Faux Patina Technique – Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

by Kylie

Hi everyone, I recently shared a step by step post where I created a background using the Faux Patina technique.  It was such fun and I thought how some other colour combinations might look really good.  Today’s card features the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and I’ve switched up some colours to make it look like a red brick wall.  Let’s take a closer look.

Step One…

Take a sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock and cut to size.  Ink the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder with Crumb Cake ink.  It doesn’t have to be perfectly covered.  Place the cardstock in the folder and run through your die cutting machine.  This is what you’ll end up with.  (Make sure you remember to clean the embossing folder when you’ve finished).


Step Two…

With a Stamping Sponge or Sponge Dauber, sponge Terracotta Tile ink onto your embossed piece.  Once again, you don’t need to cover it perfectly.

Step Three…

Next up we are sponging on Real Red ink.  I’d use a softer hand with this colour.

Step Four…

The last colour to add to our embossed piece is Early Espresso.  At first I randomly applied the colour but then I decided to pick a top and then I sponged from the bottom to the top so I would get more of the darker brown colour on the bottom of the bricks.  I thought this would help to make it look more a shadow.

Step Five…

The last step is to ensure your panel is completely dry.  Leave it overnight, or speed the process up with your Heat Tool.   Use your embossing buddy to remove any static. I used a clean Stamping Sponge and tapped it on to my Versamark pad which I then dabbed on to the piece.  I added a sprinkling of Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Use a paintbrush to wipe away any excess powder.  You just want a little highlight in places.  Use the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  I think next time I do this technique, I might be a little more deliberate about where I apply the embossing powder.


That’s the finished piece.  I think it looks pretty good in real life and I’d really like to experiment a bit more with the colours of the bricks.  I hope you’ll give it a go.  If you do, please share as I’d love to see what you’ve come up with.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Carol Todd July 6, 2019 - 10:16 am

Wow…just wow! Your techniques bring the paper to life! Thanks for sharing.

Kylie July 6, 2019 - 10:38 am

Thanks so much, Carol! It was really so easy (and fun). I hope you’ll give it a try too. :).

Linny November 23, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Love it Kylie! I have used your technique & come up with a couple of different looking ones. Thanks!

Kylie November 23, 2019 - 7:06 pm

Oh, Linny, that is wonderful! It’s so fun, isn’t it?! I bet your projects look amazing!


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