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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2 Challenge #2-Faux Patina

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This week’s challenge over at Studio L3 is to use the Faux Patina technique from Tim’s book, p 58.

I’m not so much into crafting with metal, and when I use it, I actually prefer the original metal (bronze, copper, or whatever). But since I’m participating in these challenges, I decided to give it the old college try. I’m still not thrilled with it (I used a lock and key from Tim’s stuff, already in my stash; other trinkets may have been more impressive with the technique).

I made the background (glossy card stock) using the technique with alcohol ink that is described on the same page as the Faux Patina. I just randomly chose some colors, and then I was “stuck” with those colors for the rest of the tag, so I made it work.

The heart was cut from Tim’s Movers and Shapers die. The journaling is computer-generated. I used one of Tim’s journaling tickets, stamped with one of his stamps. I also used one of the little tickets I created using Tim’s ticket strip die (see earlier blog post), and the back of the ticket is also inked and stamped with the tiny keys. I colored the heart with one of the two Distress Ink markers I own (Broken China). I coated the heart with Glossy Accents and attached it with a tiny clothespin from Hobby Lobby.

The larger flower was white. I colored it with Wild Honey Distress Ink and then inked it with Distress Ink.

I am going to give this tag to my hubby for permanent display on his desk! He really does have the key to my heart (since I was 12—I know, but it’s true)!

14 comments:

Kirstin said...

You rocked this!! I love it!! Seriously - WOW!!

julie c said...

You made it work, indeed! So much detail, I love it!

julie c said...

You made it work, indeed! So many awesome details, I love it!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this! I think you did a wonderful job on it!

Lisa H said...

I think it looks great! I'm sure your husband will appreciate it. =)

KatBug said...

This is awesome!!!

KatBug said...

I really love the techniques you used on this tag !

Marjie Kemper said...

Looks great, Barb! Love the key dangling from the keyhole.

EmeralDQueen said...

I love the work you do, very nice tag.

Linda Ledbetter said...

It really is lovely, Barbara, and though it's not your favorite technique, no one would ever guess that, seeing what a great job you did with it. Your husband will be delighted!!!

Kathy said...

Great tag...I know hubby will love it. I certainly do.

Ann said...

Fabulous tag there is just so much detail & what a wonderful sentiment too!!
Hugs, Ann-R xx

artbyvic said...

Gorgeous piece!

Katy said...

Wow!! The patina came out great! Beautiful tag! :)