Saturday, September 13, 2014

From the Heart - Rustic Faux Patina Tutorial

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at the wonderful challenge blog Frilly and Funkie!! This time the theme is FROM THE HEART. They have asked us to create a vintage project that has hearts as the focal point. I wanted to do something a little different, so instead of making heart embellishments the focal point, I decided to make a heart background as the focal point.

If you stick around, I will show you how I created my Rustic Faux Patina heart background, but for now, here are some images and info on the finished card. I apologize, but the pictures are kind of dark, I had to turn off one of the spotlights in order to catch all the shimmer.


If you have time, zoom in and have a closer look, the colours and textures look so fabulous up close. To see a super sized version, just right click the image, open link in new tab.


- I made the flower heart embellishment by cutting out a heart frame from cardboard and painting it white. Then I just starting glueing on many many little wired flower buds and pearl stamens in rows until it was nice and full.

- The white roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I lightly coloured all of the flowers with Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet and Spiced Marmalade.


- I attached bronze metal corner protectors, a couple of bronze brads and a bronze filigree flourish for some added interest. I dabbed a little white paint on the metal bits to dull them down. I didn't want them pulling focus from the background too much.

- For the base layer I used the Prima Mini Triangles stamp with Gathered Twigs, the I did some blending with Victorian Velvet, Frayed Burlap and a couple swooshes of Spiced Marmalade.


- It's hard to tell, but the two pearls nesting amongst the flowers are actually hearts. Too cute, right!
- The flourish is Marianne Designs Garden Branch



How did I do that?

Step 1 - Emboss a piece of white card stock using the Cuttlebug Heart Blocks embossing folder.

Step 2 - Sprinkle some Stampendous embossing enamel Shabby White and Aged Bronze onto the paper and heat it from underneath so it doesn't all blow away.

Step 3 - Do the same with the Ranger Enamel Ware embossing powder. Make sure to cover some of your white areas, it will act as a resist for the ink so the panel has some light areas with just metallic glitter visible.


Step 4 - Use a pair of scissors to cut the panel into small sections. I just followed the lines of the embossed pattern.

Step 5 - Using Tim Holtz Distress inks Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs and Victorian Velvet, cover each piece with some of all three inks. I made sure to overlap the colours to make a wonderful orange in some spots. It is a great match to the bronze embossing enamel (which has an reddish-orange colour to it).


Step 6 - Using a distress tool, give all of the edges a bit of a rough look. It gives it more of a vintage feel when you put it back together.

Step 7 - The fun part! Arrange your hearts in a pattern that will equal out evenly up and down. This took a little work, since the hearts are not all the same size, but I ended up with a square just under 4.75".

Step 8 - Cut a piece of card stock the same size as your arranged hearts (I used 4.75" square), colour it with Gathered Twigs and glue all of your pieces on. I let them hang a couple millimetres off the edges, so the paper underneath wasn't visible around the outside.

Step 9 - Take whatever dark brown matte ink mist you have available ( I used Tattered Angels - Plain Jane Cardboard) and give the entire panel a couple of squirts, then buff it off with a dry cloth. This will sink into the creases and help highlight all of your wonderful shimmers.

That's all there is to it, now bake for 20 minutes...just kidding! lol


The last tutorial shot was taken before I added the spray, and below is the finished card with the dark brown spray added. You can see what a difference the spray makes!! It really gives it an aged vintage feel.


I am also entering my Rustic Faux Patina card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


100 comments:

  1. Simply stunning and probably one of the best cards ever created ( well after your Autumn one of course). Oh Pamellia my jaw has dropped to the floor with this one,it's so special,I love frantage,it's gives such a wonderful finish. You are out there on your own in the world of card making :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend

    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Donna! You make me smile with every visit! big crafty hugs to you! :)

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  2. Hi Lovely! FABULOUS!!!! This is amazing! I can't stop looking at it! I'm definitely stealing this one and will be trying it ASAP! The textures, the colours, I'm in heaven!! Thank you for explaining how to achieve this gorgeous look. I'll let you into a secret.. I nearly bought this folder ones but thought it was a bit mediocre as now looook! It's amazing. I've said it before.. It's not the tools you use it is your own creativity that makes art! Gorgeous!!
    Big hugs, speak soon! Xxx

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    1. Oh Ingrid, you always cheer me up with your kind words! This is actually a highly neglected embossing folder on my part. I'm glad I was able to find a good use for it! Big bear hugs and happy weekend :)

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  3. Hiya What gorgeous card love the details and you got MESSY YAYYYYYYY!!!!!!! best kind of crafting hehehe
    Brilliant step by step tut as always have a fab weekend (I will have a card very soon I promise)
    Jacki x

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    1. Thanks Jacki!! Have a great weekend and I will keep my eyes open for your next wonderful creation! big hugs :)

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  4. I am blown away again Pamellia at your creativity!! xx

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    1. Thank you sooooo much Sarah!! big hugs and have a great weekend! :)

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  5. Wow, wow, wow....and wow again! This is one of the coolest techniques I have seen in a long, long time! It looks like an old frescoe....simply divine. Your creativity and attention to little details is praiseworthy!

