Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Weathered Wood Background

Who doesn't love a weathered wood background???
Michele here to share a quick and easy way to create one.

Start with a piece of cardstock.


I used gel medium and painted randomly on the cardstock using a brush in vertical strokes.


After the gel is completely dry use your scoreboard and with the gel side down score every 1/4 inch.


I used Antique Linen Distress ink, the ink pad directly on the paper, for the first layer of color.


Then with a blender and Vintage Photo Distress Ink I blended the next layer of color.


I added Barn Door DIstress Ink and some stamped caution signs,  Radioactive and Caution Safety Glasses stamped with Staz On.

Here is the complete card.


Banksy Gas Mask Flower Girl is watercolored with Distress Markers adn she is holding a Prima flower.  ALong the bottom is the Wildflower Silhouette with some UmWow Studio flower confetti painted with Distress Paint. The sentiment is created with my Dymo Label Maker.


I was on a roll with my backgrounds so I also created this fun boy card.

This one has a bit less gel and some white drips on the 'fence'
Chevron Banner is stamped in Staz On directly on the fence.  I also used Boy and Dog Looking Up, Wildflower Silhouette and Boys Just Want.


A little watercoloring with Distress Markers.


UmWow Studio flower confetti painted with Distress Paint.


And a tiny bit of May Arts burlap string.

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6 comments:

Gerrina said...

Great wood-backgrounds and fun cards!

Tera Callihan said...

Love these

Tera Callihan said...

Love these

Corrie Herriman said...

Love this, great technique !
Corrie x

Nikki W said...

Love the wood effect, great cards.

Fiona Paltridge said...

AMAZING!!!!!