October 01, 2007

wonderful Dresden trim AKA German Scrap

There are a few things I love and one of those things is German Scrap, I really like that I can change it's appearance so very easily too...very very easily!
I have tried a few things on the gold coloured pieces earlier in the year (these ones shown are available from Scraptivate in Western Australia), I tried vinegar....don't ask why because I do these things when I'm having a "moment" lol....anyway the vinegar stripped the colour right out and left it smelling like fish and chips, so I moved onto "Silvo" silverware polish, it stripped the colour out too and left the piece quite fragile.
Soooo I went back to my trusty fave. and as always it leaves the pieces fabtacular and devine.
Rub n' Buff is the way to go, it strips out the gold and leaves a nice trace colour behind, every colour is different, so it really pays to play...Spanish Copper is the one I use the most, followed closely by black and turquoise. We stock some colours at FTN, you can also purchase from places like Bunnings and Spotlight.

Now go play!...and get your hands dirty!


Kate North said...

ooh, I never thought about messing around with the colours on German scrap... will have to play. Hmm, maybe I can incorporate a rust theme and kill two birds with one inchie :) - so to speak!

Mandy Chilvers said...

ooohh linda love those german scrap pieces... where are those from?

i did go and buy some rub and buff on your rec but not used it yet!

Anonymous said...

Wow wow wow !! lucky you're here LInda to experiment for us !!
loved your class last time !!! must check out for new ones coming at Fred-the-Needle !!

A Note From The Queen said...

OMG I WANT THIS SCRAP!!!! I have never seen it so large like that!!! How fabulous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda, you've done amazing things with that german scrap - isn't it just divine!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

I love those .. I want those and I want the rub n buff in ALL the colours too... now I need to find out where i can order it all and have it posted to me .. lovely stuff linda xx