Monday, July 9, 2012

Faux Petina Technique

I learned this great technique and just had to share it with you! It is so gorgeous! I love the different colors blended together...

 ...and the flecks of gold kissing the embossed details. How elegant! So, how do you create the Faux Petina look?

 First ink up your brayer with Crumb Cake ink, then roll it onto the upper half (the side with the logo on it) of your Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. If you don't have a brayer (like me!), you can just rub and pat your ink pad directly onto your folder.

Then put your Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock inside and run it through your Big Shot. Don't worry about your embossing folder, it comes completely clean with just a quick rinse. Even if you leave the ink on for a few days (like somebody you know *cough cough*).

Next, you sponge Marina Mist over the whole thing (it will look more blue than it does in the pic)......

 then lightly with Early Espresso. That last round of sponging really transforms it!

 The last step is the heat embossing. Take your Versamark pad and VERY lightly brush it over your beautiful card stock. Sprinkle your gold embossing powder on it (I brush off the excess, or spots that shouldn't have it, with a paintbrush), then heat set with your Heat Tool.

There is your beautiful Faux Petina! To see the blog I learned this from, or to see more colors used, click here! On the completed card I use the ever wonderful From My Heart set, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Pearls Jewels, Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Early Espresso Card Stock & Raspberry Ripple Ink in addition to the needed items used in the technique.

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Stamping!


  1. Jessica, love your card! Thanks for sharing the faux patina technique!

  2. Thanks, Jessica - it is a beautiful idea!