Faux Patina Stamping {Copper & Terracotta Effects!}

Hi friends! This card was so fun to make! I got to play with supplies I already had to create fun and textural effects of embossed copper and terracotta pots.


The techniques are easy and versatile. Feel free to substitute gelatos for paints, watercolor crayons or water-soluble oil pastels. Try what you have before buying new!


The beautiful stamp set in this video is from our sponsor Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Save 15% off stamp orders of $10 or more with coupon PEGSTAMPS16

Cardstock: Black, cream, purple, white
Pansy Garden stamp set (Rubber Stamp Tapestry)
Embossing folder (any geometric tile design)
Dye inks
Gelatos or watersoluble oil pastels
Acrylic paint: copper, white, teal
Fabric scrap
Embossing powders in gold, rust and verdigris or similar colors
Sentiment label
Window die or hand cut it with an X-acto knife

Check out the beginner peg stamp scene building tutorial here

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and try out the techniques for yourself. Try changing the colors to black, grey and silver to make a faux pewter background or stoneware pot. Changing the colors can give you a brand new effect and it is so fun to experiment! We buy the supplies to use them, not admire them pristine on a shelf right? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


11 Responses

  1. Hi Lindsay. I was so excited to find your weblog! I live in Shediac Cape, New Brunswick, Canada. I have just started to dabble in watercolour & your beginners lessons have been so helpful. Thank you for sharing your expertise with everyone.

    Linda Tower

    Sent from my iPad



  2. Beautiful, what embossing folder did you use? I really like that one.


  3. Really gorgeous card, Lindsay. I love that patina and the beautiful embossing. Thanks for showing us how. Hugs from Canada, Teresa


  4. Hi, Lindsay. I have a question about gelatos for you. The first set I purchased was the artist grade metallics. I liked them so well, I decided to buy the primary color set, but it was the kid version, gel sticks. The technique I’ve been using, for the most part, is scribbling on my craft mat and then painting. The gel sticks are crumbly and I wondered if that was normal. I cleaned the tip of one to see if it was just dry around the outside edge, but it still crumbles when I scribble it on my mat, and the crumbs don’t always dissolve.



    • hmm, I use both the kids gel sticks and gelatos and that has not happened but they could be dried out, maybe spritz with water, recap and let set for a day or two?


  5. Very Very nice faux-patina and all🙂 I love peg stamps. It’s always fun to create as I like🙂


  6. Thank you great tutorial


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