I've been having fun decorating my junk journal and scrapbooking projects with faux metal accents. This easy, 4 step process gives pretty incredible results. Try it on cardstock frames that you can use to accent your junk journal pages. Links to the gold foil sheets and the patina paste I used are below.
- Patina Effect Paste in blue, mint green, and brass (Note: I bet you could replicate these with white modeling paste and some ink or paint)
- Sheets of Gold Leaf
- Items to finish - cardstock frames, gears, etc.
I like to cut the foil into strips for easy handling. Apply a thin coat of glue to the item you want to finish. Use the paintbrush to spread it evenly. Apply the foil to the glue. Lumps and creases make it look good. You don't have to cover every bit of the object.
Cover the side edges and any spots you missed in step one with the blue patina paste.
Using the mint patina paste, artfully cover some of the blue patina paste and some of the foil.
Use the brass patina paste sparingly, being sure not to cover all of the blue, mint, or foil. Let dry before using.
Have Fun! The "label holder" below (made of cardstock & the faux finish and brads) has a thin strip of glue on the bottom and sides so it can hold the removable label in my junk journal.
This "metal frame" was made from the opening in a tissue box. I explain how I got the shape in this video: Using Junk in Your Junk Journal
This is the cover of one of my junk journals. The frame and the gears look amazing in real life.
Here is a video of the process. Faux Metallic Finish Video
Here are links to the two main items I used in this craft.
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