Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Faux Patina What is it?

     I love this look, but what is patina?  It is the look that bronze, copper and other metals get from being exposed to the elements, chemicals and other ingredients that change their composition.  This technique is so much fun to make because as you progress through the steps you see such awesome changes to the card.

1.  Find the side of an embossing folder where the background is raised. Then, ink it with a light neutral color like Crumb Cake. Place your paper inside the folder and roll through the Big Shot.  The Crumb Cake color will now be on the background of your paper.

2. Sponge three colors in progression from lighter to darker over the embossing.  I used Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso.

3. Tap a Versamark pad in just a few places over the top of the card. Emboss with gold embossing powder.  It will leave a scattered look and that is what you want.

4. Finish the card anyway you want.  Experiment with other color combinations and have fun.


  1. I LOVE this- so classy-looking! RSVP'd to 2 events today- see you next week!

  2. Great it will be good to see you at the classes. Faux Patina was my favorite technique. I want to try it with different color combinations.