Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Faux Patina

Splitcoaststampers Weekly Inkling #308 this week shows Angie Leach's tutorial on "Faux Patina".  What an amazing technique.  In the tutorial Angie used the colours of Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso which created a beautiful finish.

This is my sample of the "Faux Pantina" technique using Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso and gold embossing powder before I cut it up and made my card.  It looked too pretty to cut up, but I did and made 3 amazing cards (I think they are amazing anyway) which I have entered into challenges.  I know I will be using this technique in the future and experimenting with different colour combinations.

Card 1 - MOJO Monday #31

I have entered this card in the Mojo Monday Challenge based in the following sketch:

Card 2 - Freshly Made Sketches #31

I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge based on the
following sketch:

Card 3 - Simply Stampin' Challenge #55

I have entered this card in the Simply Stampin Challenge based on the following sketch:


  1. Oh I saw this too this morning. What a fab looking technique. Your cards are all amazing !! Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  2. Wow, that looks fab, what a great etchnique, love the colour!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
    Kelly xx

  3. The colours look great together Carolyn, fab technique that has turned out very effective! Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  4. Oh Wow all your cards are stunning,
    how do you do Faux Pantina technique?
    It looks amazing

    1. Hi Suzie

      To make the Faux Patina I have used the Stampin' Up Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, inked with Crumb Cake and embossed on Whisper White cardstock. I then sponged Bravo Burgundy, then Always Artichoke and then Early Espresso. Let this dry a bit before inking lightly with Versamark and covering with gold embossing folder. You do not want a lot of gold so if you put too much on, then just brush it off. Using your heat gun, emboss. If you need more gold just repeat this last step. Voila, you now have a piece of "Faux Patina". You can use any colours, you just need a light neutral like Crumb Cake, 2 medium colours and 1 dark colour like Early Expresso or Basic Black. Hopefully this makes sense. Cheers Carolyn

  5. I love this embossed pattern:)

  6. This is so pretty Carolyn. Love the colours you've used with the technique. Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  7. I saw this technique and wanted to try it. Now I REALLY REALLY want to try it! Very pretty card! Thanks for joining in the SSC! xx

  8. Oooh, you have done amazing work using the faux patina technique - all the cards are so lovely! I saw the tutorial on SCS and made a mental note that I must try it and seeing your cards has made me want to try it right now!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simply Stampin' and I hope you play along with us again very soon! Ruth x

  9. Your faux patina made three very lovely cards! Thanks for sharing the details on how it's done. And thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  10. What a great technique this is, and so effective too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  12. Glad to see you're enjoying the technique! Beautiful cards, Carolyn! ~Angie Leach

  13. What a lovely background, marvelous card!!



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