Sunday, November 18, 2012

Funky Faux Patina

I imagine that title being sung by Tone Loc and now it's stuck in my head.  Yours too?  I'm sorry, or you're welcome.

I stumbled upon this technique at Splitcoast Stampers and fell in love.  L-O-V-E love.  It's reminiscent of verdigris found on brass, copper or bronze.

I think this makes a fabulous masculine card, which is one of the hardest parts of cardmaking, to me.
Slap a flower on something and your girlfriend smiles.  Slap a flower on your brother in law's card and you get that 'oh...this is..uh, nice' reply, right?

Now, I'm going to commit the biggest sin a Stampin' Up! demo can make and that's using something that's not from Stampin' Up!  BUT..being the new girl in town, I don't have every Stampin' Up! embossing folder, yet.  I'm thinking after the online extravaganza starts tomorrow (yipee!) that will change.  I'm talking 20-50% off!  Holy Honey I'm Gonna Hafta Hide This Stuff From My Husband!!!

Basically you ink the front inside of your embossing folder with a light neutral (I used Crumb Cake)  run your Whisper White paper and folder through the Big Shot and then sponge first with Marina Mist, then with Certainly Celery and finally with Early Espresso.  Once that's dried, sponge a bit of VersaMark randomly, sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat.  The results are GORGEOUS.

OK, well, they WOULD be gorgeous if I knew how to photograph at night.  

Here's a daylight shot of the faux patina on Whisper White, backed with Certainly Celery cardstock

and this on Early Espresso cardstock.  

I'd love to share this technique with you, call, text or email to set up a workshop and we'll get our ink on with this great technique, while you earn FREE stamps (or ink, or embossing folders, or yanno, whatever you want!).

Thanks for looking!

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  1. Liz, you are funny and very clever! I love your take on the technique and will be trying this soon! these are stunning. Tone Loc would even approve. Thank you for visiting my blog!

  2. thanks for stopping by angela and for the kind comments!