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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I have a new and fun tutorial to share today.  It's funny, when I originally started blogging, tutorials scared the bajeebers out of me, but I have to say that I actually enjoy doing them now - at least when I have something to share:)  Today's tutorial is Faux Wood as taught to me by my friend and  SU demo, Debbie.  It's a very cool technique and easy!!

You will need a piece of Kraft paper (I know SU's is called something different now) cut 4 x 5.25, heat gun and 4 colors of ink - white CRAFT, and 3 colors of brown in increasing darkness - I chose SU Soft Suede, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip.

First you will ink your CS by rubbing the white craft ink all over to cover the CS.  Then, you will heat with heat gun until it's sticky to the touch - you do not want to completely dry it.

Then you will start with the lightest brown and go to the middle shade and  finally the darkest.  You will drag each ink pad over the CS several times to cover everything.  You can go over more times if you want to get a darker effect.

Now you have your faux wood, what do you think?  Pretty cool, huh?

Next step, find an image and decorate and embellish to create your project.  Here's mine:
I used this ADORABLE image from BUGABOO STAMPS.  Make sure you visit BUGABOO this week - there's a 50% off sale going on until July 31.

I colored the image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut out using nesties.  Base CS is SU Kraft, DP is Basic Grey.  Pearl and bling are e. by Prima, brads are American crafts and flowers are from my local scrapbook store.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
CARDS FOR MEN - recipe - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies


Lorraine said...

hi huni thanks for the tutorial its awesome and it looks so real xx

sgc said...

Audrey--great tutorial. I'll be trying this!

Shelly's Images said...

Another awesome tutorial Audrey! I love this!

Catherine said...

Thank you so much for a fab tutorial Sweetie ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Rae Anne said...

Awesome tutorial Adurey! I love this look! I love the brown-striped flower embellisment too. . .YUMMY! :D MWAH!

Cindy N. said...

Wow! Your tutorial is fantastic. You make this technique seem so easy to accomplish. Thanks for sharing it.