Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Faux Patina Technique

I seen this great technique called Faux Patina on Split Coast Stampers recently and really wanted to give it a try.  I think it makes for a really unique background - no two backgrounds will ever be the same.


Stamp sets: Elements of Style
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Brushed Gold, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Accessories: Damask Texturz Plate (retired), Versamark, gold embossing powder, sponges, Old Olive satin ribbon, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch, 2" circle punch, Stampin' dimensionals, sticky strip


Stamp sets: Tea Shoppe
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Everyday Enchantment DSP (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Accessories: Damask Texturz Plate (retired), Labels Collection Framelits, Versamark, silver embossing powder, Primrose Petals Satin stitched ribbon, 3/16" corner punch, snail adhesive, sticky strip

The technique is as follows:
  • Choose 4 co-ordinating inks; one a lighter neutral color, then a light shade, medium shade, and darker shade.  In the first example I used Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso.  In the second example I chose Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso
  • Ink up either a texture plate or embossing folder on one side with the neutral colored ink
  • Lay a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the plate or inside the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot
  • With a sponge and your lightest shade lightly sponge over top of your neutral color; leaving some of the base color exposed
  • Follow in the same manner with the medium shade, once again leaving some of the base colors exposed
  • Finish with your darkest shade sparingly.  This adds dimension and really brings out the depth of the pattern in the embossing folder.
  • Once ink is dry lightly apply Versamark randomly.  Sprinkle with either gold or silver embossing powder and heat set.
Thanks so much for looking!

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