Saturday 27 July 2013

Tutorial Day and BINGO round three.:-)

Hello everybody,

Today is tutorial day and it is my turn to share something new with you. I know it might not be new for all you talented card makers but it was new to me , so maybe some newbie card makers will benefit from this.

Today's technique is called the Faux Patina technique.

Let's start

1.Take an embossing folder and ink it up with the lightest shade or brown or beige ink you have .I used Antique Linen distress ink. Take your cardstock panel and emboss it .Since this technique is meant to give an antique-y,grungy look, it's better to use an ornate design.I used the Spellbinders M-bossabilities -Flora

2. Take Broken china distress ink and apply it on the raised areas randomly. We are not covering the whole design but just adding the colour in at some places.

3.Now take your Shabby Shutters distress ink and add colour in the blank spots. Blend both the colours well.

4.Take your brown distress ink.I chose to go for Tea dye and a touch of Vintage photo and blend it in with the blue and the green.

Let your panel air -dry or use a heat tool to dry the inks before doing the next step.

5.Take your Versamark or any other embossing pad and using a light hand rub the ink in some random places. Again, random is the key. We just want the ink on some spots and not the whole background.

6.Use any metallic embossing powder and heat it with your heating tool.I think Metallic Gold looks best on a green and blue base but try it with silver or bronze too.

Also you are not restricted to these colours. Try the same technique with different colours and see what you like.I deliberately chose to use more browns than greens and blues because I need it for a specific project.If you like cleaner yet pretty projects, use a light hand while applying and blending inks.

You can find all these products at Crafters Corner.

Okay now,that is over with,the part that you guys are actually waiting for.Yes,round three of BINGO.I am going to give you two products here ,but for the rest you will have to visit my blog

 My  first product has to be Gesso. If you like altering things and maybe want to try your hand at mixed media,Gesso is your friend.You can find a good quality product at our store here and its economical to boot!
The second product is Embossing Powders. We have a wide variety of embossing powders from opaque to metallic to glitter. You can find the whole range here. The exciting news is that now we also carry Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powders which are gorgeous two toned powders. Don't forget to check them out.
For the rest,come over to my blog.See you there and best of luck!




  1. Gorgeous tutorial...I have never tried this, so this is new to me as well :)thanks so,much for sharing...

  2. wow....Lovely Bg ...thanks for sharing this beautiful technique...!!

  3. It's a fabulous tutorial Pallavi!...Never tried this technique before but seeing your beautiful results I definitely have to give this a try!...Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Thanks a lot Pallavi ,for introducing me to such wonderful technique !

  5. Nice technique Pallavi! Thanks for sharing it :)

  6. wow....such a nice n beautiful outlook with embossing folders....

  7. Awesome Tute Pallavi.......


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