Friday, November 25, 2011

My Boys with Faux Metal Tutorial

I was challenged to create a layout from a lift of a fellow Swirlydoo member's layout in a Round Robin Challenge.  I love this idea because it gives you so much freedom in your own layout (choose the colors, designs, techniques, etc) and create your own. 

In this layout I layered and clustered.  I used pops of the teal color on the background of those beautiful autumn colors.  The color inspiration came from Prima and their Nov Product Picks.  You should head on over and take a look!!

I tried a couple new techniques in this layout.  First I created the faux metal frame with glue and paint (tut to come in a sec) and also altered the chipboard letters with paint and glass beads.

Faux Metal Tutorial
1) Supplies - tacky glue, chipboard, brown acrylic paint, gold acrylic paint, and paint brush.

2) apply liberal amounts of glue to your chipboard.  Make sure it is clumpy and has some peaks and valleys to give it lots of texture.  Let dry completely.

3) Paint over dry glued chipboard with brown paint (should be a darker brown that the gold paint).  Make sure it is in all the nooks and crannies.  Let dry completely.

4) Paint lightly over brown paint with gold paint.  Let some of the brown show through to give it low lights.  Use a paper towel to blot some of the paint off.  Let dry and your are done!!

I hope you can try this some time, it is really easy and has wonderful results!!

Challenges: - X - orange and brown - 11/29x - sketch 42 - 11/30 - shabby - 11/30x - hairy legs (older son is getting lots, lol) 12/7x - bingo - 12/5x - inspiration - leaves and colors - 11/29x

Erin R.


  1. what a great tutorial! Your whole layout rocks!

  2. Wow OMGosh! This is breathtaking! Such a gorgeous job! Love everything, flowers, jute, beads, butterfly, everything is stunning! Thanks for joining us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" for our Fall challenge! Good Luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/FFF-DT xx

  3. Excellent layout hun!
    Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this fortnight, hope you can join in next time too!
    Teri x

  4. holy WOW This is totally awesome. i love all the layers & flowers and faux metal! Great job using fall colors! Totally if I knew how to create magic with scrapbook layouts, this is how I would want it done! LOL Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF!

  5. Wonderful Layout! Great work!

    Thanks so much for joining us at CLP this month!

    Hugs Tanja

  6. Great layout and tutorial!
    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  7. Thanks for playing with us @ Paper Crafting Journey!
    Love, Laura PCJDT

  8. Your layout is stunning. I love your attention for detail and all your embellishments are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your creations with us for this months sketch challenge at CLP. Happy New Year.
    Hugs Bonnie

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