Monday, October 21, 2013

Patina Technique

Patina Technique -
Embossing folder and Big Shot
Neutral cardstock ( I used Crumb Cake)
Neutral ink - light shade ( I used Crumb Cake)
Blue ink ( I used Island Indigo)
Green ink ( I used Always Artichoke)
Neutral ink  - dark shade ( I used Early Espresso)
Versamark ink pad
Metallic embossing powder (I used Pewter)
Heat gun

 Ink the embossing folder by rubbing the ink pad on the side part that has the Stampin Up Logo.   Place the card stock in the folder and run it through the Big Shot.  This will ink up the embossed areas.

 Sponge on the blue ink - covering the whole sheet of card stock. 

 Sponge on the green ink - this will give it the turquoise patina color ( the photo looks more 'green' than the actual card stock did).

 Sponge on the dark neutral color. 

Let dry completely - there is a lot of ink on the card stock and the embossing powder will stick to areas you don't want it if it is not dry.  You can dry faster using a heat gun or use the Embossing Buddy to pat the card stock to absord the moisture.
Once dry- tap areas gently with the Versamark ink pad.  You do ot want a lot of solid metallic areas so just lightly.  Add the metallic embossing powder.  If there is too much in some areas you can brush it off with your fingers or a tissue. 
Heat emboss.

You can see some cards using this technique here