed it.  Enjoy the laugh…I know I did when I realized what was wrong.

Watch Using Craft Attitude with Metal on YouTube.

Video Using Craft Attitude on Metal Using Craft Attitude with Metal

This card used the stencil, Tall Birds by Terri Stegmiller.

Want to win a package of Craft Attitude and a $25 StencilGirl gift certificate?   All you need to do is leave a comment to be entered.  Want more chances? Stop by the other fun blogs in this hop for inspiration and leave a comment there too!  But just one comment per blog please.  Giveaway closes Monday, January 26th, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST.

Leave a comment then go check out the other blogs!

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  • Boo January 22, 2015, 4:06 am

    Craft attitude sounds amazing. I Love that you were not happy with your project because it had no oops. Thank you for the give away

  • Mary W January 22, 2015, 8:36 am

    WOW I really love it After you reworked it. Those colors say Carolyn but they also so Happy, Exciting, Fun, Creative, Playful. Love it when colors talk to me.

  • jean marmo January 22, 2015, 8:46 am

    LOVE these birds!! Craft attitude sounds like something I need to try!

  • Mary Beth Shaw January 22, 2015, 9:21 am

    I actually gasped (in a good way) when you pulled the backing paper off the metal. Totally gorgeous. Clever use of the CA.

  • Karen P January 22, 2015, 9:25 am

    This is gorgeous Carolyn! I’ve never heard of this product before so will keep an eye open for it. I love what you have created with the metal and the background that the birds are on is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us Karen x

  • Caroline Duncan January 22, 2015, 9:38 am

    lol… maybe the oops was not having an oops… 😀 I agree with you… the card was pretty but it’s so much more with the added pastels. Gorgeous!

  • janet January 22, 2015, 9:42 am

    Always enjoy your videos Carolyn!

  • Peg R January 22, 2015, 9:49 am

    loving loving loving. Your little metal birds are the bomb.

  • Christine Mackvideo. January 22, 2015, 9:56 am

    I really liked this video. Like you I wasn’t in love with the original card, but after the OOPS it was much better. Thanks for another great

  • Kara Beth January 22, 2015, 10:01 am

    Adore the colors, and texture. Great giveaway! 🙂

  • Kathy Gledsdale January 22, 2015, 10:40 am

    Love this card, so colourful and alive, never dull and boring with you! x

  • Kirsten January 22, 2015, 10:57 am

    This is gorgeous Carolyn! Love the colors and your birds….very creative!

  • Suztats January 22, 2015, 10:59 am

    That is funny, Carolyn– making an oops happen, but it made the card more vibrant and interesting! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Gwen L. January 22, 2015, 11:01 am

    I love this! Your birds came out so cute (the whole thing is beautiful!) and what a great idea to use the Craft Attitude on metal! I’m going to have to try that for sure.

  • Shari Czerwinski January 22, 2015, 11:06 am

    This is fantastic! I have got to check out this. I had never heard of this product until today. hmmmm guess I have another product to add my wish list!

  • Monica January 22, 2015, 11:22 am

    Hi Carolyn. Just wanted to tell you I love your creativity. So refreshing !! And oh my I adore these birds. I do have that stencil ( I think ). But would still love of you picked me as the winner of this fab prize.
    Thank you for a very entertaining video.
    Hugs from Monica…… Spain

  • Mary Ann Gross January 22, 2015, 11:28 am

    Love how you make this look so simple. The colors are so bright and make me think of spring.

  • Janet January 22, 2015, 11:34 am

    What a great video! I really appreciate your approach to art and the way you embrace your ‘oops’. I’m a recovering perfectionist and you are inspiration for me to colour outside the lines. lol The Craft Attitude product looks amazing!


  • ros January 22, 2015, 11:38 am

    love the video and the colours are so vibrant

  • Tasha F January 22, 2015, 11:44 am

    I love how the card ended up! It took me a minute to get what you were doing with the metal, ingenious!

  • Sandra Strait January 22, 2015, 11:56 am

    Craft Attitude looks like a fabulous product and I love what you did with it!

  • Barbara L January 22, 2015, 12:20 pm

    Love those oops moments. And to deliberately make one is so freeing. Also did not know about the possibility of reusing something after Undo. Thanks. Craft Attitude is a most interesting product, especially since it can be used with an inkjet printer.

  • Jen Stevens January 22, 2015, 12:20 pm

    Yay!!! I just love all your stuff…and now a giveaway too?? Awesome!! I love playing and love craft attitude, what a great idea! I haven’t been able to get those bright vibrant colors like you have…I might need to look at a different paint! Watercolors are so fun..don’t have much acrylic, but you’re slowly changing my mind!

  • Ruth L January 22, 2015, 12:26 pm

    This spread is fantastic, I love those birdies Carolyn!

  • TheresaMP January 22, 2015, 12:55 pm

    I like how you worked with the metal. Would be interesting to try. thanks as always for sharing.

  • Claire January 22, 2015, 1:17 pm

    Loved this idea! So much neater than inks!

