Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Splitcoast Tutorial: Impressions of Tarnished Foil

This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is called Impressions of Tarnished Foil - it combines layers of ink, dry embossing and heat embossing to create a gorgeous tarnished metal effect.

The tutorial recommends using black StazOn ink, but I used Timber Brown on mine and I liked the results better. My base is a silver label sheet from Silhouette - these are adhesive on the back, which was really handy. I embossed the sheet with a folder from Darice, then added gold and verdigris embossing powders. After the heat embossing, the final step is to rub ink over the raised areas to make them look tarnished. Lots of steps, but such a great effect!

When I had the background finished, I looked up and saw this mini print of one of my paintings sitting on my desk and it happened to match, so that was that! The flourish die is from Impression Obsession.

Come give this technique a try!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is STUNNING with this background technique, Dina! LOOOOVE THIS! ;)

  2. Absolutely Stunning Dina. I am away from most of my stamping products. Will put this technique on my wishlist. TFS your beauty. Hugs.