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Friday, May 24, 2013

Faux Verdigris Tutorial

Here is the tutorial for my Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop card featuring a faux verdigris technique and OWH sketch #68.

This is the sketch I used from Operation Write Home's sketches.  Whenever I have lost my creative mojo, I find that looking through sketches will often get my creativity going again.

The faux verdigris technique was inspired by a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.  I modified the technique by changing the colors.

After using Stampin' Up!'s new Modern Mosaic embossing folder (129984  $7.95) on Very Vanilla card stock, I sponged Tempting Turquoise classic ink randomly across the card stock.  Be sure to leave some white areas and create some areas that are darker.  You can see this step on the left side of the picture.  Then sponge Always Artichoke across the entire piece of card stock as shown on the right side of the picture.  There should be some areas with only Tempting Turquoise, some only Always Artichoke and others with a blending of the two colors.

Add Calypso Coral in a few places.  Then darken the edges and some random areas with Soft Suede.  You can always go back and add more Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke, Calypso Coral or Soft Suede to fit your artist's eye.  I loved how the edges of the Modern Mosaic pattern really showed up with the sponging.  The last optional step is to lightly tap Versamark ink on the entire piece and add gold embossing powder.

The flower is made using Stampin' Up!'s This and That Epic Day Designer Series Paper (130814  $10.95).   I used the following punches:  Blossom (125603  $16.95), 1 1/4" Scallop Circle (127811  $15.95), 7/8" Scallop Circle (129404  $12.95).  The center of the flower is one of the Antique Brads (117273  $5.95).  This is my favorite collection of brads!

The sentiment comes from Stampin' Up!'s Lacy and Lovely stamp set (122887  $17.95).  This is a versatile stamp set that I have used for many different projects including this Live in the Sunshine card.

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Creatively yours,

Sharon Cheng
Richland Hills, TX
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ladypainter44 said...

these are great cards and I enjoyed this site too! have a great MD weekend! God Bless us all.

Rufus said...

I was right about how you created the background, but had guessed wrong on some of the colors used. Love the look! And that EF just went onto my loooong wish list.

cbcotton said...

Such a clever idea and outside of the box thinking just love how the colors all compliment each other. TFS

Pat Y said...

Great technique. I'll have to try this one.

Kelley said...

Thank you for the instructions! Now back to the OWH hop. Have a great weekend.

pta4him said...

wow I love that technique, can't wait to try it.