Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Faux Patina

This week in the Compendium of Curiosities challenge we were to try Tim Holtz's faux patina technique from p. 58 of his book. I used both versions of the technique on my card. The background is done with the faux patina technique. I also used the technique on the metal spinner and gears and on metal tape on the balloon sections. The stamps are all from Tim's Remnants set. I have to admit that I didn't expect such great results on the metal. I know Tim's was spectacular, but it seemed too easy to be true. I'll be doing this technique again!

5 comments:

Terry said...

I just keep forgetting about that stamp set! Wow, this is fabulous! Love what you did witht he balloon and talk about a perfect faux patina! Too cool!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, this is awesome! Barbara, the entire piece is so beautifully vintage, and you did a great job with the faux patina. I love this!!!

Ann said...

Hi Barbara - Your card is simply stunning, I just love everything about it!!
Hugs Ann-R xx

artbyvic said...

Fantastic! I love how you "dolled up" the balloon!

Sara Jansen said...

What a beautiful card! I love the colors and contrast. Nice piece.