I love old embossed metal. Love the grungy shabby chippy remnants from past eras. Check out these cool items from Annette. Isn't she clever to take these relics and turn them into new pieces? Discarded tin being repurposed....and they even come with hooks so they are ready to hang. Her Etsy site is here: CottageInTheSun.
I have had this ceiling tin hanging in my studio for years as inspiration. I just discovered it holds magnets! HCIT? (Ceramic rose magnets were found online....just can't remember where I got them!) The items below it aren't old....they are probably from Michaels or TJ Maxx. I can't resist affordable metal stuff.
I've been meaning to try embossing metal myself, but have never armed myself with the proper tools. (Lisa is really good at it and steps way out of the box with her tools.) Someday I will take the plunge over at Ten Seconds Studio and drop a wad on some supplies. I did develop a class on making faux ceiling tiles from paper and paint that is in the files somewhere. Here's the photo:
I never taught that class but I use the technique alot...in fact, here is a page from my Stairway to Heaven book (sneak peek):
Love faking out the embossed look with stuff I already have. Sa-wooon!
* the post title is the name of my favorite HIM album. i crack myself up ;)