Friday, November 9, 2012

Faux Fresco

I signed up for an online card class, Holiday Card Workshop, to get back into the spirit of creating. Plus, I really need some Christmas card ideas for this year's cards. One of the techniques demonstrated was a "Faux Fresco" using an embossing folder,markers and paint or Distress Stains. I cut my embossed card stock in half to create 2 cards using this technique - one with white paint and one with white Distress Stain.
The folder is by Cuttlebug, actually both folders used are from them. After running a piece of card stock through my Big Shot, I very sloppily colored with light markers (an eggshell/light tan and a light blue/aqua). Once dry, I dapped a Ranger  white paint Dabber (top card) and Picket Fence Distress Stain (bottom card). When the panel was dry, I sponged along the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink. I used glossy card stock, since I already had it on my desk. I think I might try again Bristol for a different look.


Jennifer said...

Very nice, Connie. So glad to see you are making some cards for the claas. Isn't this a cool technique? One of my faves from the class. Yours are very faux.

nancy y said...

Your faux came out really great - I love this technique and it really gives a wintery feel to the cards.

Connie Lutz said...

Thanks - I have a couple ideas to tweak it a bit!