Thursday, April 20, 2017

Technique Zone: Faux Patina meets Ribbon of Courage

Hi Everybody! I'm here with a Technique Tutorial today for a stunning technique called, "Faux Patina." The idea is to achieve the look of metal patina (old, tarnished, awesome metal). I decided my patina needed a little rust in it today so I added a color that is typically not included in this technique (Pumpkin Pie). Here's the card I made using this technique and few items from the not-yet-released new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Scroll on down for a "how-to."

First, use your Crumb Cake ink pad to ink the Sizzix side of your Hexagon Embossing Folder. Then, run your card face through the big shot to emboss it.

Next, use sponge daubers to ink your card face with Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso inks.

Then, make sure your ink is dry. You can either use your heat tool, or, use your Embossing Buddy like I did. Now, drag your open Versamark ink pad all over the raised part of your card face. Cover in Gold Embossing a Powder and heat to set. 

HINT: After you finish heat embossing you can use your sponge daubers to add more color to your piece if necessary (I did).

Now, attach your finished Faux Patina card face to your card base using Fast Fuse. Sponge half of a doily with Marina Mist ink. Layer the ribbons on top of the DSP and sponged doily and secure to card with Fast Fuse. Stamp your image on the Stitched Circle in Marina Mist and sponge with both Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi. Then, use an Early Espresso Stamp’n Write marker to flick some light ink spatters onto it. Attach your sentiment on top of the ribbons using dimensionals.

Add some gold metallic accents to finish your card off.

There you have it! Faux Patina! Would you ever have guessed how simple it is? This card is incredibly difficult to photograph. I really wish you could see how much more beautiful it is in person. You'll just have to make your own to get the full effect I suppose!

Alright, y'all! That's it for me. It's really late at night and I'm still trying to kick a cold so I'm outta here. I hope you've enjoyed today's technique. I promise to be back soon with so many more cards from OnStage. I've started blogging some of them but haven't been able to catch enough free time to finish. Soon, I promise!

Have an amazing day!

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  1. Thank you for sharing. Love the look. Will definitely try this technic!

  2. Wow.. love it and thank you for the step by step.. I had no idea that's how you did that background!! stunning!!! :)

  3. You make the technique look so easy, I can't wait to give it a try. Your card is beautiful. Love all the clever elements you used.

  4. Love this!!! It's so pretty... and you make it look simple. Fingers crossed that it is! :)

    1. It is simple! I promise! Have fun with it!

  5. awesome card Maria ... you have my address right? will have to have a go at this technique x

    1. Thanks Leonie! Can't wait to see what you make!

  6. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the background technique but I also love how you tied in the colors with the added embellishments to the front. TFS


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