VIDEO: Adding Patina to Foil Sheets

May 10, 2017Tutorials & Videos18 comments

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Welcome to the Techniques & Textures Pals Blog Hop for May 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take in all of our projects! Today, I’ll be adding patina to foil sheets and showing you how to do it.

This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Over the top? Naw…

I loooovvee our foil sheets. Really, how could they get any better than they already are? Metallic pieces add such an amazing, elegant touch to any project. But I think today, I’ve gone over the top! I figured that adding patina to foil sheets would take them from perfectly shiny to perfectly antiqued and aged and I just had to figure out how to do it and share it with you.

I consider this a bit of an “advanced” technique – only because it takes some time to apply the finish, so patience is important. Go slow and add just a little bit at a time. Here’s some key products:

  • Sponge Daubers – to daub on ink
  • Paper Towel – to wipe and blot
  • Heat Gun – to dry the ink between applications
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper – to rough the foil for additional texture
  • Stampin’ Mist – to apply a water-spotted look

Check out my video that walks you through the whole patina process…

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If all of today’s hop techniques and tips are this great – you’re really going to build up your technique toolbox today! I hope you use my video and tips to try adding patina to foil sheets – and share your results!


Because creatives crave inspiration! By sharing your work, not only will you get better, and craft more often, but you’ll be helping inspire others too. Creativity is a team sport, so get out there and share.

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Supplies list for adding patina to foil sheets

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