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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

September 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop

Welcome to the September 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this collaboration with fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrators because it’s a chance to explore new techniques and have fun experimenting. This month, we’re recreating the look of patina!

A real patina on metal is the result of a chemical reaction when it's exposed to air. Oxidation can occur on many different types of metals, but my favorite look is the green patina of copper--think Statue of Liberty! For this project, I gave myself a head start by using Rose Gold specialty paper, which has a layer of metallic foil on top. I added texture with the Timeworn Type embossing folder and then used a nail file to sand away the raised areas. Next, I added Soft Succulent ink to all the newly exposed white areas using a blending brush.

To give the surface more variation in color and a more realistic aged look, I then used sponge daubers to generously dab ink onto random areas: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cajun Craze, and more Soft Succulent. I did one color at a time and used the low setting on my heat tool to partially set the ink. I then buffed away the excess with a paper towel before applying the next color. Finally, I used the heat tool again to completely set everything, making sure the surface was no longer sticky with ink, and no more ink wiped off. The panel was then ready to be added to my card.

The image from the Full of Love stamp set was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I fussy cut it out and colored it with the following Blends Markers: Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Sweet Sorbet. As always, you can find the supply list link at the end of this post.


-Crumb Cake Cardstock

  • 8-1/2” (W) x 5-1/2” (H), scored at 4-1/4” along the long side

  • 3" (W) x 1/2" (H) for sentiment

-Soft Succulent cardstock

  • TWO 4” (W) x 5-1/4” (H)

-Rose Gold specialty paper

  • 3-3/4" (W) x 5" (H)

-Very Vanilla cardstock

  • 3-3/4" (W) x 5" (H)

  • scrap to fit image

The inside of the card has layers of cardstock and a simple stamped image.

Thank you for hopping to my site and checking out my project! I hope you’ll have a chance to try this technique with us.

Click the NEXT button to see Joann Pollock’s awesome project!


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