Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Faux Patina

  I can't believe I have never done this technique before! It is called Faux Patina and the tutorial by Angie Leach can be found here on Splitcoaststampers. It is very, very easy and you probably have the supplies on hand! 
 Basically it involves lots of sponging and a little gold embossing. I used Crumb Cake as my base, then added some Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso. The last step is to lightly ink with Versamark™ and emboss with gold embossing powder. You must have a light touch or the gold will cover up the sponged on color.  I am hoping to experiment with some different color combinations, maybe something with Cherry Cobbler!


Cheryl said...

Beautiful faux patina Rhonda!

Becky said...

This technique looks interesting and your card looks fabulous.

Jennipher said...

Oh my! This is lovely. I have heard of this faux patina but just figured it would be too hard so, I never even bothered to look at the tutorial. Sad, I know. LOL Gorgeous work.

KER said...

beautiful...thanks for the link...cherry cobbler would look yummy i think...wonderful choice of embossing folder and CAS image to highlight the technique

MiamiKel said...

What a fun technique! I did see this one SCS but didn't dare try it yet but yours is certainly gorgeous! Lovely!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Rhonda,

Oh, the faux patina technique is awesome! I love the colors you chose to do this with. Your background really pops!

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