Paper

Country Copper Leaf Frame

By  Sherry Wright  for  Paper Salon

size: 6-3/4"x6-3/4"

Materials

  • Wooden frame, 6-3/4”x6-3/4” (Darice)
  • Tribecca Paper Collection*: paisley multi
  • Maid O’ Metal Copper Tooling Foil, 36-gauge, 3”x12” (St. Louis Crafts)
  • Photo

Tools

  • Tailored Tin stamp*: Fancy Flourishes
  • Coffee Bean ink pad*
  • Sizzix Machine and leaf die (Ellison)
  • Dazzle-Tac Jewelry Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Cutter Bee Scissors (EK Success)
  • Sandpaper
  • Gas lighter
  • Paper trimmer, 12” (Tonic Studios)
  • ZIG Pop Dots (EK Success)
  • Mod Podge (Plaid)
  • *Products by Paper Salon
  • 1. Remove center from frame and trace frame onto back of paisley paper; cut out. Apply Mod Podge® to frame surface. Adhere paper to frame front and let dry. Sand edges.
  • 2. Use Coffee Bean ink to stamp large flourish on top center of frame. Use same ink to ink frame edges.
  • 3. Cut out leaves, flowers, and paisley patterns from remaining paper; use Pop Dots to adhere to corresponding motifs on frame for added dimension.
  • 4. Use die cut machine to cut two leaves from foil. Use scoring tool to make "vein" marks. For a burnished look, hold copper leaf stems with tweezers and run under flame.
  • 5. Glue leaves to frame. Place photo inside frame.
  • More
  • 1. Use copper leaves to embellish journals, albums, cards, candles, gift bags, and more.