Welcome to the Shabby Chic Blog Hop with the ONE STAMP AT A TIME crew!!! You may have arrived here from the fabulous Jeanna Bohanon's website or maybe this is your first stop on the blog hop - either way make sure you hit the NEXT button down below my project to hop to the next project - we've got a lot of amazing projects for you - hang on for some fun & funky ideas for the SHABBY CHIC in you!
I had a blast making my projects. It's a little out of my comfort zone - I haven't made anything that's shabby chic in a long time - but I do love the style!
This technique is called Faux Patina. I thought it was a perfect technique for a Shabby Chic project line-up.
What is Shabby Chic?
:artificial or imitation; fake
: a thin usually green layer that forms naturally on the metals copper and bronze when they are exposed to the air for a long time
- Here's a great sample of a patina finish:
Perfect right? It was the first thing that popped into my mind last night when I thought "what on earth am I going to make with a SHABBY CHIC style?" I love a challenge! So I was racking my brain when I remembered a Faux Patina technique that I did a couple years ago and went searching on my blog to find it! It was 4 years ago!!! How is it that I can remember that I even "made it" that long ago when I can't remember what I did yesterday???? Anyhow - you can find a picture tutorial HERE for this technique.
And now for my SHABBY CHIC card and a cute little gift box to match - I think it turned out great!!!
Not to fool you - I doubled up the 5/8" Burlap Ribbon to make it wider and attached it to my card front with FAST FUSE. Love that stuff!
I love the addition of the COPPER EMBOSSING POWDER to the FLUTTERING butterfly embossed layer!
I am also in love with the FLOURISH THINLITS - they are beautiful and elegant! The TINY CLEAR TINY TREAT BOXES are such a fun addition - I plan to put some gourmet candy in my gift box. You can also fit a pair of earrings or something of similar size. How about a key for a brand new car - I would LOVE that!
I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 2 x 6 and scored at 2 and 4. I needed to cut just a sliver off of each end to fit in my CLEAR TINY TREAT BOX. I sponged the layer just like I did on the embossed butterflies on my card. The black flower is added to the outside with the FINE TIP GLUE PEN. Super easy!
I colored my Rhinestones with a black Sharpie marker to make them match my color scheme.
Don't forget - you can find a picture tutorial HERE for the FAUX PATINA technique.
Thanks so much for joining the hop today! I hope you'll give this technique a try!
Hop on over to see what fantastic ideas Marisa Gunn has in store for you - click the NEXT button:
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