Faux Metal Noel

I struggled with the name of this technique — it’s not the faux metal I learned so long ago, it’s more of a faux metal patina.  But that didn’t sound very appealing for a Christmas card!  When I looked back at a card we made four years ago, I was amazed how really different they are.  Perhaps this card doesn’t even look like weathered metal, but trust me that it is quite beautiful in real life.


This card was one of our Inkspiration Saturday cards earlier this month.  You can see the gallery here.  There are so many variables with this technique that it’s probably impossible to get the same look twice.  And so it was with the dozens of these cards made on October 1!

When eavesdropping on this table, I wasn’t surprised to hear grumbling and dissatisfaction about how the panel was evolving.  I heard a naughty word more than once!  However, they all experienced that WOW moment when the panel was placed against the Old Olive card front:  a transformation!  It’s all about the context.  More about that later.

You can find the original SplitCoastStampers tutorial on Faux Patina here.

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