Saturday, September 8, 2018

Saturday Showcase - Faux Metal Effects

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday Showcase, the Design Team's chance to share tutorials and products available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique with you and kick start your creative weekend.


I love the looks that the ageing process can give surfaces and in particular those that occur when metal is exposed to the weather. Having put together an effective rusted effect on a Vignette Accent for a recent project I put together a 'how to', this time using the technique on some Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft Stock embossed with the 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder 'Mechanics' (though it would work equally well with the 'Foundry' version). Here's the video;


Hopefully you now feel ready to start adding faux rust and verdigris to your metal (and non-metal!) surfaces. I've listed the products used below as a handy reference. Thanks for joining me here today. Have a great weekend and remember to get creative!

Jenny xxx



15 comments:

  1. What a fantastic tutorial! I could listen to you teaching all day, The steps are straightforward and very easy to follow and the results are gorgeous! I can’t even choose which one I like better. I will definitely be getting out my supplies and trying this! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I agree with Ann, I could listen to you teach all day <3 Great tutorial, very informative. Adding the AI's, brilliant :)

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  3. Great tutorial Jenny! I like how you used the different colors and then sanded to give such a rusted patina look!

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  4. Love the aged effect Jenny and TFS the process

    Hugs Annie x

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  5. Wonderful result - love both looks. I never thought the alcohol ink would move with water and that blending solution would be needed - always learn something new from you. Thanks! xx

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  6. Great, straightforward tutorial; loving the results for backgrounds! Colors appear very realistic. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I can't wait to get my hands on those texture fades so I can do this project.

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  8. What an awesome technique! I'm definitely going to give this a try. TFS Jenny!

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  9. Fabulous tutorial...thanks so much for sharing! Your use of alcohol ink along with the distress paints is brilliant and works wonderfully, can't wait to try it!!😍
    JJ Snelten

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  10. Brilliant tutorial! And thanks for the tips on drying-out paint...my Distress paint are showing that as well...

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  11. Can't wait to try it, wonderful tutorial!

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  12. Beautiful and informative as well. Thank you!

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  13. Thanks for sharing this fabulously informative tutorial Jenny. Your technique for faux metal using alcohol inks and Tims paints will certainly be tried out here!

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  14. Jenny, this is such a brilliant tutorial. Your rust and patina panels are just gorgeous, and you can bet, I will be trying this out! Also, thanks for being such a clear, concise and easy to follow instructor. I loved your video! xo

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  15. What a fabulous tutorial.So inspiring.Thank you so much!

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