Thursday, April 26, 2012

Faux Patina for the Birds

Well I see that Blogger has changed and some of this is difficult for us "young at heart," but old in brain!  Anyway Linda is taking us on a new inking adventure at this week's CC2C#2 is all about Faux Patina and you can find all the instructions on page 58 of Tim's book!  Angie, a good friend of Linda's, is offering a generous prize for this challenge, so go take a look and join in!
All stamps are from Artistic Outpost and this month their referral program is "For the Birds" and a nice prize is going to go to someone!  I used the stamps from Birds of A Feather and Typography.  This will also take flight over Simon Says Stamp and Show "Your Favorite Word."  Ok, I know there are three words, but it has one meaning!
Now out of respect to Tim, I cannot give out any details about the actual technique, but I can tell you a little about the card.  The brown frame and background was inked with Frayed Burlap, embossed with Tim's need Texture Fades and then highlighted with Opalite Artic Emerald, covered in clear embossing powder and then heat set.  I was looking for a patina look all the way around!  The green "Faux Patina" background was embossed and the I highlighted with Archival Sepia, covered in clear EP and heat set.
I hope everyone is doing well and plans for a great weekend!  Thank you so much for visiting today!

Alcohol Inks:  Pearl, Stream, Bottle, Lettuce
Inks: Archival Coffee, Sepia, Distress Frayed Burlap, Opalite Artic Emerald, Stazon Timber Brown

51 comments:

kathy/North Carolina said...

So gorgeous...and it really does look like old metal. Cool!

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

lynne said...

Hi Terry
This definitely has the appearance of metal that has been neglected in a garden or shed for many a year.
Stunning results.
Wishes
Lynne

Mihaela said...

Beautiful work, love how the bird came out!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! The Faux Patina looks fab, love all the added embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Artistic Outpost!

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, great colours! Valerie

JoAnne said...

Love how that turned out Terry! Just beautiful!

Yvonne Garner said...

Outstanding work Terry! A lovely work of art. Bravo! Yvonne

BarbaraW said...

This is fabulous. It's a perfect technique to go with your image. Great card.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Terry! Love the results from that technique!

Netty said...

Loving your fabulous tag, loving the technique and great design. Hugs Annette x

Ira Huberts said...

I had to take a really close look Terry because I thought you used real mesh on your stunning tag, but you didn't! Supercool!

Marjie Kemper said...

It's beautiful, Terry! Love your gorgeous color combo and how you've used the new EFs.

Sherry Edwards said...

Lovely project Terry and I love how yuo've worked that embossed background - great colour too! I ducked out of the challenge this week as I didn't have all the products - I know I could have improvised, but didn't - lol. I'll try to join in next week xx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Truly beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :))

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Truly beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog too :))

Dan said...

Great embossed background and I love the faux metal patina effect! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Pam said...

Very cool texture. I still don't have Tim's new book. Guess I'm missing out!! Look's great!

Mrs.B said...

Love this card Terry, and a fabulous technique. Stunning.
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Debi said...

well you certainly got that technique sorted ! :-) a fab card I love how it looks, Debi x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Again a lovely creation Terry!

greetings, Alie :-)

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning Hun,love that stamp and the background effective is amazing hun,love it hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful! Love the look of your Patina technique. Wonderful images too- just love the background!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Life is indeed good, especially when we get to look at art that's this beautiful! Great work on the challenge, Terry, and that gorgeous background looks like jade!

Chris Arlington said...

AWESOME !!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, great background and wonderful texture.

Sandra said...

Love the green background! It's so pretty! Stunning card!

Ann said...

Hi Terry.....another fab creation!!
I haven't done mine yet :D...Wish me luck, Hugs, Ann xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous, love the textures and the layers. The faux metal looks super.
Yvonne x

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fantastic job you did with Tim's technique. Those stamps have always been a favorite of mine. Well done Terry.
Hugs Lynn

Cazro said...

Gorgeous work Terry, love it all. Caz

Lisa said...

Oh, I love this gorgeous card! That embossed background is awesome! I have to work this weekend, but I'm hoping I can squeeze this one in. Love yours!

artbyvic said...

Simply fantastic!

Carol said...

Fabulous! Love your use of the wire looking texture fade.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Haven't bought my copy of the book yet. Maybe soon.
Rinda

Kim said...

Love this Terry. Your art is always beautiful.

Vada said...

Outstanding Work Terry.
Hugs Vada

Linda R said...

WOW! This looks amazing. That faux patina looks wonderful. Such a wonderful work of art my friend..

Hugs~

Heather said...

LOve the texture and colors..as well as the technique used...just fabulous!! Thanks for sharing the info...I will check it out!!
Definitely looks like metal..and I want to try it!!
Hugs!!

Maria said...

Oh wowsers! This is absolutely amazing, Terry! Love your take on the challenge--this is what I wanted mine to look like. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Elaine said...

Fabulous work Terry well done hugs Elaine

Michelle said...

Stunning! I love the colors and the theme.

CuddlyBunny said...

Hi Terry! I LOVE this piece! The colors are gorgeous and your textures ... OUI! Delicious!

Your Funky and Frilly piece is fantastic, too, and the Lady Butterfly piece is just amazing!

Have a great week!

Michele said...

the background is stunning; you did the technique to perfection. a beautiful piece overall. have a great week Terry! xo

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Terry! Wonderful patina and what a perfect design.

Shirl said...

A stunning piece Terry, love the stamp.

Hugs Shirley x x

Brenda Brown said...

Just fabulous work Terry, such a great technique.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sugar Lump Studios said...

the texture, color and design is amazing Terry! it does look like metal! and the "green" is my favorite color (as you know)! Happy Wednesday!

Wendy said...

Hi Terry, that's so cool! Beautiful work, I love the colors and textures. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Hugs, Wendy

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is glorious! That faux patina looks great, and I love artwork with birds. Am very jealous at the mo as I hear you and Brenda are meeting up - you lucky girls!

Lucy x

Donna Ellis said...

The gold is just beautiful on the embossing and the bird is beautifully displayed! Stunning!

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