I had the opportunity to first play with the Texture Luxe™ Copper at CHA (Craft & Hobby Assoc.) 2016 Mega Conference & Trade Show in January. LOVE the richness in color and the creamy-ness of the product :) Today I have altered a mint tin featuring this wonderful medium in many different ways.
Using a cardstock made for mixed media, I covered it with the Texture Luxe™ Copper, using a foam brush. When dried, it looked like a sheet of copper metal!
Next I embossed the paper using an embossing folder and my manual die cutting machine. Using the lid, I traced the shape with pencil and trimmed to fit.
With Chalk Board Paint, I covered the trimmed piece and then wiped it clean to give it a tarnished worn look. Once dried, I colored the embossed area with Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Iced Coffee stick to highlight the design. Set aside.
Next I spread about 1/8" layer of Texture Luxe™ Copper onto a non-stick kraft sheet to create a skin when dried overnite. Using that skin to cut a "Love" die as an embellishment.
Working on the flower, I first took a page from a 1930s text book and covered with Gel Medium for support. Let Dry. Then using a spiral blossom die, I cut the shape, rolled it and adhered with Gel Medium. Set aside to dry.
Shape three looped circle with the wire thread and color with Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Iced Coffee and water to create a coloring mist. Let dry.
Now to assemble the lid! I first adhered with Gel Medium the embossed paper onto the lid, added leaf trinket pins, a piece of rhinestone trim, "Love", circle wire thread and then the flower. Here's another look...LOVED how it turned out. Just add pieces of chocolate, a note or mementos and it's ready to giveaway :)
Interested in seeing more? I create another one for a birthday in one of my past GDT assignments. Click: Chalkboard Birthday Tin by MargieH.
Thanks for stopping by! Margie Higuchi
Strathmore: Mixed Media Paper; Spellbinders® Creative Arts: Big Blossoms; Prima Marketing Inc.: Wire Thread (Ecru); Maya Road: Leaf Trinket Pins; Mon Ami Gabby: Black Rhinestone Trim; Other: Mint Tin; SandPaper (Fine Grade); Text Book Paper; Scissors; Pencil; Mini Mister
Margie enjoys different types and styles of paper crafting from creating scrapbook pages to making cards to dabbling in mix media. She considers herself lucky to have been a product designer for a line of chipboard products, a design team member on many craft manufacturer and scrapbook retailer teams, written articles and published artwork in several online and print magazines in the U.S. and overseas as well as on TV. Margie's “go-to” product is Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®! She uses them in her cards, pages and mixed media projects. They mix and match with many things from water to whipped spackle…The sky’s the limit! Residing in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and their two college-bound boys, they put up with her crazy schedules and endless craft supplies! Visit her blog at SCRAPS of (my) Life.