Mark Your Calendars For Faux Patina Week!

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Hi Stamping Friends!

I prepared 24 fabulous projects for my Faux Patina Technique presentation last weekend and I can't wait to share them with you!  Rather than posting the projects here and there, I've decided to share them as a collection during a special Faux Patina Week: September 16 – 22

In the meantime, I'll be sharing a few projects while you wait to whet your appetite!  I'm featuring two of my favorite projects today, then I'll be doing a Faux Patina Friday for the three weeks leading up to the big Faux Patina Week!  Woohoo!  You are gonna be amazed by the versatility of this technique! 

What Is The Faux Patina Technique?

It's a beautiful, texture embossed, and richly sponged background technique that is highlighted with heat embossing to give the effect of oxidized patina.  There are limitless possibilities to be creative with it simply by using different embossing folders, changing up the color combos, and applying the metallic embossing powders in a different way. 

Learn More: Visit my Faux Patina Resource Page & watch my Faux Patina Video Tutorial.

Let's look at two cool Faux Patina projects!

Faux patina - journal

I decorated a journal that I purchased at Office Depot with a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" faux patina design.  I added beautiful Gold Foil accents along the edge with the Adorning Accents Edgelits.  Some Crochet Trim and 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon add a soft, flowing texture along the spiral binding.

Faux patina - journal 3

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I absolutely LOVE the look of the Gorgeous Grunge stripes with this technique!  You have to see it in person…photos don't do it justice!

Faux patina - journal 2

I used a label framelit from the Circle Card Thinlit set to cut out a window for the holder that was already adhered to the front and filled in the top and bottom spaces with Early Espresso card stock scraps.  The label is stamped with the word "dreams" from the Fabulous Phrases (wood) set in Early Espresso ink. 

Faux patina - post it holder

My next project is a Monogram Post-It Note Holder.  Check out the Four Seasons Post-It Note Holder to learn how to make it.  The base is made with Midnight Muse card stock and tied with a Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Faux patina - post it holder 3

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Step-by-Step Faux Patina Recipe:

I love the more traditional color of this project! 

Faux patina - post it holder 2

I finished off the note holder with a Morning Post (wood) monogram letter stamped in Midnight Muse on Whisper White.  I punched it with the Artisan Label Punch, then layered it onto another Artisan Label shape in Coastal Cabana (cut in half and moved to the edges).  That's popped up with Dimensionals over a Midnight Muse die-cut using the Chalk Talk Framelits.  Some Rhinestone Jewels add some sparkle.

Find all the supplies to create these projects & more at my Online Store!

Want To See More Faux Patina?  Mark Your Calendar For Faux Patina Week: September 16 – 22!



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3 thoughts on “Mark Your Calendars For Faux Patina Week!”

  1. I absolutely love your faux patina technique so much that I’ve saved all your ideas in a folder. I’ve already made some cards & they’re just so pretty, no 2 are alike when you change the color combination.

  2. I have saved all your ideas in doing Faux Patina technique on cards for future reference. You do such a wonderful display of all. Appreciate you soooo much.


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