Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Stone Cold Change


I love art techniques that make me feel like I am a mad scientist or a magician!  I just love taking a piece of plain white paper and transforming it into beautiful color!  For this card, I took glossy white cardstock and transformed it into faux copper with the help from Lydia at Splitcoaststampers.
Lydia has a new technique twist on an old favorite which she shared for the  TL663 challenge.   She also said we would get "bonus points"(simply a fun way to add a little something extra to a challenge) for creating a Fall card so I turned to this gorgeous sentiment from the New Leaf stamp set from The Project Bin.  
To create the background, I used a soft disposable cloth, (cotton balls would have been great but I couldn't find any) and added rubbing alcohol to it.  Then I added drops of reinker, next I spritzed with Mustard Color Shine spray and finally I pounced copper Perfect Pearls onto glossy cardstock.


I buffed it until I had the pattern I was looking for.  The end result IRL is a piece that looks like copper!  I tried to capture some of its shine pictured below.


Thanks for looking! I hope you are inspired to take an old technique out, dust it off and give it new life with a spin!  


7 comments:

  1. This is amazing, Angela! Do I dare try it?!

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  2. Indeed this does look like copper! just WOW girl!

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  3. Wow! Angie, you really were like a mad scientist with this technique, and what a beautiful effect...I can see the shine in your last photo! It's stunning and a perfect background for the sentiment with the sweet leaves you've added! Beautifully done, sweet friend...beautiful! Hugs and love, and enjoy the fall!! xoxo

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  4. How clever! I would not have guessed this was paper. It looks like thin metal glued to the card!! I am really impressed with the technique! Another beautiful card from Angela Bode and the Project Bin!

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  5. WOW!!! what a pretty creation. love the look, it does look like copper. you did this technique, PROUD. course you always do!!

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  6. Gorgeous Autumn card Angie! Love the inky background and pretty leaves! Thanks for the inspiration!

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