Friday, 23 September 2016

Hammered Silver Platter

Hi, Something very different today, Made from cardboard that might otherwise have been thrown away. I also used some Silk Clay from Creative Company, along with the Wonder Crystals and Wonder Tape that Justin & Gordon from Be Creative bring to Hochanda.

Years ago I found a battered silver plated try, which had been hammered, so I wanted to make something similar to that with the Wonder Embossing Crystals and add an emblem in the centre. I started by cutting out a 12' circle from an old cardboard box.

I then cut another identical and this time cut a smaller circle within it. This would form the rim of the tray. I stuck this to the base using Cosmic Shimmer Glue from Creative Expressions.

So there wasn't a step between, I used silk clay to form a slope between the rim and the base.

I covered the whole project using Wonder Tape, then covered it with 'Lodolite Quartz' and 'Picture Jasper' Wonder Embossing Crystals. I made it thicker in some areas to give it an uneven surface. Where it is thinner, the surface is pitted giving it the hammered look.

For the centre emblem, I covered a piece of card with a Wonder Sheet and drew a 6' circle. I then added my design inside the circle and cut out all of the sections.

I then peeled off the backing sheet from each section, using the Wonder Crystals I embossed each piece. The colours I used are:

To finish, I secured the design onto the base of the tray using Cosmic Shimmer Glue.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. I hope you liked the finished project along with the step by step that I have shared. Hope to see you again very soon. Take care and Happy Crafting.xx


  1. Talk about totally different and unexpected. This is just amazing and shows what you can make out of a piece of cardboard! It looks so realistic and is wonderful,I'm running out of words to describe it. Where do your ideas come from? Hope Justin and Gordon appreciate you and your cwork that promotes their products so well.
    Thank you for sharing and take care. Nicola x

  2. That is amazing Nick! Love the pattern and colours, Jane :) X

  3. Wow. This is amazing Nick. Thank you so much for sharing and for the very detailed tutorial.