Paper purses on today's Carol Duvall

minnie_tx

Really nice ones using thin metal copper I haven't checked the webpage yet it's sure to be on there.

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ArtsyCraftsy

Sorry I missed this project- It is very cool! Here's a link to the instructions & pattern.

Here is a link that might be useful: metal foil purse

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akaLia

I really liked it, too. I didn't realize you could get those color changes in the copper by using a heat tool.

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minnie_tx

I may be getting my programs mixed up but I think on this one the artist used a mallot, to which she had previously added globs of hot glue and let it dry, to pound the copper to give the piece added dimension.

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akaLia

Yes, that's the one. I liked the non-textured ones as much as the textured, though. And I was wondering if there's not some other way to get that look without globbing up a mallet. I hate to get my hot glue gun out!

I've always wanted to make a cigar-box purse and I think the copper would look great on one of those. In fact, I've been thinking of changing the back-splash in my kitchen and using copper or tin somehow...

BTW, looking at the website for that project... they mention Memories permanent ink. Is that the kind Walmart sells?

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ArtsyCraftsy

so was this the same project? It aired on May 17th. I wish I could have seen it. Lia you can also bake your copper in the oven like cookies- good for doing lots of ornaments or embellishments at once.

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herbabuena

can i ask a stupid question?

how are they "paper" purses if they're made from copper?

Here is a link that might be useful: finger lakes paperfolders (FLaP)

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akaLia

I remember thinking the same thing when I saw the purses done on tv. I would think if you're going to actually use (wear) one of these, it would be better to attach the copper to something more sturdy than paper (cardstock).
Which reminds me, did anyone see the mica-shift PC purses on Carol today?

herbabuena, thanks for the link; looks like useful stuff!

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herbabuena

oh! I get it, the metal is a nice exterior layer. I guess if I'd just followed the link, I would have seen that. (doh)

I once saw some other interesting folded-type (but fabric) purses here: (see link below)

Some of them don't even look that hard to make...

Here is a link that might be useful: Yakpak

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herbabuena

Oh yeah, and I got the patterns for some of these at a conference I went to, once. You could put small things in them, and they look really cool. I haven't tried downloading the things from his site, but I imagine they're similar.

Here is a link that might be useful: polypouches

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ArtsyCraftsy

You could try a Yakpak-inspired pouch with Tyvek and colored duct tape. Those poly pouches are such wonderful shapes.

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AliceB

Does anyone have a paper purse diagram? The link to the show no longer works.

Thanks.

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Tiger_SunnyFla

Alice, I think this is the one...Metal Purse href>
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Lia_SC

I'm pretty sure you can find a purse template on www.bydonovan.com and also on www.victorineoriginals.com

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