Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Technique Tuesday: Faux wood effect

Who doesn't love a new technique?
I thought so, well it's Tuesday and I discovered this new technique today and just had to share it with you. I found this idea on a youtube vid by Caroline Bennie.
Here's all you need to reproduce the faux wood effect that I have created on my card:
4 classic style inkpads (Sahara Sand, Crumb cake, Soft suede, Early Espresso).
A piece of 10 x 14.4 cm of glossy white cardstock.
That's it! - soooo simple, no tools, no stamps, nothing else.
The first step is to wipe the edge of the sahara sand ink pad across the glossy white cardstock.
And wipe it down again.
Step 3. Open up your crumb cake inkpad and wipe the side of the inkpad in a straight line with a bit of a smoosh, and slight swish. ( technical terms for creating an inexact messy wipe of ink).
Step 4. Open up the Soft Suede inkpad and make another couple of smooshy marks and lines with the edge of the ink pad.
Step 5. Open up the Early Espresso ink pad (you're getting the hang of this now) and make a few lines and wriggles on the glossy paper. Being glossy paper the ink doesn't dry immediately so you can add, swipe and dab ink on, or off until it dries.
Every sample comes out with a different faux wood effect. Some times it looks like peeling bark on a gum tree or sawn wood slabs. Either way its a very cool rustic effect and a great technique to try on the glossy white cardstock from Stampin' Up!
It takes only a few small embellishments to finish off a really effective card.
I've stamped the "Label me pretty" - You're the best - stamp and punched out the cloud shape with the new label punch.
And, have you noticed the new copper ribbon?
It's a tube of copper coloured netting that expands however way you pull it.
Anyway, that's my technique Tuesday today for you!
Tell me what you think?
Enjoy,
Nerida

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