Thursday, September 1, 2011

faux antique pressed tin ceiling

Hi my friends.  Today's ways to use it challenge on SCS was painting and this card also fit the got paint challenge on Inspiration Journal blog - IEMC05.  I wanted to see if I could make a background that looked like the old pressed tin ceilings.  So I started by brushing ivory paint on some always artichoke card stock and when it was dry, I used my textile folder to emboss it.  Then I used my Tim Holtz sanding block to sand over all the raised areas and remove some of the paint.  I got exactly the look I wanted.  How cool is that? 

For my image, I used an older SU set called paint prints - stamped the flower twice in rose red, cut out and sponged the edges with cherry cobbler; stamped leaves in old olive, cut out and sponged the edges with always artichoke.  I also added some leaf veins with a marker.  The stem was hand cut and sponged for color.  The flower center is made with two different punches. 

For the sentiment, I rubbed my rose red ink pad on the ivory card stock and then stamped the word, trimmed it and sponged the edges with cherry cobbler and then backed it with black. 

The filigree corners are a spellbinders die called parisian accents. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you're having a great week. 

1 comment:

Starla said...

You're faux pressed tin turned out fabulous