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Monday, April 16, 2012

Technique Tuesday -- Faux Patina

Hi and welcome to Technique Tuesday at Sparkle N Sprinkle! As promised I am showing the technique that Marie used on her beautiful cross card last week. You can see her card here!  This technique is called Faux Patina.

  1. embossing folder
  2. light ink color ( I used pink )
  3. another light color ink ( I used a light green )
  4. light brown ink
  5. dark brown ink
  6. sponges or sponge applicator
  7. Versa Mark ink pad
  8. embossing powder ( I used Antiquities EP266 )
  9. cream cardstock
  10. heat gun
Ink the front inside of your embossing folder with pink ink and run cream card stock through the folder.

Next take your sponge and sponge areas with the green ink, leaving some pink areas showing.

Now sponge on some light brown ink, just covering a few areas.

Lastly add the dark brown in the same manner as the other inks.

Swipe the Versa Mark ink lightly over the raised embossed areas, only covering some areas of the card. Then sprinkle on Antiqities embossing powder. I used a paint brush to brush off some of the embossing powder in areas that looked heavy with embossing powder. Now heat set the embossing powder. I just love the look of the Antiquities embossing powder. It is perfect for this technique!

I also tried silver embossing powder on another background and I really like this look too!

I know you will really enjoy doing this technique. It makes such a beautiful background! Instead of using the whole piece as a background, I used a die cut to cut out a shape for my background. Have fun! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


Sparkle N Sprinkle supplies used:
  1. Swirl Butterfly Lg.
  2. Flowers from Whimsical set 221
  3. Versa Mark ink pad
  4. Antiquities embossing powder


Catherine said...

Fab card, love the embossing.......

Brenda said...

What a great technique and the card is gorgeous. LOVE the little basket with the flower petals spilling out.

E. Marie said...

April, this card is stunning. Great technique!!

Barbara Bruder said...

Great Technique.The card is gorgeous. TFS

Shirley said...

April, this has got to be one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen! I love every embossed and die cut detail and the flowers are the perfect color for all of it!!! Somehow I am going to try and kind of case this because I don't have these exact dies!!! LOLOL

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