25 January 2013

Friday Focus

For this week's Friday Focus at Frilly and Funkie I've made my first foray into the world of Vintaj Patinas.  (Our Friday Focus 15% off products at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is Vintaj Patinas.) Having played a little and watched the various tutorials which are available (you can see one of them HERE) I considered the possibility of doing something similar, and promptly rejected that. Then, a eureka moment! and I had something which you can use as a background or to make embellishments from.


And guess what the Patina embossed background/leaves started life as? Nothing more than basic mirrored card!!! Now this took me a while to figure out and I'm not putting you through that, so here's a 'how it's done' for you to follow if you want to achieve a similar look.

For this demo I used the Weathered Copper set, but there are a number of other colour combos to play with too. Start by adding the Vintaj Patinas to your pre-embossed shiny card or metal foil. These may look like alcohol inks but they're not, acting more like very fast drying paints and are opaque. Put a few drops of the first colour (Jade) onto your craftmat and apply to your card with a brush. A little goes a long way and you don't need to be very precise. Don't dry it because as you add the next layers (Moss, then Verdigris) they blend a little.

Try to create a more streaky feel if you want all the colours to show through at the end. Allow them to dry or use your heat gun. Next, take some wire wool and rub gently over the top to remove the Patinas from the raised areas. Finally take your Sepia Archival Ink and rub it over the top so that it catches the exposed card (and some of the Patina areas too). I tried Silver and Gold card and they both came out the same. It only matters if you want to leave some of the original card exposed. When finished I patted my anti-static bag over the whole lot.

I used some for the background and also die cut some for use as leaves. A touch of Treasure Gold (Rennaissance) around the edges added to the aged look. So then what? Two freebie postcard images (courtesy of The Graphics Fairy) were dabbed with DS Old Paper and Brushed Cordrouy and edged with DI Walnut Stain. The birds (Tim Holtz' Paris Collection and Inkylicious) were stamped in Sepia Archival Ink and DI Pumice Stone was used for the Paris postmark. Silver Ferro was stencilled through a leafy mask and covered in Treasure Gold.

Lace from the Funkie Junkie Boutique  was a necessity here, and as well as  the Patina leaves I also cut some from  their rusty tin wire net. I love this lace because it is fine enough to be able to see the detail underneath still. Glossy Accents on  top of the stamps, a brief yet appropriate sentiment stamped in Black Archival Ink and a scattering of buttons from my stash completed the vintage look. Oh, and the backing paper is an old Basic Grey one, again  from my stash (using papers up slowly but surely!!)  There are links below to the products used so you can  play too.

Now in order to maximise time I'm going to enter this card into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - And Your Bird Can Sing.
If you are looking for a challenge yourself why not have a go at entering the latest Frilly and Funkie challenge - Spruce It Up where you are asked to makeover an everyday object. The Frilly team have come up with some amazing examples of their own to inspire you. 
Take care of yourselves and enjoy your crafting.
Hugs, Jenny xx

31 comments:

  1. Buttons your make is gorgeous not used these paint as and you have made them look great! Love the textured leaves against the lace and images! Great that you can make them from simple mirrored card! Very clever Jenny! Hugs trace x

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  2. What a fabulous post Jenny, you have explained all the steps so thoroughly and shown us a great technique to use on our projects. I love how the patinas have worked with the mirri card, the amazing depth of colour and texture. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  3. Fab 'how to' and I love the finished piece. I have not used Patina as yet but may borrow mum's as I love the outcome. Gorgeous make Jenny x

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  4. Terrific end result and a fantastic post with all the instruction for everyone to try.

    Thank you for the inspiration

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. I knew you would like Patina! It's fabulous! No metal bits will be safe now.
    What a wonderful play you had. Your piece works so well with the juxtaposition of soft lace and shiny textured mirror card. Love to see that you are having lots of AHA moments my friend.

