Sakura Crystal Lacquer Blog Hop!

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Project Description

Welcome to Sakura Crystal Lacquer’s Blog Hop!! You have arrived from Heather’s blog.

First off, I need to credit Joe Rotella, Founder and Creative Director of Create & Craft, with this idea. He’s been creating some outstanding projects using aluminum tape. The shapes I used are from SVG Cuts’ Peony Cottage SVG Kit.

The supplies I used included: Sakura 3D Colored Lacquer, aluminum tape, aluminum container, cardstock, SVG files, stylus, squeegie, tape runner, teflon mat and a soft cloth. You can find the aluminum tape in the heating and air conditioning department of any big box home improvement store.Supplies

The first step was to cut the shapes on my BossKut Gazelle using Sure Cuts A Lot 3. I used scrap cardstock because it’s going to be covered. Next, I lightly tacked the shapes to the top of the container with tape runner adhesive. They just need to be adhered enough that they don’t move around. Then, I covered the top and sides of the container top with three strips of aluminum tape, slightly overlapping each strip.

Stylus & SqueegieUsing the soft cloth and squeegie, I gently burnished the tape around each shape. I used the stylus to further outline the shapes. Next, I filled each of the window panes with yellow crystal lacquer.

I used pink crystal lacquer to make the flowers on a teflon mat. When the flowers were dry, I adhered them to the top of the box with a drop of clear crystal lacquer.Flowers


Here a some key learnings I discovered working with aluminum tape:
1. The edges can be sharp; use caution.
2. The adhesive could hold the space shuttle together. Once it is in place, there’s no moving it.
3. If the tape rolls back on itself, pitch it. There’s no way to salvage it.
4. Fingernails will leave marks in the tape.
5. Always use a soft cloth or something smooth to burnish the tape.
6. It’s hard to photograph since it’s so shiny.

The finished project!!Finished Aluminum Tape Project

We’re giving away great blog candy—Crystal Lacquer and Glitter Pastel Lacquer Set with six colors. It’s easy to enter to win the blog candy. Just comment on each blog—we love to hear what you think—and become a follower of each blog. Next stop on the hop is Carol Bern’s blog, so hop on over. If you get lost, you can always find your way from the Sakura blog.


  1. Karen June 29, 2011 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    Very cool Carole. I might have to give this one a try!

  2. Joe Morgan June 30, 2011 at 4:43 am - Reply

    Very cool idea Carole! I am amazed at how many things you find to do with the 3D Crystal Lacquer! I especially like tip #2. 🙂

  3. David June 30, 2011 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Awesome idea Carol! I don't think I could even attempt this project! VERY cool!

  4. Terri Sproul June 30, 2011 at 5:49 am - Reply

    OMG – I love this project. I have lots of that tape – I love it.. it's the best and cheap at HOme Depot.. thanks for share this idea.

  5. Linda Baldock June 30, 2011 at 7:28 am - Reply

    great idea

  6. Chelsea June 30, 2011 at 8:14 am - Reply

    How neat, I love this idea.

  7. Becky Conley June 30, 2011 at 11:05 am - Reply

    lovely project~~ TFS

  8. Jennifer Van Pelt - June 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Really great way to use that foil tape, thanks for sharing!!

  9. Kellyr June 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    never thought of this idea. Cute

  10. Barbara Moore June 30, 2011 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Wonderful project! I really liked it and I didn't know about using the aluminum tape for this.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs XX


  11. Kaye July 1, 2011 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Love this! It is awesome!

  12. Patty July 1, 2011 at 5:41 am - Reply

    Carole that is so cool. Can't wait for you to teach some of these techniques in the shop.

  13. Maria Soto July 1, 2011 at 9:51 am - Reply

    ok, the more projects I see using this product – that I really want some – have never tried it cause I can't find it in my craft stores – just thinking about all the things I could make with some of this awesome stuff.

  14. Amorita-Sa July 1, 2011 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I like this. It would make a good craft project for my preteen granddaughters.

  15. Kay Rife July 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this project! I so want to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Amy Day July 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    So amazing! How much fun! Great job!

  17. ayn yezzi July 2, 2011 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Can't wait to try this ! Your projects have real class Carole… looking forward to more soon !!!

  18. Carol Berns July 2, 2011 at 7:06 am - Reply

    So creatively beautiful.

  19. ayn yezzi July 2, 2011 at 9:54 am - Reply

    Loved the diversity on these blogs using the same basics…. creativity unleashed !!!

    I just sent my order….

  20. Christine Telega July 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful idea. I will definitely try it. Thank you for the instructions

  21. LindaML July 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Cool idea!

  22. Jamie C July 3, 2011 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Great idea Carol. Love this!

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