Saturday, November 21, 2009

Return of the Faux Wood Technique!

Revisiting an old technique, and always a favorite!  The Wednesday Technique class really enjoyed this old favorite!  Even better… the stamp sets used in this sample are both absolutely FREE when you host a book party or workshop with merchandise totals equal to $150.00 or more!

The faux wood technique is so much fun!  Dependent upon the inks and base cardstock used, you can create rich, dark wood planks or even golden hues!

The technique utilizes three classic ink colors (in this sample, all shades of brown) and Very Vanilla Craft Ink.   Each color was dragged across the cardstock using a corner of the classic ink pad… beginning with the lightest color, and migrating to darker tones.  Once the cardstock and ink are completely dry, the entire surface is dragged again with Very Vanilla Craft Ink.  A Stampin’ Write Journal Pen was used to draw in the planks at 3/4” intervals, and to add the nails.

Technique Supplies:

Cardstock:  Close to Cocoa

Classic Ink: 

  • Creamy Caramel
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Chocolate Chip

Craft Ink:  Very Vanilla

Stampin’ Write Journal Pen

Card Making Supplies:


  • Country Morning (Hostess Level 1)
  • Holiday Best (Hostess Level 1)


  • Not Quite Navy
  • Confetti White
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Old Olive

Classic Inks:

  • Not Quite Navy
  • Old Olive
  • Bashful Blue
  • Close to Cocoa
  • Yo Yo Yellow

Other Supplies:

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Aqua Painter
  • Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon

Don’t forget to leave a comment… we’ve got some terrific blog candy to hand out to a lucky winner quite soon (see post dated November 11th for details!)

See you tomorrow… I’ve got some special gifting containers to share with you!


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Anonymous said...

This is my favorite technique so far. unbalievablu easy and turns out just perfect. Sharon you've done it again! Keep up the good work!

jmniffer said...

I love the look of this technique; now to just take the time and give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandra said...

love your card!
a technique I have always admired!

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Ret said...

Sharon, this is just beautiful! I don't know why but when I saw it I immediately pictured an old barn in my mind, in a field of wild flowers. That's what your card brings to mind for me. The technique came out lovely!!

jeannen2 said...

Thanks for sharing this technique with us! I have to admit that I thought it was much more difficult than you explain!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this technique! I hope mine turns out half as authentic looking as your does. Keep up the great work with all of your inspirational ideas : )


lisa808 said...

The wood looks so real! tfs