Embossed Mechanics Wish Box

Project #18566

Industrial style takes a sophisticated turn with this on-trend trinket box. Mimic the look of real metal with a clever foil and paint technique using dies and textures from Tim Holtz Alterations.

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock (Black, Champagne)
  • Adhesive Foam Tape
  • Box
  • Foam Sponge
  • Glitter Washi Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Liquid Adhesive
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Paint (Black)

  1. Cut a black cardstock panel sized to fit the box top, and adhere it to the top of the box with hot glue.
  2. Cut a second black cardstock panel sized to fit the box top. Cover the panel with a silver Foil Adhesive Sheet. Cut the silver-covered panel into three equal panels. Using the Mechanics embossing folder, emboss the three panels. With a foam sponge, paint the three embossed panels with black paint, and lightly wipe off the excess paint.
  3. Align the embossed and painted panels side by side across the box top. Adhere the panels to the box top with hot glue.
  4. Add a strip of gold washi tape across the bottom of the box top.
  5. Die-cut out of champagne cardstock the background word Wishes using the Shadow Script #2 set. Die-cut out of black cardstock the script word Wishes. Layer and adhere the words together with liquid adhesive. Adhere the layered word over the washi tape with adhesive foam tape.

We use cookies to personalize content, analyze site traffic and to serve push notifications and targeted ads. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies. Click here to learn how we use cookies for a better browsing experience.