Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Counterfeit "Sassafrass Vintage Brooches" Tutorial

We have come up with a way to create "faux" vintage brooches using our existing supplies. 

Sassafrass Vintage Brooches
 The very simple process is...

1. Choose some paper or silk flowers from your existing supplies (or die cut a few).  They will work best if they are a few different sizes.  You will only need two or three layers for each "faux brooch".  But you can use as many layers as you would like.
2. Using a glue stick, cover the surface with glue.
3. Sprinkle UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) over the flowers. 
4. Using a heat embossing gun, melt the UTEE. (You may need to apply a few layers.)
4. When the flowers are still warm, you can "reshape" each petal to add a little dimension.
5. Attach the various layers together with a brad.

*CAUTION:  These get VERY hot when you are making them, you will probably want to hold them with a pair of tweezers until they are cool enough to touch.

"Faux" Brooches made with silk flowers.

"Faux" brooches made with paper die cuts.
The nice thing about the "faux" brooches is that they can lay nicely on a scrapbook page, without being too lumpy or dimentional.


  1. oh wow that is a really cool idea!!!!TFS!

  2. Love that your flowers will lay flat!! Great idea!!! :)

  3. Awesome idea, thank you for sharing that!

  4. awesome idea ! I thought about covering some silk flowers with Glossy Accents but didn't want to wait for them to dry. Utee would be perfect. Off to try it out ! Thanks

  5. That's a great technique. I'm gonna try that! :)

  6. I love that you guys started this, all these ideas are GREAT!

  7. Thanks for the tut!

  8. Wonderful technique, I have a heat gun that I have only used once. lol

  9. I will have to try this. Thx so much.

  10. Awesome idea of vintage brooches, thank you for sharing that!


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