Saturday, March 12, 2011

Faux Brass Patina with Vintage Wallpaper Folder

Sorry for the long title, but this is what I did yesterday afternoon. Following directions posted by Angie Leach, I created the central focal image that looks like brass does when it's allowed to weather outside (thus the greenish patina). This technique uses several layers of ink and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder for the Big Shot.

The card stock is Whisper White, which is hard to believe when you view the finished product. I ran it through the Big Shot in the folder that had been inked on the debossed side with Crumb Cake classic ink. Then I inked it with Marina Mist classic ink. Then I layered Always Artichoke (all I had was craft ink in this, but it was just fine to use it for this), and finally Early Espresso. I used some Clear Embossing Powder and Versamark to give it a slight sheen. Cool, huh?

The card base is Very Vanilla, which I used the folder on again, only I chose to position the folder so that it debossed the pattern. Then I sponged it lightly with Crumb Cake. A 3" wide mat of Soft Suede, a 2" mat of Always Artichoke, and some Very Vanilla seam binding help highlight the patinaed "tile".

I left a sentiment off this, as it's good to have some blank cards on hand. I think it would be nice for a masculine birthday though.


Angie Leach said...

Love your card, Jenn! Thanks for the shout-out!

Lydia said...

WOW - this is sTUNNING!!!