Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CC2C #2: Patina Goodness

Here we are on week #2 of the Compendium of Curisosites vol.2 Challenge hosted by Linda at Studio L3.This 2nd book by Tim Holtz is promising to be as fabulous as the first!  This week we are on page 58, faux patina using alcohol inks.  Definately go get a copy and check this out!  A whole new look for alcohol inks! 

Inside the frame, I felt it needed a bit more, so I used the Crackle Accents, which were still in crackle process as I took the photo...I hoped the cracks would be bigger than what the rock candy crackle paint would give me...time will tell.

My felt still had a bit of 'wet" left (they dry so fast) so I added a bit of blending solution and hit the binding tape so they would match. I wasn't sure what would happen, but yea!  Of course AI's aren't wet enough to get the folds out, so I then misted with water, which got rid of the folds, but didn't wick out the color...awesome! 

So go get a copy of Tim's book, and give this technique a shot! As an added bonus, Linda's friend Angie Lentz has offered a prize for a lucky challenger! An autographed messenger bag from Tim! So very cool!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. love how your faux patina came out, butterfly and the texture in the background too.

  2. This is a wonderful tag and I did the same frame, but decided to save if for another project! Love your faux patina technique!

  3. Oh, this is SO cool, Kim! I love your faux patina, and using the Crackle Accents just elevated the piece into the stratosphere! Gorgeous background, too!

  4. Gorgeous tag Honey. Can't believe I missed seeing this one. xx


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