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!