Faux Patina Week: Pretty Prints Sunset Blend

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Hi Stamping Friends!

It's Day 4 of my Fabulous Faux Patina Week!  Are you feeling inspired!  Have you tried Faux Patina?  I'd love to hear what you think in the Comments Section below (click here to comment if you're reading this by email).  Your comment also gives you a chance to win a Monogrammed Post-It Notes Holder.

All of my Faux Patina projects use the same basic technique that you can learn on my Faux Patina Video Tutorial.  You can find more info on the technique at my Faux Patina Resource Page.

Faux Patina Technique Supply List

Here's a quick reference list of the main ingredients you'll need to
try Faux Patina on your own.  Assuming you already have the Big Shot and a Heat Tool, here are the other items you'll need:

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Faux Patina Week Fun!

I've got lots of exciting things going on this week.  See my Faux Patina Fun Page for complete details:


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you to everyone who left comments on my blog post yesterday!  I used
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Congratulations to… DEBBIE who wrote:

"These color combos are stunning. Such a creative technique with beautiful results."

I'm giving away another Post-It Note Holder tomorrow, so be sure to leave a comment today on my blog post (<<<click here if you're reading this in an email to get to my post).


Pretty prints sunset - two cool

Each pair of two cool projects I'm showing this week started with a
1/4 sheet of either Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock.  I created
the background on the sheet first, then cut up the sheet to use on two
separate creations.

Today's creations show another beautiful blend of colors on a texture that you might not think of using when doing the Faux Patina: the new Pretty Prints Folder from the Holiday Catalog.

Pretty prints sunset - butterfly

I started with a Strawberry Slush card base that's layered with Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock.  

Pretty prints sunset - butterfly 2

(click to enlarge to see the details up close)

I love the vanilla Pretty Prints texture detail on the background, and that butterfly is so brilliant and awesome!  I die-cut it with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die from my Faux Patina sheet, created with gorgeous colors from a sunset.  Here's how…

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I added a 5th color to the mix and I love how it turned out.  Don't be afraid to add additional colors that will blend well with each other.  The more ink you add, the richer the details and the more distinct the texture becomes.

I finished off the card with a Sweet Essentials (wood) sentiment in Early Espress, a Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon and Pearl Jewels.

Pretty prints sunset - bottle 

For my second project, I thought I'd try using the background as elements to alter an old frappuccino bottle.  Now it's all ready to fill with candy for a thoughtful gift!

Pretty prints sunset - bottle 3

First, I wrapped the bottle with some Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, then I cut a smaller piece of my Faux Patina background and tied it around over the top. 

Pretty prints sunset - bottle 5

Here you can see where I die-cut the ends of my paper with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, then punched a hole with the Itty Bitty Shapes circle punch for the Very Vanilla Seam Binding to thread through.  The ribbon goes underneath the textured element, then ties in a bow on the back.  I used some adhesive behind it to keep it in place, too.

Pretty prints sunset - bottle 2

The front of the bottle features an image from Label Love (wood), that's colored with Early Espresso, Calypso Coral and Primrose Petals ink, then punched with the coordinating Artisan Label Punch

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I popped up that focal point on a Deco Labels Collection Framelits die-cut in Early Espresso, and I added just a small strip of my Faux Patina paper to the center of it. 

I finished it with Pearl Jewels!

Pretty prints sunset - bottle 4

Don't forget to decorate the top of the jar when you alter it!  I punched out a 1-3/8" Circle and adhered it with Multipurpose Glue.  It's all in the little details!

Do You Have A Question About Faux Patina?

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for Day 5 of Fabulous Faux Patina Week when I'll be doing a little Q&A on the questions I've received about Faux Patina.  Leave your questions and comments below for your chance to win a Monogram Post-It Holder!



7 thoughts on “Faux Patina Week: Pretty Prints Sunset Blend”

  1. I think these are my favorite projects so far this week. I love the faux patina with this embossing folder. And I love that you are “recycling” the jar. Hmm, this project may give me an excuse to go buy some of those yummy frappacinos!


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