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Altered with Love and Texture Luxe Copper Tutorial

MargieHiguchi 600@250WM AlteredTinwithTextureLuxeCopperTutorial

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step1

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!

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step2
MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step3

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step4

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step5

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step5A
MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step5B

For the mint tin, I lighted sanded, painted one coat of Gesso and painted three coats of Chalk Board Paint (dry time between coats). Loving the rich black color for the base. Set aside.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step6

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step7

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.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step8

I tinted Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Texture Luxe™ Copper by mixing the two together. Then applied to the edges of the spiral flower and colored the "Love" for extra sparkle and interest. Let Dry.

MargieHiguchi AlteredTinwTextureLuxeCopper Step9

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 :)

MargieHiguchi 600@250WM AlteredTinwithTextureLuxeCopperTutorial

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


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft®: Texture Luxe™ Copper, Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® Steampunk Set (Iced Coffee), Palette Knife, Gesso, Chalk Board Paint, Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Gel Medium

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.


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This is lovely.

Gramma Dee

VERY cool! I got some chalkboard paint as a bd gift and was wondering how I was going to use it. This is a marvelous idea! And that copper texture paste looks Amazing!

Connie Mercer


Anne R

I came over from Marjie Kemper's blog to have a look - the copper effect you achieved is superb!

Kathy Bradley

I saw your tutorial on Marjie Kemper's blog - your tin is gorgeous! And, your tutorial is awesome.

Carmen Lucero

Must get the copper Luxe. It's so interesting. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.


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