Saturday, January 15, 2011

Faux Folio

I've signed up for the "F" part of the alphabet swap on Art Venturers. I made a Folio filled with samples of faux techniques for the swap. Decided to do a little faux for the covers as well.
Cut out grungeboard and lightly misted with water, then rubbed in brown Distress ink on both sides and the edges and let dry.
Ran the grungeboard through an embossing folder and rubbed mahogany Distress ink over the raised areas on both sides.
The side of the grungeboard I'm using for the outside covers, reminds me of tooled leather, sort of feels like thick leather also.
The side of the grungeboard I'm using for the inside of the covers reminds me of tapestry.
For the lettering, used grungeboard letters, colored them with mahogany distress ink, let dry, then coated them with gold acrylic paint. Ran through an embossing folder and rubbed some vintage photo Distress ink on the raised areas.
Here's the finished cover of my folio of faux techniques. The embellishments is a small faux dichroic glass piece.
Folio opened showing sheets of faux techniques. I've written out the instructions and adhered them to the backs of each page.
Back of the faux folio has and embellishment I made by using a flourish die to cut out a piece of the faux rusted metal paper.
Hope my swap partner enjoys it as much as I did making it.

1 comment:

chrissy said...

I had a hunch this is what you were going to do for the F swap!!! It will be difficult not to set up the partner list so that you send it to me!!! I'll have to do a random thing and pick names out of a hat or something so that I am fair about it.