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    1. Wow Kathy! What a wonderful compliment! Thank you so much! big bear hugs :)

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  6. Such a lot of work and skill involved here, Pamellia to have created something so beautiful! Absolutely exquisite!
    Thank you for joining us at the Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge. Jane xx

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  7. Oh my goodness Pamellia! There are no words to actually describe how beautiful and stunning this card is!!! I am so amazed with your talent and attention to all the little details! And of course thank you so very much for the tutorial!! I was a little bit behind with my visits to your blog, had a couple of hectic days, but I made sure I check it pretty much first thing I got up today! Big hugs until your next stunning project :)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Samra! I always enjoy reading your comments, you are just such a sweetheart! Have a great weekend, big hugs my friend! :)

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  8. FABULOUS creation Pamellia, love it and wow it looks and sounds like a lot of work well paid off...you amaze me my friend, you are so talented....re the blog, yes I do it all in paint shop pro, the backing and the header I do myself. I used to test digital tutorials for writers and learnt a lot so it's all digitally designed.xxx

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. First of all, thank you for the lovely compliment! Second of all, OF COURSE YOU DID IT YOURSELF!!!!! Why am I not a single bit surprised!! You are such a super talented lady Annie, I am inspired by you and your work!! big bear hugs and fab weekend to you my friend! :)

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  9. Wow, this is so pretty. I am loving the faux patina. Your added details are so perfect.

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  10. A stunning card and the textures are gorgeous.
    Yvonne

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  11. Wow, what fantastic work you have done with this card, absolutely stunning, I love it!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Stunning Card! I can't find the words...

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    1. I think you just did! Thanks so much Loreal! :)

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  13. WOW! This is stunning Pamellia. The way you have created the heart panel is amazing, the colours, textures and sparkle are so beautiful. I love the detailing you have added with such a delicate touch so as not to distract from your wonderful heart background.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sue! You're so sweet! hugs :)

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  14. OMGosh this is stunning Pamellia! I LOVE your faux patina background, the embossed hearts look amazing! Absolutely gorgeous details! Thanks for the tutorial and thanks so much for joining us over at MAWTT for our texture challenge! :)
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! Have a great weekend! big hugs :)

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  15. Hi Pamellia
    My goodness, I would've had to have a cuppa, cake and a lie down with all this effort lol! Stunning card though. The shimmer looks amazing.
    Have a great weekend Pamellia.
    Ang x

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    1. haha, thanks Ang! You're the best! Have a great weekend, bear hugs :)

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  16. Just when I think you cannot get any better, you do! This is a jaw dropingly gorgeous card. I keep going back to look at the glorious shimmer. A truly stunning card..... Anne xx

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    1. You are so sweet! Thank you Anne! Have a fab weekend, big bear hugs :)

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  17. Hi pamelia!
    Another fabulous creative week for you! This one is so gorgeous! a lot of work on it! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs! see you next week!

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  18. You have WoW' d me again! Amazing project- love this card idea and the shimmer- and the beautiful embellishments too : )

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  19. Stunning, love all the texture, beautiful. Just letting you know that there's a new challenge going to starting 4 Jan 2015 over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. Love you to become a follower would be great, there's a DT Call happening too, grab our badge while you if you like to, really hope to see you join us, many thanks xx
    ~ Denise ~
    Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
    My Blog{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

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  20. Another wowser. Really love this card xx

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  21. I don't even know where to begin, Pamellia! I guess I'll start off by saying that I REALLY wish I could see and touch that amazing background panel in person. Your technique is absolutely inspired and I can't wait to try it. You've expertly embellished and adorned your background, with all of your elements seamlessly coming together into a lovely work of art! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Frilly and Funkie!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Nancy! What an amazing compliment!! big bear hugs :)

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  22. So STUNNING, Pamellia! And what a great tutorial, too!

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  23. Gorgeous card Pamellia. The amount of detail is amazing in all your creations. Thanks for the tutorial. Loll xx

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  24. This is this is my 3rd visit.....remembering to leave a comment this time! I was speechless when I visited before, just stunned by how beautiful this creation was, fabulous technique producing such a gorgeous effect....I might be CASEing for my nieces wedding. WOW Pamellia! Ruth x

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    1. Wow Ruth! What a wonderful thing to say!! I would be honoured if you CASEd my card, and I sure would love to see what you create! Thank you so much for making me smile this morning! big hugs :)

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  25. You are one creative lady! What more can I say, your work is stunning and this is just right out of the top drawer. Please do something average soon to make the rest of us feel better! Lol. Nikki xx ps hoping to get something in the post this week, sorry been busy!

