Friday, February 12, 2016


The class for this fortnight is a Faux Woodgrain finish on plain white cardstock.  I like to try and use products that we all have so this technique is made using white craft glue, Distress Ink Pads in various colours and a bone folder and scoring board to create the vertical lines.  Love the resist effect that the white glue gives and how different colours create a varied theme and feel to the cards.

My favourite one is the top one "A closed mouth" as the little fly on it is just absolutely awesome!   When Julie put one in my hand I almost pulled it back straight away as there sat this little fly and it looked so realistic it was hard not to react instinctively.  Of course it had to also have fly screen and a Venus fly trap as well! 

"Closed Mouth"... (colours used are Weathered Wood, Peeled
Paint and Black Soot)

Here's a close-up of the fly.

"Love my dog"... (colours used are Hickory
Smoke and Black Soot)

"Sarcastic"... (colours used are Antique Linen,
Weathered Wood and Rusty Hinge)

"Soul Flight"... (colours used are Antique Linen,
Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain with a little white Picket 
Fence Distress Paint wiped on to tone it down)

"Forecast"...(colours used are Smoked Hickory,
Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky)

1 comment:

Melody S. said...

I have been signed up for email updates for a while now. I just wanted to stop in and tell you I find your work very inspiring! Thanks for sharing it with the world!