Thursday, December 3, 2009

Faux Patina Leaf Wreaths




I created these a couple of weeks ago for Cornish Heritage Farms using the Faux Patina technique seen HERE. I had so much fun making these even though my fingers turned all kinds of different colors. LOL

Basically, I started by doing the Faux Patina technique with the leaves and let those dry. I actually let these dry overnight, and then I cut out all the leaves the next day. I wanted to make sure they were completely dry.

I cut out a large circle with my Nestabilities die, sponged all over it, and stamped "Autumn" in the center. Then I arranged the leaves on the edge of this large circle and glued them down. The wreaths are finished off with a bow on the front and a loop taped onto the back.

I hope you check out this technique and try it for yourself. I guarantee you will love the sparkle! Experiment with different colors and see what happens! :-)



Stamps: all from Cornish Heritage Farms
Nesting Maple Leaves (Shady Tree series)
Nesting Oak Leaves (Shady Tree series)
Happy Harvest (GM Series)

Ink:
Brilliance Cosmic Copper
Brilliance Coffee Bean
Ranger Peeled Paint distress
Ranger Scattered Straw distress
Ranger Fired Brick distress

Cardstock:
Prism Smooth White

Ribbon:
May Arts

Perfect Pearls:
Forever Green
Forever Red

Tools:
Spellbinders Circle Nestability die
mini misters
sponge
scissors
Bow Easy

Technique:
Faux Patina Technique

4 comments:

JazzyH said...

Very pretty~

Joan Ervin said...

OK...what's the deal...you have me do all the cutting Saturday and now I know you cut beautifully!!!! These are sooo gorgeous, Holly....I'll have to try that technique!!!

Candy said...

Gorgeous wreath Holly!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Holly -- this is lovely!!