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Next I cut a piece of specialty stamping paper and applied the copper metal foil to it. That paper is a bit thicker and more sturdy than the regular card stock I use. Then it was run through the Big Shot with the Layered Snowflake die (I have a good supply for sale in the boutique) and embossed with the texture fade that comes with the die. At that point it was bright shiny copper. But I wanted it to look weathered so I used the Weathered Copper Vintaj Patina paints on it. The paint was partially wiped off while wet and the burnished with the Vintaj burnishing tool. I absolutely LOVE the way it looks now! Then I created a little embellishment for the top. I wanted to test the patina paints on the copper to see how they would look before I applied them all over the large textured snowflake. So I cut a small square and ran it through the Big Shot in the very center of the snowflake texture fade. Then I applied the green and turquoise paints as a test. I thought it was kind of cool and couldn't bear to throw it out. I added a small copper ring fastener that I also aged with the patina paints. The snowflake charms were silver tone and I copper embossed them, then painted them with the verdigris colors of Vintaj paints.
These supplies are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% of MSRP.