Aleene's® Look of Copper Enamel Journal
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Aleene's® Look of Copper Enamel Journal

The vintage technique of Aleene's Look of Enamel is a fun way to create a look of copper enamel mosaic with Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® and acrylic paint.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue®
  • Aleene's® Spray Acrylic Sealer - Gloss
  • Pressboard Journal – Blank
  • Cardboard (Such as a Cereal Box)
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint – Colors of Choice (3)
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft Sticks
  • Toothpicks
  • Straight Pin
  • Wax Paper
  • Rhinestones (Optional)
  • Glitter (Optional)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Remove covers from journal. Paint with acrylic paint. Set aside to dry. Cut cardboard to desired shapes and sizes.

Step 2 Pour three puddles of Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue(R) on wax paper. Squeeze acrylic paint into each glue puddle.

Step 3 Stir together with craft stick.

Step 4 Place cardboard onto wax paper. Use craft stick to pick up background color and spread onto cardboard.

Step 5 Dip toothpick into next color and drizzle over base color. Repeat with each color.

Step 6 To create marbleized effect, use pin to draw through drizzled lines of paint. Set piece aside on clean piece of wax paper. Repeat to color each piece of cardboard. Let dry overnight. For a glossy finish, spray with sealer. Glue onto journal cover in a mosaic pattern.


Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Heidi Borchers courtesy of cool2craft.