What a day! Two different workers come to sort things out, plus DD has a long appointment for a new foot splint What fun – and all on a Monday!
But I still managed to quickly do my BIG CARD. I’ve been playing about with sort of metal/patina effects. I love the look but find it hard to achieve. I think it might require a lighter touch than I have. Not sure.
Here is what I did – I’m happy with the finished product so it may just be a case of making more samples to refine the technique. Looks a mess, doesn’t it? I brayered on som red paint, letting the brayer stick to the paper a bit so it ripped off some areas.
It was random enough that I thought I could make use of the lighter patches to highlight the other colours.
I stippled on some gold paint, and some Cosmic Shimmer mists. Then I stippled on some copper ink and added a few embossing powders, both for colour and texture.
I got this in the end:
I covered some random chipboard letters with the copper ink and embossed them with the Rust Tapestry powder, then stippled a bit of red and gold over, very lightly.
And here is the card:
I hope it looks to you like it does to me in real life – a bit like an old weathered and slight corroded/rusted piece of metal. I particularly like the look of the letters.
I do think the lighter areas really helped, and the rough, ripped surface of the paper adds another neat texture to it all. I feared it might make the paper too thin but with the card at the back it’s fine. Def. something to experiment more with!