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)!
You rocked this!! I love it!! Seriously - WOW!!
You made it work, indeed! So much detail, I love it!
You made it work, indeed! So many awesome details, I love it!
Love this! I think you did a wonderful job on it!
I think it looks great! I'm sure your husband will appreciate it. =)
This is awesome!!!
I really love the techniques you used on this tag !
Looks great, Barb! Love the key dangling from the keyhole.
I love the work you do, very nice tag.
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!!!
Great tag...I know hubby will love it. I certainly do.
Fabulous tag there is just so much detail & what a wonderful sentiment too!!
Hugs, Ann-R xx
Wow!! The patina came out great! Beautiful tag! :)
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