Mixed Media Embossed Decor

Mixed Media Embossed Decor

Make DIY flowers for your home to add some textured and trendy DIY crafts to your space.

Mixed Media Embossed Decor
Mixed Media Embossed Decor
This image courtesy of gailgreen.blogspot.com

In the Designer's Words: "Upscale a new or recycled glass jar into an exciting faux hammered metal container sporting a trendy multi-layer canvas flower on the lid! Perfect for storing anything from dried pasta and soup mixes to beads and buttons, the finished project will look great in any room of the house. With just a few easy techniques and a little stamping, people of all skill levels can easily create a container that looks exactly like it is made out of expensive antiqued hammered metal and topped with a stamped, multi-layered canvas flower. Make several for your own use plus for any type of gifting occasion!"
Adding your own DIY crafts to your home décor adds a homemade touch that is unrivaled by any store-bought item. There is just something so fulfilling and zen about sitting in a space your created on your own. This mixed media darling is a fabulous way to add texture as well as flower accents to your home year-round. These Mixed Media Embossed Decor are stunning indoor flower ideas that are sure to impress your friends. You could easily customize the flowers to match your favorite rooms.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Difficulty LevelIntermediate

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Elllson/Sizzix:
    Big Shot (or die cut machine of your choice)
  • Elllson/Sizzix:
    Sizzix® Bigz Die (Tattered Leaves, Tattered Florals or flower die of your choice)
  • Big Shot (or die cut machine of your choice) Tim Holtz Alterations™ Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Postcard and Sheet Music Set, Burlap and Swirls Set)
  • Plaid Enterprises:
    Folk Art ® Mixed-Media™ Brush Set
  • Plaid Enterprises:
    Delta Ceramcoat® Select Multi-Surface™ Satin Acrylic Paint (Black)
  • Therm O Web:
    Zots™ Clear Adhesive Dots (Singles Small, Medium and 3-D)
  • Clearsnap Holdings:
    Colorbox® Archival® Dye ink pad (Wicked Black)
  • Clearsnap Holdings:
    Colorbox® Premium by Stephanie Barnard Sprays (Artichoke, Banana, Guava, Tangerine)
  • Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps: Lord’s Prayer D7778
  • Darice: Glass Jar with Lid 1016-02 (or glass jar of your choice)


  1. Cut several 5-1/4” foil tape strips. Working with two strips at a time, arrange inside the Burlap embossing folder (foil tape side up, right side of folder down); run through Big Shot. Remove embossed strips and repeat until all strips have been embossed with either Burlap or Postcard embossing folder.

  2. Remove protective paper from one strip. Starting in the center of the jar, place strip across the jar, carefully wrapping around the corner edges. Repeat with a second strip on the opposing side. Measure remaining areas, trim if needed and add remaining strips onto the glass jar, overlapping tape edges slightly so there are no gaps where the glass will show. When complete, all sides and bottom of jar should be completely covered with embossed foil tape.

  3. Press the strips securely around lid edges. Using paint brush handle, gently burnish edges and corners to smooth down any sharp spots.

  4. Squeeze a dime size dollop of black acrylic paint onto foam plate or palette. Quickly brush paint across the foil strips. Lightly wet paint brush and carefully brush again to remove excess paint. The results should give the illusion of an antiqued finish. Dry completely.

  5. Cut flower pieces and leaves from canvas. Stamp phrase on all pieces with Wicked Black; dry. Spray leaves with Avocado and spray flower pieces with Banana , Tangerine and Guava; dry completely. Add ribbon trim around lid edges and secure with Small Zots™.

  6. Assemble flower and leaf layers and secure with Medium Zots™. Attach to lid with 3-D Zots™. Add button center with Medium Zots™. Add ribbon trim around lid edges and secure with Small Zots™.

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