SOURCE: American Art Clay Company

American Art Clay Company

January 06, 2011 09:29 ET

AMACO® Trend Watch: Craft Metal Projects on the Rise

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) - Craft metal continues to grow in popularity for a variety of at home craft projects. AMACO® (American Art Clay Co., Inc.), an Indianapolis-based art supply company, is leading this trend with its ArtEmboss® metal sheets. 

AMACO® offers a complete range of art metal, including the aforementioned ArtEmboss®. Quality materials are the foundation for successful metal craft projects. ArtEmboss® is made of 100% pure pewter, copper, and aluminum sheets and comes in a variety of weights. When deciding on the right weight, the lighter the metal sheet, the finer the detail for metal embossing.

ArtEmboss® can also be used in conjunction with die cutting machines that are popular for paper crafts and scrap booking. The metal sheets can be used in the machines to create die cut shapes and letters to personalize any project. In addition, ArtEmboss® comes in a variety of vibrant colors, such as Bright Red, Violet, Sea Green, Cerulean Blue, Bright Gold, and Mint Green. 

Soft metal sheets can be used for embossing, jewelry, pendants, mixed media art, paper crafts, home décor, and other craft projects. They are also suitable for easy use on projects large and small.

AMACO® ArtEmboss® metal sheets range in weight from light to medium and are soft and pliable. With a simple fine point stylus, sheets are easily embossed and customized. When choosing the right soft metal sheets size does matter. ArtEmboss® metal sheets are available in rolls 9 ¼" x 12" and range in price from $6.39 - 14.79 S.R.

AMACO® also offers a variety of accessory items, including the ArtEmboss® Tool Set, which features three high-quality embossing tools. Two of the tools are constructed with different edges on each end for added flexibility. One tool includes a ballpoint stylus for inscribing and re-detailing of embossed designs. The set retails for $4.75.

Ready to get started? The AMACO® Craft Library on the AMACO® website features dozens of specific ArtEmboss® projects at http://bit.ly/fMg3LZ. From metal picture frames to butterfly explosion boxes to holiday candleholders, AMACO® has a metal project sure to inspire every artist.

For further information about using soft metal in your next craft project, ArtEmboss® or the supplies available through AMACO®, visit www.amaco.com, or call (800) 374-1600.

Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Becky Finch
    Key Accounts Manager, Crafts Division
    (800) 374-1600, ext. 1301
    Email Contact