  • Michelle V. Alkerton January 22, 2015, 1:34 pm

    Hi Carolyn
    I’d love to win and have a chance to play with this. Thanks for sharing the fun and the OOPS!
    Stay inspired!

  • Linda K January 22, 2015, 1:35 pm

    what an absolutely delightful project Carolyn-everything about this just sings of Spring! And now seeing another way to use the Craft Attitude-well I sure hope to win some but either way I must get some to play with too.

  • Debbie Norling January 22, 2015, 1:38 pm

    never heard of Craft Attitude until today in your post. Would love to give it a try.

  • Yvonne January 22, 2015, 1:50 pm

    Your creative venues just hit an all-time high in my book, with this project Carolyn! Introducing me to those metal bits of Walnut Hollow and the Craft Attitude media offers a remarkable opportunity of gobs of creative fun! While watching the video, I was Google’ing everything including double-sided adhesive sheets (no Xyron machine here) to Undo Remover — and then discovered your links below – duh! lol Thanks for something really fun and different!

  • Jo Murray January 22, 2015, 2:13 pm

    That’s such fun! I LOVE those birds and will have to source the metal and give it a go.

  • Denise Huntington January 22, 2015, 2:47 pm

    Wonderful! Would never have thought to use this on metal! Another great, colorful project.

  • Janice Tortoriello January 22, 2015, 2:49 pm

    Very Cute….I love your attitude about art…also your sense of humor is priceless! Thanks for sharing all of your oops 🙂

    • Janis in ID January 22, 2015, 3:04 pm

      I LOVE your project!!!! Those birds just make me smile and the vibrant colors make my heart sing.
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • Dotti C January 22, 2015, 3:18 pm

    Love the birds…with “Spark” and “Attitude!” (Grin)

  • Josie Brugada January 22, 2015, 3:50 pm

    Carolyn, I love this card! I am partial to birdies. I just spent all week looking at all your posts starting at the beginning. At least I think it was the beginning. Seeing the birth of the OOPS and when you discovered Gelli plates was very fun.I just made a gelli plate and am having a blast. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights. I’ve learned so much.

  • Anne O'Connor January 22, 2015, 4:08 pm

    Love how you had to purposely create an oops! Your videos are always fun and instructive – thanks for sharing.

  • crafty girl January 22, 2015, 4:40 pm

    thanks for sharing the technique and providing inspiration.

  • Dapoppins January 22, 2015, 5:22 pm

    You are always using some product that I end up needing to add to my to-buy list! I love your colorful world – but today it was those metal sheets that stood out for me. Where did you say you got those?

    • Carolyn Dube January 22, 2015, 7:38 pm

      They are from Walnut Hollow – really nice to work with!

  • Maria McGuire January 22, 2015, 5:26 pm

    Excellent video!!!!! LOVE the metal and Craft Attitude together! I actually like the card both ways but totally understand what you mean 🙂

  • Carole January 22, 2015, 7:01 pm

    Lovely watching you work, Carolyn … am definitely adopting the ‘oops – see where it takes me’ philosophy!

  • Melinda January 22, 2015, 7:23 pm

    Didn’t think I’d be interested in this technique, but wow, I’m eager to give it a try now. Thanks!

  • Vicki Miller January 22, 2015, 7:26 pm

    What a great idea for metal

  • Lori Bradford January 22, 2015, 8:22 pm

    You have the best Stuff! I hope you keep sharing your ideas, talent and now I get the chance to have some of your amazing craft supplies, Craft Attitude.

  • Denise Spillane January 22, 2015, 8:29 pm

    I am so inspired by this hop. I only wish I could feel it. I am a touchy freely person. Love how you used this, and of course the color spark!

  • Vicki ross January 22, 2015, 8:42 pm

    How cute, Carolyn. Love how you deal with the oops! Is the craft attitude kind of like a transparency?

    • Carolyn Dube January 22, 2015, 8:57 pm

      It is more like a skin than a transparency.

  • marybeth i January 22, 2015, 10:37 pm

    Love the color in the artwork samples

  • Mary C. Nasser January 22, 2015, 10:47 pm

    This is so lovely, Carolyn! Always love seeing what unique projects you come up with! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Nancy Lawrence January 22, 2015, 11:03 pm

    I can see all kind of flowers,birds butterflies….. You get the idea just about anything you can think of. By the way I liked your OOPS better also. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • Amante del Papel January 22, 2015, 11:57 pm

    awesome and so beautiful project!!!

  • Marilynne W. January 23, 2015, 12:21 am

    Great video and a fun process. Thanks for keeping me inspired…and smiling!

  • Raine January 23, 2015, 12:56 am

    Fabulous! I finally understand what that product is. (I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes…) What a great way to get color onto metal. The card really did look better once you added an OOPS!
    You’re looking very glam, Ms. Carolyn!

  • Gail Bassett January 23, 2015, 1:53 am

    I love all the bright colors that you use and the way you combine them. It really inspires me.

  • ella January 23, 2015, 2:18 am

    Very cool! I’d love to win.

