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)

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

Prism Smooth White

May Arts

Perfect Pearls:
Forever Green
Forever Red

Spellbinders Circle Nestability die
mini misters
Bow Easy

Faux Patina Technique


JazzyH said...

Very pretty~

Joan Ervin said...

OK...what's the 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!!