Wednesday, September 11, 2013

artist spotlight Angie Leach fellow stampin up demonstrator

Faux Patina Embossing How-Tos by Angie Leach 

I was really impressed with these ideas from her blog
her color combinations are wonderful.

Here is what she says:
"The key to this technique is layering colors to get the look you want.  
Patina 001
I lightly inked one side of the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder with Crumb Cake ink and ran it through the Big Shot.
Patina 002
Next, I sponged Marina Mist ink over the piece to bring out the embossed details.
Patina 003
Then, I sponged on some Always Artichoke, which turned it a pretty teal color and accentuated the embossing even more.  I focused on the embossed areas, trying to leave some of the lighter areas in-between.
Patina 004
Finally, I sponged on Early Espresso ink to darken the entire piece.  You can really change the look of the texture by how much ink you sponge between the designs.  I created a more splotchy and random look on this one.
Now, we're done with the color, but we'll add some heat embossing to make it really pop!
Patina 005
Since I just added all of that ink, I want to make sure to soak up any remaining moisture with the Embossing Buddy before I add my embossing powder. 
Patina 006
Lightly rub the VersaMark Ink Pad over the top of the embossed design, then sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder.  If you get too much on the design, use a soft, fluffy brush to remove some.  Heat-set the powder with the Heat Tool.  Your finished piece should look something like this...
Patina 008
I almost think I like my background better than the box! 
Patina swatches
Swatch Color Recipes
  • Swatch #1: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
  • Swatch #2: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Bravo Burgundy, Early Espresso
  • Swatch #3: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant
  • Swatch #4: Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray
  • Swatch #5: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey
  • Swatch #6: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
  • Swatch #7: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey
  • Swatch #8: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush, Basic Grey"

See her video  

Angie is so creative


toocoolstamping said...

The faux patina technique is so much fun! Thanks so much for the spotlight, Sherrill! You've been inspiring me with your blog for years! :-D

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it! TFS!