  • kathleen codyrachel January 23, 2015, 7:44 am

    I love this! Whether I win or not -craft attitude will be joining my art arsenal !

  • Jessica Sporns January 23, 2015, 7:58 am

    lol I also printed several times on the non-glossy side, and couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t all working. Beautiful card, before and especially after the “oops.”

  • JBarnes January 23, 2015, 1:32 pm

    I love the birds. I never would have thought to use the stencil as a guide to cut something from metal. Beautiful card.

  • Cecilia January 23, 2015, 2:12 pm

    Your color choices are so beautiful, Carolyn!

  • Frances quigley January 23, 2015, 2:37 pm

    I think using stencils is very helpful especially for someone who can’t draw much.

  • Sharon Lynn Williams January 23, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Love these hops and the chance to win these great projects! Love the oops also.

  • Gill January 23, 2015, 3:20 pm

    Great colours – I love your project!

  • Maureenb January 23, 2015, 4:22 pm

    What fun! Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas!

  • Rhoda Forbes January 23, 2015, 6:12 pm

    Love your finished project, such fun!

  • Dawn January 23, 2015, 7:09 pm

    What a great product, thanks for sharing with us, Carolyn. I just love your videos, so creative and inspiring and I’ve always loved StencilGirl products!!! My fingers are crossed for the gift certificate:)

  • Kim January 23, 2015, 7:57 pm

    I just discovered your videos and blog last week, Carolyn, and I think I’ve watched them all! You’ve really helped me get past the fear of perfection that had prevented me from diving into art journaling. Thanks!

  • Vicki Romaine January 24, 2015, 12:56 am

    i love your little birds. This is something I must try soon.

  • Georgia Taylor January 24, 2015, 9:14 am

    Wow. I am going to practice this new technique. Excited

  • Mary Warren January 24, 2015, 10:35 am

    Carolyn…there’s nothing more fun and inspirong than to watch one of your journeys. Thanks for sharing the ups and downs and ins and outs…..
    maryot (at) execpc (dotcom)

  • kim January 24, 2015, 11:18 am

    Love the birds, so colorful and fun! All your art is so inspiring and fun, thanks so much!~kim
    blueroseblogger (at) gmail (dotcom)

  • helen m January 24, 2015, 12:26 pm

    those birds are just too cute!!

  • Barbara Cobb January 24, 2015, 1:30 pm

    I love the colorful art work, and will enjoy trying metal as a new surface.

  • Becky Steffens January 24, 2015, 8:27 pm

    Carolyn: Thanks for the great and COLORFUL video!! As always, love watching your process!! I am going to have to get some Craft Attitude!! Oh all the amazing possibilities!! 🙂

  • Nona January 24, 2015, 10:15 pm

    I love your little birds. The stencil trick was neat. At first I thought you must have used a die to make them.

    I liked the first card, but the second one has more personality somehow.

  • Susie L January 24, 2015, 10:15 pm

    I totally understand about the “Oops” and it’s really nice that you were undeterred by tearing the card apart and redoing it.
    Meanwhile, that Undo stuff sounds really neat!

  • Ginny Stiles January 25, 2015, 7:12 am

    I almost NEVER win anything because 1000 people sign up for these give aways. But ONCE I won a beautiful stamp and when I looked it up on her blog it was like a $20 stamp! OH wow. And I use it all the time. So now I am suckered into all my blog friends giveaways. But I do love your art Carolyn and love to play around with gelli plates and watch many of your videos. Thanks for being so generous to share with us all.

  • Jackie P Neal January 25, 2015, 8:53 am

    This piece came out wonderful Carolyn!! Love the happiness of it! “)

  • Kim January 25, 2015, 11:33 am

    I’m really enjoying your videos. I have been doing a colorful journey marathon? I’ll have to try the craft attitude on copper for jewelry.

  • Joni January 25, 2015, 12:13 pm

    This is great! A way to add color to metal embossing!

  • Shelly Jackson January 26, 2015, 1:00 am

    I always like your “oops” moments. It shows that art does not need to be perfect, it is just what it is!

  • Carolyn Morgan January 26, 2015, 2:05 am

    I love you improvisational style. Totally love the redo!

  • Atticelf January 26, 2015, 10:53 am

    I am so enamoured of your birds. Love this!

  • Cheryl January 26, 2015, 10:58 pm

    Great colors! And I really love the stencil.

    redrider55 (at) gmail (dot com)

  • Cheryl Gebhart January 26, 2015, 11:07 pm

    The Craft Attitude looks really cool!

  • Marjie Kemper January 27, 2015, 4:14 pm

    Fabulous! Love your long-legged birds and the thick lettering.

  • Sharon B. February 1, 2015, 11:25 am

    I always learn something from your videos, but more importantly, you always make me smile. My list of things to try keeps growing.

  • Karin February 1, 2015, 8:55 pm

    Love those birds. I think even I could manage to use craft attitude. sure do like the look the metal gives.

  • Glenda Lynne June 16, 2017, 6:09 pm

    After watching this video, I went walnut Hollow website, but they apparently do not have the creative metal products now. That was disappointing.