Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Embossed Copper Tag Deck

This embossed copper tag deck is one of those projects that I love to make.  When you make this, you'll add some great new "mixed media" techniques to your arsenal of creative tricks. You will love the results.  


The techniques I used are all pretty standard paper crafting techniques.  The trick is to apply them to different substrates or media.  


I embossed and inked kraft*tex™ for the base of each tag. 


Then cut, embossed and applied patina solution to copper sheets. 


Used some basic collage techniques to create the tags.


And added some additional ephemera, findings and trinkets to complete the collage for each tag.   


To finish the tag deck, I bound them all together with a bronze binding ring.  They look great and have a real vintage feel.  I like this project so much that I'm planning to teach it as a class this fall.  If you like it, please let me know, I'd love to share the class with you and your friends.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll be inspired to go make something beautiful.
Ken


Resources:
Spellbinders Paper Arts; Die Templates and Embossing Folders
C&T Publishing; kraft*tex™ Kraft Paper Fabric
Graphic 45; Scrapbook Paper




30 comments:

  1. Looks great! I saw the kraft tex in the try it tuesday video and try to find it in Europe now. Thanks for sharing! Baerbel

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    1. Thank you Baerbel...glad you like them. And thank you for joining us on Try it Tuesday! Ken

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    1. I didn't frame them yet...that's a great idea! Thank you!
      Ken

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  3. I Love the whole look of this,Thanks,Ken!

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  4. These are so creative and absolutely beautiful. I have not tried mixed media yet in my projects but I can respect and see the various work and steps involved and so love the finished look. Thank you for sharing. Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. I am glad you like them. Really, if you are scrapping, you are already a mixed media artist. Mixed media is merely using one or more mediums together...if you use paper, ink, glitter...you are creating mixed media collage! I'd love to see what you create.
      Ken

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  5. Gorgeous! Always ready to learn new things. I need to check out this kraft tex, and what of my LSS carries it!

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    1. thank you kp...kraft*tex is pretty widely available...it's really cool becuase it's washable and sewable too...You'll like it!
      http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=2892

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  6. Love the vintage look of these! Beautiful!

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  7. Super wonderfull!! Kiss from Spain!

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    1. Thank you tatiscrap! Kiss back from USA!

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  8. Very creative and gorgeous vintage result. ;-) Nadine from Belgium

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  9. Me ha gustado mucho como te han quedado, y las técnicas que has utilizado. Espero a ver si encuentro esos Materiales, muchas gracias por compartirlo. Desde España....

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  10. Stunning project!!!! I just ordered some Kraft Tex paper and hope to create something that looks similar to yours!!! :)

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    1. thank you. I'd love to see what you create.

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  11. waoo esto es super espectacular!! es hermosisimo!!, que cantidad de técnicas aplicadas y el resultado es precioso sin duda alguna. ojala pueda estar en su clase y aprender parte de estas tecnicas. FELICITACIONES!!!

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    1. Thank you Dorsomeg, my Spanish isn't very good...so I did a google translate...thank you very much! Ken

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  12. Awesome project. Fabulous technique. I really love how they turned out. I have never heard of Kraft Tex paper before and might just have to chack it out. I just tried some kind of mixed media recently for the first time and i had so much fun with it. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs...Mona

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    1. Thank you Mona. Have fun on your mixed media journey...it will really open new creative pathways for you when you begin to combine new and different media together! Happy creating!

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  13. Would you be interested in selling a set of these. I would so love to have them.
    Cinnie C.

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  14. Love the look of the tags, they are awesome! Thanks for sharing your work.

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  15. It looks amazing~shows off your art work better:):)

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  16. As Fred Flintstone would say It's "Yabba-Dabba-Doo...
    Way to Go Ken!! TFS :D :D

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