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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Faux Patina Technique

Well, if this isn't a very pretty and fun technique to do!!! I had a lot of fun with it and I LOVE the end results.  There really is no way to ruin this technique.  Well, there is one.  If you put too much metallic embossing powder on it.  I had too much on it but just brushed it off before I heat set it.  That is one of the nice things about being able to make this look the way you want it to.  I prefer to have too much metallic embossing powder on it so I know where I want more of the background colors to show.  I just took a paint brush and brushed away any powder I didn't want heat set.  

To do this technique you just take a piece of white card stock and a pretty embossing folder.  I inked up the lid part of the folder (the  "smoother" side) with Crumb Cake ink.  I put the paper in and ran it through the Big Shot.  Then I sponged on some Marina Mist, some Always Artichoke and then some Early Espresso.  Once done I used the VersaMark pad over the raised areas and sprinkled gold embossing powder on.  I brushed off powder where I thought it looked to thick or heavy and then I heat set it.  That was it.  That is all you do!  I cut my piece in half to fit this card and I now have a big enough scrap piece to make another card!  

Isn't it a pretty technique? I have added this to set #5 of my technique pages I offer for sale in my web store. You can print them out and hold classes for a fee.  You can print as many as you like. Each set also comes with a sample finished page so you can use it for reference.  Or you can just decorate the pages as you wish.  All you have to do is print them out, cut on two sides and they are ready for decorating at your class. How simple is that?  All the hard work is done for you!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


mudmaven said...

iAbsolutely stunning Wanda! I love this technique and it sounds so easy I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks! ~chris

Runs with Scissors said...

Great card Wanda. I love the results and your colors are so great for that technique.