Handmade gifts? I was looking for something different… Do you know a Reader? You know the one who has read every book in the bookstore or on Kindle, Before it’s been released? I do and I wanted to make something homemade to go with their love for books.
Frank Morrow U-Paint Metal Company gave me the opportunity to received a beautiful unfinished metal bookmark. The details in this metal bookmark are amazing, the scroll leafs remind me of a Art Deco look. The design is raised and looks 3D embossed (deep pattern).
A new product hit the shelves at the beginning of 2017 named ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez through Colorbox developed by ClearSnap and Lisa Marie. This product is perfect for Jewelry makers, Brass, Metal raw/plated, Clay, Ceramics, Glass and Wood. Many uses for the homemade looks- Christmas is coming!!!!!!
ColoriQue is an ink based product it’s unique to mixed media supplies. It’s blendable, can be layered for special effects-a patina look, single color or fine detail design.
U-Paint Metals and ColoriQue are both made in the USA. U-Paint can be found on their on website and on Amazon.
ColoriQue can be found on Walmart.com,Amazon, and ClearSnap websites. Lisa Marie Jimenez has her own store/website where you can make purchases
Finally, I got a chance to play with it! Whoop Whoop !… I love it! So, easy to play with and lots of fun too! I was allowed to choose three (3) colors and I choose Black Diamond,Honey Bee and Moss Landing. (I think there is 12 colors available and a sealant)
Time to get ready, I took the metal bookmark out of the packaging and all three of the ColoriQue paints (A+ for packaging on both).
I stared at the bookmark and said let’s do a homemade look. I didn’t want the heavy metal look (haha) I took the Black Diamond and painted both sides of the bookmark. The paint dries fast but I’m a little impatience so the heat gun came out. The bookmark metal is not thick, it can bend (a little) while using the heat gun it also gets a little hot. (If yours bends a little, super easy to flatten back) Be sure to wash the metal (good scrub) before painting.
Painting the bookmark in the black diamond it became a color I really liked a gun metal, it wasn’t the color I needed today. So, I started adding paint (dropping) and blending in the Honey Bee (Yellow) and Moss Landing (Green), I’m sorry, I was having so much fun I realize I didn’t take a photo of the drops.
Foam make up pads were used to blend instead of foam daubers, I was watching a Hallmark movie and didn’t notice how many drops I put on the bookmark, I started blending the paint in a circular motion around the bookmark. Unfortunately, I created a mud co (not what you want to do) I cleaned it up, waited about an half hour and reapplied and than the magic appeared. It gave me the homemade look I was looking for
I think it’s beautiful and will be awesome for my friend for her homemade gift.
Colorbox ColoriQue by Lisa Marie Jimenez, Moss Landing, Honey Bee and Black Diamond
Frank Morrow U-Paint Metals: Solid Floral Scroll 1 5/16 wide SKU CB-145-01