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    1. Aahhh, Nikki you are so sweet, thank you!! Please don't go to any bother on my account, we have busy lives and I don't want to add to that. Big crafty hugs! :)

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  26. This is stunning I love the idea behind it too, very clever.....Gorgeous card....xx

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  27. My oh my , what patience you have Pamellia and what inspiration you give to us, such a wonderful project with such wonderful detail and tutorial , thank you .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  28. Gosh all the work and patience you must have Pamellia but what a stunning result at the end of it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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    1. Thanks Shirley! It's easy to have patience when you move slow as molasses, haha! hugs :)

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  29. This is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for our texture challenge over at MAWTT. Thank you so much for joining us. Hazel L. x

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  30. Véry impressive Pamellia! A lot of work but it pays off, it is gorgious!!

    Thank you for joining us at the Anything Embossing challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs
    Jannie

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  31. This is stunning Pameillia, I love the way you have created your beautiful background - it looks little little mother of pearl tiles, thank you for the step by step tutorial. I just love all of the wonderful details.
    Pauline
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    1. Thank you so much Pauline! Happy Sunday! hugs :)

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  32. Oh wow, this is simply stunning!!!

    Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Sunday

    Hugs from

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

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  33. Gorgeous card Pamellia, love the texture you created.
    Avril xx

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  34. Here I am...shaking my head in disbelief again!! Pamellia--you are so special in your talents and in your sweetness. I would love to be a bird perched on your windowsill watching you create. Your creative mind in boundless, and we are blessed that you share your creativity with us! By the way, this is just one more of the many gorgeous pieces I have seen of yours. And to think you have only been doing this a couple of months. You ROCK the crafting world! Sara Emily

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Sara! You are so sweet! What a wonderful way to start my week!! big hugs :)

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  35. I'm speechless ... This is just so beautiful and creative ... Patience us a virtue and you have it in bucket loads to go through these processes ... The result is totally stunning!

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    1. Thank you so much Ros!! What a nice compliment! big hugs :)

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  36. Wow... I have never seen this technique for making a background before and it is absolutely stunning. You can tell you have put a lot of love and time into creating it, and it has been complemented lovely by your choice of embellishments. Sally.x.

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  37. Wow.... don't know where I have been...??? In BRAIN FOG HAVEN for sure... LOL... I just came over here and saw three absolutely wonderful entries on this GREAT BLOG, and it has taken me a long time to absorb all the pretties... This is so very wonderful the way you have created this background... it is lovely Pamellia... I love it with all my HEART... have to try this one too.. I love your techniques and the results are breath takingly wonderful... I love your work... but I think you know that anyway... thanks so much for being YOU... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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    1. Oh Bonnie, your comments always bring me such happiness! Thank you so much my friend! big hugs :)

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  38. Wow is right! What a fantastic background. Thank you for sharing the details on how you did it. The colors are perfect too and it is just breathtaking.
    Joan

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  39. This is stunning. Such a lot of work but a beautiful result

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

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  40. such a lot of work and such a lot of detail but WOW what an impressive result it is fabulous really looks like metal -fantastic
    Carol x

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  41. There are almost no words to describe how perfect this is - stratospherically beautiful Pamellia!!!!! MUST give this a go as the results are incredible. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  42. I'm incredibly impressed with the way you created these beautiful heart tiles, Pamellia! What a divine work of art you have created here. I'm sure it was very time-consuming but it looks like you had a blast creating this technique and bringing it to life. Thanks so much for the inspiration to be more creative! Always a pleasure to have you joining in the fun with us over at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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    1. Thank you so much Linda, I just love your challenges! hugs :)

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  43. omgosh! this is a gorgeous piece of art!!! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  44. Amazing creation with very detailed tutorial. Thank you very much for this. I love how creative you are and that you think outside the box. It's precious to learn all your "tricks". :D Hugs! xx

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  45. This is so beautiful! I love those stunning hearts - they must have taken you a while but I love the effect!
    Rebecca.

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  46. Wow this technique is totally amazing. It looks like mother of pearl. One stunning card. You are super talented lady.
    Julie x

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  47. Absolutely stunning! I agree you fabulously used the least used EF in my collection and created a fabulous beauty. I too am reminded of some vintage mother of pearl boxes! Your work is such an inspiration!
    ...Jan

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  48. Absolutely beautiful Pamelia! I was impressed that you took the time to cut up, ink and arrange the hearts, but the result is so worth it! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  49. this is such a beautiful and soft card x love the delicate feel to this x thanks for joining us at frilly and funkie

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  50. Congratulations!!!! Enjoy using that gift certificate! Happy hugs! Sara Emily

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