Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Lindys Stamp Gang...Faux Copper Filigree Leaves tutorial

 I am always discovering new ways to use Lindys products. I was going through my stash of embellishments and found that I was hoarding my metal filigree findings. Then came the thought..Why not try to recreate my own using intricate die-cuts and Lindy's embossing powder!!. It worked out beautifully. And it was oh so simple!! So as to not take away from their beauty, I decided to minimize the shimmer on my layout. I started with a 12x12 piece of Kraft paper and wrinkled it up. I opened it and adhered it to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard. I sprayed the whole paper lightly using Mission Bells Brown Starburst Spray. I used brown distress ink and a sponge  applicator and went over the torn and distressed edges and the creases of the Kraft paper until I got a look sort of a worn leather look. I also sprayed the exposed corrugated cardboard with Incandescent Copper Moon Shadow Mist.Then the fun began layering all of my elements.

Here is a close up of the layout. The frame around the photo is wood. I sprayed it with  Incandescent Copper Moon Shadow Mist. The yellow flowers are spiral cut and were sprayed with Luminous Lemon Flat Fabio Spray. The brown flowers were sprayed with  combination of Mission Bells Brown and Cattail Copper Brown Starburst Sprays.

The fall colored oak leaves were left over from a previous layout I did. CLICK HERE. 

The Dusty Attic chipboard piece was sprayed with  Incandescent Copper Moon Shadow Mist. And the edges of the torn pieces of paper under the photo were edged with the same spray.

I used the different shaped leaves under the floral clusters. The filigree leaves were die cut from Prima's gorgeous Forest Leaves die.

 Here is a closeup of the leaves. 

I only adhered the leaves by the stems. I wanted them to pop off the page to show dimension just like a real copper filigree piece. For my leaves, I used Cleopatra's Copper Embossing Powder. I cant wait to test out the other colors I have. My suggestions are Byzantine Bronze, Caesars Gold, Midnight Pewter, Queen Sheba's Silver, and Silver Moon Turquoise to start out with. There are many other colors to choose from. CLICK HERE to see them all!

 These are the real deal. Filagree Metal Leaves. These were my inspiration for my idea to recreate them. These leaves are brass.

Here is the simple tutorial to follow so that you can recreate them for yourself. I chose to do a copper look.  Just right click on the photo and save to your computer for a quick reference.

Don't forget to join us this month for the Lindys Stamp Gang Color Challenge!! These colors are among my favorite, because they remind me of Autumn in the Apple Orchid farms on Long Island where I grew up.

Thank you for joining me today!! Now grab those sprays and embossing powders and show me what you have done!! 


  1. OH MY .... GORGEOUSNESS!!! Color so rich and shimmery :)

  2. Lisa,
    Your page is absolutely gorgeous - and I love the rich colors you obtained and the background does look like leather! The embellies you created are so pretty - and the flowers wonderful. And, of course, can't forget the wonderful photo of the beautiful Ms. Charlotte!.

  3. Beautiful layout! The embossing looks sensational!

  4. This is so beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial too and sharing in detail all your supplies!

  5. Your page is stunning and that is such a stunning technique. I really need to try and remember that. Thank you for sharing <3

  6. The leaves are gorgeous and of course I cannot find that die anywhere! Love this beautiful page! xo


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