Wednesday, July 4, 2012

woyww - copper patina

My desk is littered with drying samples of my attempt at the Andy Skinner's Copper Patina effects, ATC backgrounds for a progressive atc, a cup of herbal tea and other random things that just get dumped on my desk.  I have never participated in a progressive ATC and the list of instructions (on the left) may actually scare me off!  
A close up of one of the copper patina attempts

which started life as white cardstock which I embossed using the Stampin Up "Manhattan Flower" folder.  Not sure what I am going to do with them but finding the effect really interesting.

Wonder what everyone else is doing on woyww?

30 comments:

  1. I love your copper patina rose. It's hard to believe it's paper. Great job. Good luck with the progressive ATC; sounds a bit scary to me, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

    cheers, rachel #53

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  2. Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though. Have fun with the class, there are some great techniques.
    Neil # 33

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  3. I love the effects your getting and it's always good to see work in progress :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #66

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  4. I think you have done an amazing job with the rose, it really does look like patina. Not sure I know what a progressive ATC is but have fun with it anyway. I may have a look at the instructions because I am intrigued.........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #49

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  5. very impressed at the way the white card really looks like proper copper!! Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week Happy WoYwW
    (Lyn) #22

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  6. Its always fun to try a new technique - great effect you have created too. x Jo

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  7. What a great technique. I would love to get the directions for it. #17

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  8. These look amazing ....would make striking card fronts.
    As for the cats ...they do not cause too many problems ...except when I need to cook....not sure how they know but I open a cupboard and hey presto I'm surrounded ...then it takes 10mins to get them all out ....unless I bribe them with treats lol xx10

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  9. fab effect on the card. happy craftng jill #43

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  10. Hi Sandra, love the effect your are getting with the copper patina technique and that is one of my favourite embossing folder that I have tucked away in my crafting arsenal. Hope the progressive ATC thing goes well, despite the list of instructions :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

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  11. Your technique is very interesting! Can't wait to see what you use it for!
    Glenda 100

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  12. I've never heard of a progressive ATC, Sandra but if those are the rules they'd scare me off too!!!!
    Your copper patina rose is beautiful. It's always amazing what you can turn a boring piece of white card into isn't it? Can't wait to see what you do with it.
    Have Fun and Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #91

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  13. Gorgeous patina effect - one day I really must sign up for one of Andy Skinner's online tutorials... I've never heard of a progressive ATC! It seems I'm not the only one... Can you enlighten us?

    Thanks for your lovely comment, and I'm really glad you enjoyed seeing "your" little fan in the making! They are fun to do. I've got a whole lot more Perfect Pearls on order at the moment - they are just so cool to use, as they are so versatile, and whatever you use them for, they look gorgeous! A great invention.

    Glad you like all my projects.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

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  14. I watched Andy Skinner demonstrating on Saturday at the Craft Barn - and must start following his blog!! You asked about the Art Journalling mag - I've only skimmed through it but so far I love it! and yes, it is the one with kate crane in. I think I will take this for a while for sure. Helen, 12

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  15. Great effects there, must look up Andy Skinner, does he have tutorials or are you doing (have done) a course? Thanks for stopping by BJ#18

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  16. oooh, now that's an interesting effect! I like metallic sheens on fabric, cards, jewellery..and you'd never say that yours started out as white card!! That's very clever. Think you should carry on experimenting :)
    Hugs, LLJ #60 xx

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  17. Wow! That started out as white card?!
    Impressed.
    Have a great week,
    Laura
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    x

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  18. what an interesting effect.
    TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

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  19. great image you have chosen to emboss. How are you finding the Skinner course? I loved it. The copper patina was one of my faves. looking good, mark

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  20. Wow that looks great. I have used that manhattan flower on a few things now it come up lovely. Sandy :)#44

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  21. Sorry i'm late, don't know where yesterday went, Your patina looks great, I was s'posed to be on this course but my depression got the better of me, i hope to take it in august, have full with the rest of the course x
    Hugz Minxy #19

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  22. Great work - knowing how to do all these effects is brill, you never know when or where you may get called upon to do them!

    Thanks for stopping by...

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  23. WOW! The copper patina look is fabulous. I never would have guessed that it started life as a piece of white paper. I've done progressive cards before but never a progressive ATC. That is a small working space for many hands to use. It sounds interesting though.

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  24. Hi Sandra - Thanks for popping in - I was a bit busy on Wednesday so I am having another fix today :-) Your patina work looks great. What is a progressive ATC? It sounds interesting. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 64

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  25. Hi Sandra,

    That patina effect looks pretty cool. I really need to experiment when it comes to card making.

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a lovely comment. I'm just now getting around to visiting as I was out celebrating my Independence yesterday.

    Hugs,
    Kay #27

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  26. the copper patina looks great with the embossed rose. i've never done a progressive ATC either. do you pass a lot of them around and each one gets one each in the end? the long list of instructions would scare me off as well! belated happy WOYWW!
    thanks for sharing!
    hugs,#15
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  27. I like your shelf on the back of your desk. I'd like to have something like that but my desk sits in the middle of the room. That copper patina is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my WOYWW post this week! ~ Sandy

    sandy’s crafty creations

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  28. What a gorge0us technique...it really is lovely!

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  29. Those progressive swaps scare the heck out of me lol, I am scared of ruining someones work
    Bridget #6

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