Creating sophisticated, beautiful home decor is easy to do with painters pens. When I received these Painters ® Metallic Shimmer Paint Markers from Elmers, I instantly fell in love with the pretty color palette and the precision the pens offer.
These colorful opaque acrylic paint markers are perfect for decorating, drawing and personalizing almost any surface. They can be used on wood, plastic, clay, ceramic, glass, metal, foam board, fabric, terracotta and other surfaces.
I decided they would be perfect for creating a mosaic box using this wooden keepsake box and creative metal products from Walnut Hollow.
I used a Sizzix Bigshot die cutting machine and embossing folder to create a pretty pattern on the metal sheets before I colored them.
I used the black pen found in the Bright Colors package to paint the box. Getting into small crevices is really easy with the paint pen tip.
I used all of the pens in the Metallic Shimmer package to color the embossed sheets.
Once the sheets were painted, I cut them into various sizes using a paper trimmer. I measured the sides of the box lid and box bottom so that the width would fit nicely and made the length variable.
I arranged the sheets into a pattern resembling a mosaic, leaving small spaces in between each sheet. Once the pattern was arranged, I used a the CraftBond™ Permanent Dot Runner on the back of each sheet.
Finally, I used Elmers Super Glue to attach a pretty vintage brooch to the lid in the center of the box.
This box was so fun to do without the usual crafty mess. I loved that I could use the pens on both the metal sheets and the wooden box. The result? A sophsticated and shimmering mosaic box.
Live Life Creatively,