Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Woodgrain Technique Cards

I created these cards for the Woodgrain Tutorial Reprise post
at Operation Write Home this week.

Supplies and tips for the Howdy card:
Bronc Buster stamp set, Stampin' Up!
Woodgrain Background stamp, Stampin' Up!
clear alphabet set, Technique Tuesday
Naturals card stock
Basic Brown ink, Stampin' Up!
Tea Stain, Weathered Wood and Linen distress inks
wide jute ribbon (craft supply)
sandpaper, acrylic paint and Folk Star punch
blade of scissors scraped along the edge of the 
card stock to distress it 
ink rubbed along the distressed edges

TIP: I don't know how many people really pay attention
to the detail of punched sandpaper painted to
replicate an old rusty barn star, but I love to add that touch.
The texture of the sandpaper is perfect for the rusty metal !
Don't forget to pinch in the points to give it dimension.

Stamp the background stamp with a permanent ink
then smear distress inks over it,
slightly dampening the card stock to make the inks smear.

This card is supposed to resemble a framed piece of art
hanging on a wall.

I shared a post a couple of years ago about how I make these frames.
They do take some time and patience.

Basically you drag ink pads across card stock,
speckle it with a darker ink
then lightly gouge the card stock with blunt tip scissors.

Cut it into strips of equal width.

Cut miter corners then piece them back 
together to create the frame. 

My sample above uses Creamy Caramel card stock
and ink as well as Soft Suede and Going Gray inks
for dragging. Chocolate Chip ink  for speckles.

The stamp image from 
Thoughts of Father by Stampin'  Up! 
is water colored with classic inks and
and aquapainter.

The Old Olive background piece
was stamped with an old Paisley background stamp
from Stampin' Up! and Olive ink. 

Thanks for looking  =) 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow! The woodgrains look amazing and the sandpaper star is absolutely fabulous!!!


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