Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Faux Patina

It is Technique Tuesday and I have a cool new technique for you. I saw this technique on SplitcoastStampers and I had to try it! It has several steps but is easy to create.

Here's what you will need:
Piece of Whisper White card stock
Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso classic ink
Versamark ink
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Gold embossing powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Gun
Big Shot

Step One: Ink the inside of the embossing folder using Crumb Cake ink.
Carefully place your Cardstock in the folder and run through the Big Shot.

Your Cardstock will look like this.

Step Two: Sponge cardstock using Marina Mist so the edges pick up the color.

Step Three: Sponge the cardstock using the Always Artichoke ink.

Step Four: Sponge the cardstock using the Early Espresso ink.

Step Five: Cover the entire cardstock using the embossing buddy to make sure the ink is all dry.

Step Six: Lightly tap the Versamark ink over some of the raised areas of the embossing. Do not cover everything.

Step Seven: Pour gold embossing powder over the cardstock and heat emboss.

Here's what your project should look like. Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's the card that I made using this technique. You can also get a sneak peek at a new stamp set coming in June - Everything Eleanor. Also used in this card is Artistic Etchings and Just Believe.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your fantastic photo tutorial. The card is so beautiful and elegant.

  2. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for sharing the technique