Saturday, 12 May 2012

Faux Patina

I loved this topper when I was given it as a swap, the colour and design idea were just perfect for the technique on Split Coast Stampers called Faux Patina.  The colours used are Pool party and Soft Suede for the topper, the back ground involved putting a piece of Whisper white card into the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder which had been inked up with Crumbcake on the flat side and then putting this through the Bigshot.  This transferred the ink to the card which was not embossed. 

Then by daubing various colours (pool party, soft suede and early expresso) on to the piece of card to give some depth to the texture.  Dry the card thoroughly (either by air drying or wiping with a static bag) and lightly dab with versamark (not all over) splodges really, then cover with gold embossing powder , shake off excess and heat.  You can go one step further if you wish which is to then sand the gold embossed areas to give a more distressed look. The fabulous bakers twine in pool party brought the whole colour scheme together. 

The Vermillion Stamp and the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was inked in Soft Suede. The breast of the bird was coloured in using the ink off the lid with a blender pen (my new best friend!!)  love em.

We made this card at our last Card making group evening, so if you would like to join in the fun one evening, please check out the details in my side bar or tabs across the top.

Till next time, Jayne

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