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Nutty Over You by Michele Emerson-Roberts

By | CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Home Decor, Michele Emerson-Roberts, Painted Metal Craft | 5 Comments

My dad loves nuts! It doesn’t matter what kind, shape or flavor. He will sit in the evening watching an old western movie cracking nuts and eating them. The last few years my mom has decided that she too likes nuts. It is delightful to watch him crack them and every other one is for mom. Guess that’s true love…..smile. With Father’s Day just around the corner I thought this small box full of nuts and new “tools” would be the perfect gift to remind him he is the best Dad in the world! The Squirrel by U-Paint® Metal Crafts that…

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Buffalo Mirror by Cathy Norton

By | Cathy Norton, CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Home Decor, How To, Painted Metal Craft, U-Paint Gallery | 2 Comments

Oh, give me a home….where the buffalo roam…. Materials List: Buffalo by U-Paint®Metal Crafts Wood framed mirror approximately 22”x22” Matte or satin acrylic spray sealer Black Diamond Colorbox®Colorique by Clearsnap® Burnished Bronze Nuvo®Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios® Black Le Plume marker by Marvy®Uchida Power-Tac Contact Adhesive by Beacon® Heat gun used for crafting 2 soft craft brushes Small soft cloth Instructions: Clean Buffalo with warm water and detergent to remove protective oils. Dry with paper towel. Apply a primer coat of matte or satin acrylic spray sealer to front and back of Buffalo. Allow to dry. Paint front and back…

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Lobo Serenade by Cathy Norton

By | Cathy Norton, CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Home Decor, How To, Painted Metal Craft, U-Paint Gallery | One Comment

The Arizona skies are mesmerizing to all living creatures.  Especially during a full moon when the orbital spotlight shines down on them as they serenade the moon.  Join me in creating this special moment. Materials: Howling Wolf by U-Paint®Metal Crafts Saguaro Cactus by U-Paint®Metal Crafts Gray Shadow Box 8” x 10” Full Moon Photograph ©2017 Jabez Ranch Art by Cathy Norton A colored inkjet or laserjet printer Photo paper (8.5” x 11”) for selected colored printer Americana® Espresso Acrylic Paint (DA271) by DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Purpose™ Sealer by DecoArt® Le Plume Permanent 30 Piece Set Markers by Marvy®Uchida:  Black (N910), Crimson Lake…

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On the Way to the Blue by Michele Emerson-Roberts

By | CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Home Decor, How To, Michele Emerson-Roberts, Painted Metal Craft, U-Paint Gallery | 5 Comments

Looking for a spot for a picnic while driving on Red Hill Road near Alpine, AZ, my photographer friend Gay Lynn Sullivan was delighted to capture on film several Bighorn Sheep. The opportunity to not only see them but be able to photograph them is a life time wish come true. When I viewed the framed photo that she was giving as a Father’s Day gift, I knew the U-Paint® Metal Crafts Bighorn Sheep that I had just finished painting would be the perfect addition! Materials: U-Paint® Metal Crafts kit #UP_119 Western Wildlife (includes Wolf, Buffalo & Bears) DecoArt® Americana acrylic paints:…

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Sunflower Shadow Box by Yolie Burke

By | CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Home Decor, How To, Painted Metal Craft, Yolie Burke | 3 Comments

Materials: Sunflower by U-Paint® Metal Crafts Primer 813N Pink Flambe Nuvo Embellishment Mousse by Tonic Studios Airbrush Permanent Markers-yellow, orange & brown Stencil Shadow box Acrylic paint Foam adhesive Instructions: 1. Clean the metal with detergent and allow to dry. Spray the front of the Sunflower with primer and allow to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Spray the front of the Sunflower with a flat white paint and allow to dry. 3. Paint the Sunflower petals yellow using a permanent marker and the airbrush system. 4. Airbrush the center of the Sunflower petals using an orange permanent marker…

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Lobster Scrapbook Page by Lorrie McCullers

By | CREATIVE Team, Lorrie McCullers, Painted Metal Craft, Scrapbook Embellishment, U-Paint Gallery | 2 Comments

This is Lorrie and I am so excited to share my first project as a member of the Creative Team for U-Paint® Metal Crafts! Last year, my husband and I took a cruise to New England and Canada, so when I saw the Lobster , I knew it would be the perfect embellishment for a scrapbook page. Even though the U-Paint® Metal Crafts metal pieces are 3-dimensional, they are lightweight enough that they can easily be used on a scrapbook page. I adhered mine to the page using foam adhesive dots! Materials needed: Lobster from  U-Paint® Metal Crafts Denatured alcohol Paper…

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Scallop Shell Plate by Patt Bell

By | CREATIVE Team, DIY Gifts, Patt Bell, U-Paint Gallery | 2 Comments

Instead of the more traditional symbols of love for an anniversary plate, I chose to use the Scallop Shell. The Scallop Shell is one of the symbols for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love! And the couple that the plate is intended for also have a strong love of the sea. Materials: Surface- 12” round silver metal plate from the thrift store Large metal Scallop Shell from U-Paint® Metal Crafts Thickers sentiment silver foil alphabet stickers from American Crafts Dimensional silver filigree scrolls from my stash Beacon Quick Grip™ Contact Cement Instructions: 1. Wash the Scallop Shell in hot water…

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Lady of Guadalupe Candle Sconce

By | DIY Gifts, Holiday, Home Decor, How To, Painted Metal Craft, Uncategorized | No Comments

Here another beautiful craft creation by artist/designer/blogger Lisa Marie Jimenez using our Lady of Guadalupe U-Paint Metal Craft design. Get your U-Paint Metal Craft design here: U-Paint Metal Crafts Lady of Guadalupe Lady of Guadalupe Candle Sconce1. Clean the metal Guadalupe by wiping it with a paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Allow to dry.  Spray the front of the metal stamping with primer and allow to dry according to manufactures instructions. 2. Mix Colorique Honey Bee and Pink Ice to achieve a coral color on the craft mat. Paint the dress of Guadalupe with the coral. Dry with heat tool*. Continue…

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butterfly-vase

Spring in full swing!

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Spring has sprung! See what crafter and artist Lisa Marie Jimenez created using U-Paint Metal Craft Butterfly UP-219. Get your U-Paint Metal Craft Butterfly here:  https://upaintcrafts.com/product/butterfly/ 1. Clean the metal butterfly with rubbing alcohol and allow to completely dry. Paint the outer parts of the upper wing with Colorique Wisteria. Dry with heat tool*. 2. Next paint the inner section of the top wing on the butterfly with Colorique Pink Ice and then set with heat tool*. Add Avocado and Honey Bee to the wing, using the photo as a placement guide. Set with heat tool*. Use a clean paint…

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die-set-installed

Video – U-Paint Metal Craft manufacturing process

By | How To, Uncategorized

How do we make our U-Paint Metal Craft designs?  Click on the link to see the video on YouTube Video link: (coming soon!) You can also follow along here to see step-by-step how it is done. The stamping press = this is the machinery we use to generate the power / pressure needed to strike the metal and emboss the decorative pattern into the steel (also brass, copper, or aluminum).   The Die Set is installed inside the stamping press.  The Die Set is what creates the specific U-Paint Metal Craft design needed.  Each item has its own Die Set,…

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