FMS147 and PP207: Express Yourself, Apothecary Art, and Beautifully Baroque

This card showcases my first attempt at Faux Patina.  I watched Angie Leach’s tutorial on Split Coast Stampers, then decided to give it a try.  In a nutshell, you ink the inside of an embossing folder with a light colored ink, and then run your cardstock through the Big Shot to transfer the ink onto your paper.  Next, you randomly sponge a medium color over the cardstock focusing on the raised areas.  Follow that with a dark colored layer of random sponging.  Allow the ink to fully dry, then randomly/lightly apply Versamark to the paper, sprinkle with a metallic embossing powder and heat set.  I actually applied more embossing powder than I desired; so, I simply used a paint brush to remove some of the powder before heat setting.  I’m looking forward to using this technique for some autumn and vintage Christmas cards.  For now, though, I chose this week’s Freshly Made Sketch challenge for my layout , coupled with the Paper Players’ Cute as a Button challenge.

2014.08.04It was difficult to catch the patina effect with the full card photo; so here’s a bit of a close up to more clearly show the detail:


STAMPIN UP STAMP(S):    Apothecary Art, Express Yourself

STAMPIN UP INK:   Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso

STAMPIN UP CARDSTOCK/DSP:   Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES:    Beautifully Baroque EF, Labels Collection Framelits, gold embossing powder, heat tool, gold baker’s twine, vintage brad, sponges, dimensionals

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12 thoughts on “FMS147 and PP207: Express Yourself, Apothecary Art, and Beautifully Baroque”

  1. Oh my goodness, this technique and your panels are lovely! So pretty combined with the Apothecary stamp set! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players!

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