Put a new spin on the traditional Fleur-de-lis with texture plate. This will be perfect when embossed on pewter and added to a journal cover.
A Modern Take on a Traditional French Symbol
Fleur-de-lis or “lily flower” are sometimes referred to as flower-de-luce are long associated with the French Crown. There are many variations of the fleur-de-lis and it is widely used all over the world.
Add a little of France to designs. This plate will help whether using pewter, copper, another metal, or polymer clay.
Place metal of choice onto the fleur-de-lis-variation texture plate and secure. Press the metal into the cavities of the plate, using fingers or a paper stump to impress the plate design into the metal. Run fingers or paper stump over the design to ensure details transfer to the metal. Refine the design by outlining, using a stylus. For the most part, while refining, stay as close to the design as possible.
Once satisfied with the look of the fleur-de-lis, remove from the plate. Back cavities can be filled to prevent the design from denting if touched.
Us as a border design for a pewter project, or as a stand-alone design project.
When using the plate with polymer clay, as a rule, it will be better to apply a light dusting of corn starch to the plate with a soft brush to prevent the clay from getting stuck to the plate. Either press the plate down into the conditioned polymer clay or press the clay onto the plate. Remove the polymer clay carefully and bake as per instructions on the package.