Week two of Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosity 2 (By Tim Holtz) Challenge is Faux Patina. I still can't find my copy of Compendium but thankfully my memory-and a little help from Google- serves me well. I have alcohol inks but I've been too scared to actually use them….until I was forced to on this project. Now, I'm hooked. I never liked the translucent look of the inks on metal but this technique makes it all opaque and gorgeous.
The ribbons are seam binding that I "hand dyed" (more on that later).