Faux Patina

Patina is a tarnish that forms on the surface of bronze and similar metals that is produced by oxidation. Did you know you can use inks and heat embossing to create a similar look on your handmade cards?

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The technique is fairly easy. In this sample the Classic Ink colors I used are Marina Mist, Always Artichoke and Early Espresso. I started with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and ran through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, using the Vintage Wallpaer Embossing Folder. I sponged ink on different sections of the card, starting with my lightest color (Marina Mist). Repeat this step with Always Artichoke and Early Espresso Classic Inks. Next, run an Embossing Buddy over this piece and then tap a Versamark Pad on the embossed areas. Pour Gold Embossing Powder over this piece, tapping off any excess. Use a Heat Tool to complete the embossing process and embellish card as desired. I used Stampin’ Up!’s new Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and Naturals Designer Buttons.

Try this technique and experiment with different colors…send me a picture of what you create!

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Anne Brown  The Stamp Maven  contact me  Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator 


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