Monday, April 20, 2015

Wood Grain

Hello and Happy Monday!
This month's Sweet 'n Sassy release makes it easy to create projects that our guys will treasure so I thought it would be fun to create a background for a masculine card.  A Wood grain background was a natural choice to use with the"Mr. Fix-It" Clear Stamp set. 

Here's what you will need to create a simple wood grain background in just a few steps.

 I chose a kraft base, white craft paint and vintage photo distress ink for my background but many different looks can be achieved by changing bases, and/or paint colors!

Paint with long strokes using a DRY brush leaving card stock peeping through. 

Score lines at random distances, horizontally along the painted layer then sponge distress ink in score lines.

 Using two different sized hole punches, punch a few holes in the "wood". 

That's it! Easy Peasy!

Mr. Fix-It

For a look at this month's release please stop by our store HERE!


Teresa Doyle said...

SO CUTE! A pinner for sure. TFS!

Jenny said...

Fabulous tutorial Angie! Pinning this one to try - thanks for the inspiration!

Janeen said...

never would have thought to add the hole punches and it really adds to the real feel of the wood grain. Thanks so much.

Cathymac said...

Wonderful tutorial, Angie! The wood grain looks perfect with the Mr. Fix-It set. Fabulous masculine card!

Christine Kiehl said...

Far out! June is coming up fast! Love this new release!

Bernadette said...

great card, Angie! Wonderful design and concept, making it easy to do! Thanks!

Jean Bullock said...

Great job on the card and tutorial.