Friday, September 24, 2010

The broad side of a barn...



When I spotted this faux barn board technique, I immediately thought of my Mom... Before anyone gets upset and thinks I am being a brat, let me explain. One of my Mom's favorite sayings when I was little was "I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn..." She would say this when she toss something in the trash and miss pitch something out of the way and miss... I always wondered how ANYONE could miss the broad side of a barn... I guess that's why the phrase is so funny to me... :-)

The details can be found on this week's Splitcoaststamper tutorial but my design was a little different so I will detail below. Have a great weekend!

Lori



Card Recipe

Finished Design 5 X 6 Inches

Card stock - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific
Stamp - Sentiment - Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Series 1
Paint - Making Memories - Spotlight
Reinkers - Memento - Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa
Ink - Memento - Rich Cocoa (Sentiment)
White Glue
Foam applicators
Die Cut - Provocraft - Home Accents
Flowers - Unknown
Pearls - Scrappers Must Haves
Jute

1. Paint light color card stock with mixture of white paint and reinkers. You can create the look with a medium shade of brown. Since I did not have that available, I mixed the paint with 2 drops of rich cocoa and 2 drops of desert sand. Apply to cardstock in even strokes, allowing some of the card stock to show through.

2. Dry with heat gun, taking care not to scorch the paper.

3. Apply thin layer of white glue with foam applicator, allowing it to dry until tacky.

4. Once glue is tacky, apply layer of white paint in strokes taking care to not over apply. Allow to dry or use heat tool, again taking care not to scorch.

5. Watch paint crackle and begin to look like barn board. Cut to desired size!

1 comment:

Tam said...

Nice!! I love the flower flourish.