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  6. Oh Jenny, I am drooling over this one! The effect of the Patinas over the embossed card is STUNNING! Thanks for the really clear how to. It looks fantastic, also on the leaves! (would love to know what die you used for those) Stunning piece!!

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  7. Morning Jenny, WOW, I love this card, the patinas are just gorgeous, and what a fantastic idea for using up the mirri, would never have thought this started life as mirri card. Loving the images and also the ferro through the leaf mask. The colours are magnificent, I love it. Will go watch the video now.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  8. Loving your patina background - great colours and great design!

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  9. AMAZING creation Jenny, looove it. Gosh your type of creations blow me away. These leaves and the gold and that lace, wow....love it...luv aNNIe

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  10. Wow Jenny! Almost can't believe this is your first encounter with vintaj! Love what you've done with it! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Wow! Jenny what a fantastic piece of work.
    I love everything you have done and to give such detailed instructions is great.
    No way would I have thought that was Bog Standard Mirri card
    You really do produce some stunning pieces of "Art"
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia. XX

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  12. This a wonderful, I love what effect the Latinas give, very cool and snappy chic looking.

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  13. Absolutely stunning as ever Jenny, I am SO happy you got a blog so you can share your gorgeous art with everyone... and I only just saw that you are on the F&F DT... GO YOU!!!! COngrats :O)) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  14. Such a great creation,,,,,,,,,I really love these birds Jenny,,,,you inspired me to create my own vintage birs sheet. woww,wowww

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  15. A great card and the background is stunning I love using my Patina's they give such a different look to metal.
    Really like this stunning card
    Ria

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  16. Totally fab, just love those birds. xx Flora

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  17. It seems to me Jenny that you are one of the most inventive people blogging! Brilliantly discovered method and how to! It looks fabulous! Nicola x

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  18. Lots to see Jenny, but even more to admire...love this layout!!!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  19. Fantastic inventive crafting - the embossed mirror crad looks amazing under the Vintaj treatment, and I especially love it cut as the leaf. Inspirational! Clear and easy to follow how-to details, so thank you for those too!
    Alison xx

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  20. A wonderful technique, thanks for the detailed discription. Your card looks fantastic.

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  21. Fabulous!!! Love the metal, and gold accents! So beautiful!

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  22. I adore this - It is amazing Jenny. Such a beautiful effect. I don't have the materials you used (what a surprise!) so right now I am thinking how I can do it using what I have! ;o)Huge hugs xxxxxxxxxx

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  23. Fabulous card Jenny, I love the background you've created on the top right of the card, along with all the other elements, it looks wonderful.

    Sam xxx

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  24. This is such a lovely piece, I love the the embossing and your colour palette - gorgeous! P.S. You have a new follower x

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  25. Amazing Jenny! That is now the point that I have to order this vintaj patina set! Thanks for sharing --a wonderful little tutorial too!
    xxx from Austria

    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
    MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

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  26. It's gorgeous Jenny! I love the combo of colours with the patinas and the embossing, it's such a great effect. A really lovely how to as well and such stunning results in your card! Hope you don't have another load of snow! Chris x

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  27. Not only is this project gorgeous in every detail, but you did one very informing tutorial! Now I will have to play with my Patinas!! Love this! Hugs!

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  28. Holey Moley! You'd never know this was your first go at Vintaj... oh my goodness, Jenny... the texture and colors are amazing!

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  29. Gosh - that's awesome, Jenny!

    Have been sneaking around the Vintaj Patinas for quite a while now but wasn't sure what to expect from them. Thanks for showing!!! This is excellent artwork!

    Hugs,

    Claudia x

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  30. Just amazing! I've been looking at these paints and wondering. Now I see what can be done with them they are firmly placed on my wish list. You are certainly on a creative roll this year - thanks for the wonderful inspiration.
    Juliaxx

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  31. Thanks for the step by step Jenny, I'd put these down as being alcohol inks but now they are well and truely on my wish list! Your piece is gorgeous (as always) xx

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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