Wednesday 25 September 2013

Faux Patina Designer Gift Bag

     This little gift bag is from a template by Papermania, I've included a fifty pence piece so you can gauge the finished size.
     This week at The Technique Twist the challenge is Faux Patina, there is a link to a tutorial which I found very helpful. I have opted for an old leather look rather than metal for my bag.
     I started with white card from which I cut the template. To emboss the sides I did one side at a time as my folder is only a 6x4 . I inked my folder with Old Paper Distress Ink on the embossing side of the folder before embossing my card. Once out of the folder I then Inked with Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs and a dash of Aged Mahogany to get the various shades of brown.
     The shine comes from Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax Autumn Bronze which I rubbed on to the card with my finger. Let the wax dry off then buff it up to a nice shine. The tag is Grunge Paper with an eyelet through it, hung on some old gold ball chain. The clasp is a gold button stuck on with ultra sticky tape, I have used a foam pad underneath the flap to lift it up a little.
     I had a very messy time making this but it was fun, I shall definitely be making some more.
I would like to enter my bag in the following challenges:
The Technique Twist - Faux Patina
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Out With The Girls


  1. Rocky, WOW!!!! This looks like real metal!! Wonderful job!!! Thanks for joining us at Technique Twist!!

  2. Oh my, this is fabolous!
    Love the leather texture, and love the gold button ♥
    Hugs, Maya

  3. Wao! You went 3-D. love it all...the button, your color choices, the bag! But Im impressed on how you took an old gold ball chain and actually re used it. yay! for you. Love your faux patina. Tx for joining us at Technique Twist! Fun!

  4. I am thoroughly impressed by this amazing faux LEATHER feel. PERFECT COLORS used to create your look. I was just checking out some videos on the gilding stuff!!! Glad you enjoyed the technique and TWISTING it up.

  5. Incredible!!! Imagine, this has once been a plain white paper! Lovely work!

  6. I actually gasped in amazement when I saw your beautiful creation Rocky! Truly amazing...what a wonderful project! Thanks for joining us this week at The Technique Twist.

  7. All I gotta say is WOW!!!! This is pretty amazing Rocky! Lovin' the Faux Patina on your fab purse! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at the Technique Twist!


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