I hope you all are well and have been enjoying your summer… I’m so sorry that it’s been a bit since my last post but I’ve been busy creating some super secret makes for Tim Holtz and his upcoming Fall and Holiday Release! It has been a dream come true to be able to create for him and his wonderful product lines.
Wait till you see all the goodness, I promise it is so worth the wait, and as soon as I can start, I’ll be posting all kinds of creations and their tutorials. But until then, I have a mini tutorial for you that I discovered while making one of those secret examples!!
Have you seen the new 3D Texture Fades that Tim Holtz and Sizzix released back in April? Well, if you haven’t, you need to check them out!
Here is a short “Did You Know” video explaining all about them.
I have been slightly addicted to this one in particular. It is so amazing that it can create so much depth and texture. Anyways, that leads into my mini tutorial…
Weathered wood and shiplap are all the rage right now, thanks to Joanna Gaines and her amazingness…I love EVERYTHING that she does… but anyways, that got me to thinking…could I create a Weathered Wood type look with watercolor paper to use on a card?
And sure enough, I think I found a way!!
Look at this!
Now, I’d show you the card I made but remember…I can’t, it’s top secret …that will be coming up in the near future …however, I can show you the recipe for the Weathered Wood. It’s really simple…
I used a brayer, Picket Fence Distress Paint and a variety of Distress Spray Stains.
I simply took a piece of watercolor paper and sprayed it with water and ran it through the Vagabond the recommended number of times (3 times)…I then dried it with my heat tool, then rolled out some Picket Fence Distress Paint to create a resist of sorts, it didn’t get into all the nooks and crannies because of using the brayer, which worked perfect!
Here is the first…
This one kind of looks mossy! I sprayed my paper with water then added Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke, and Pumice Stone Distress Spray Stains, then I dried it with my heat tool, sprayed it a little bit with some more water and a bit of Peeled Paint Distress Spray Stain.
Here is the 2nd…
This one has more orange and reddish tones… Sprayed my paper with water, then sprayed a bit of Rusty Hinge and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stains, then dried it with my heat tool.
and the last one…
Sprayed my paper with water then added a bit of Antique Linen and Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stains. Then dried it with my heat tool.
I can’t wait to dig in deeper to see what other amazing things you can do with them. To add more depth on these I plan on adding a little Distress Ink, Oxide Ink or Crayon… I hope you enjoyed this super quick technique and I promise to be back very soon with a plethora of tutorials!!
Plus, the card that used one of these backgrounds!
Until then, have a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Incredible Stacy! Thanks so much for sharing your works!
LOL, thank you, Amy! You are always so kind and I always love your comments! Thank you!! 😊
Ann B says
Stacy these are gorgeous examples and I am so excited to see you super secret makes… until then, this has totally get me intrigued… there are so many awesome ways to make this amazing folder even better and this is definitely on my list to try! Thanks for sharing! x
I’m so happy you like them, Ann!!! It’s so fun to see everyone discovering new ways to use the folders, your tutorial was amazing with this Lumber too!! I can’t wait to share all the fun things! ♥️😘
Freddie Sleijpen says
This is just spectacular Stacy!! Thanks so much for sharing xox
Aww, thanks, Freddie!!! You are so welcome and thank you for always saying so many nice things! 😘
Denise Ferguson says
Wow! Your samples look like the real deal! It’s amazing really. Thanks so much for the ideas. I have that folder (I’m pretty sure) and can’t wait to try some of your techniques!
Thank you!!! It’s absolutely amazing how much detail it makes on paper…so crazy good! Thanks for stopping by to check it out! ♥️
Juli Riedel says
I love seeing all the different ways that people distress this embossing folder! Great tutorial girlie! I’m sure whatever you make with those backgrounds will be spectacular!!!
Thank you so much, Juli, it really is fun to see all the new ways, and thank you for always saying such nice things!! Hugs! ♥️
Jennalee Anderson says
Seriously so so amazing!! It really looks like weathered wood!! Thanks for the great share and tutorial!!!
It’s so crazy cool isn’t it? …hard to believe that it’s paper…Thank you so much, Jennalee!!! We are all having a blast with these awesome 3D folders! ♥️😘
Oh, my! Wood loveliness; back to the store for the embossing folder….lol!
That’s hilarious…I’m right there with ya, seeing what someone does with a tool and then you gotta have it! Thank you, Nancy! ♥️
Judy Bowlby says
Love these samples Stacy! Three times through the machine is new to me. Is this because of the thickness of the paper? Can’t wait to see the new projects.
Thank you, Judy! Yes, spray your watercolor paper with a little water, then run it through the machine 3 times for 3D, it really makes a difference in the depth of the texture! The water helps to not tear the paper…thank you for stopping by to check it out! ♥️
Great quick tutorial! Totally love shiplap!
Thank you so much, Jess…shiplap is the bomb…and the 3D lumber is my new favorite!
Deb S. says
WOW–these are amazing! They truly look like actual wood. FABULOUS! Can’t wait to see your design with them.
Thank you, Deborah…and thank you for stopping by, I’m looking forward to sharing all the creations!
Katie Baird says
What a tease! In the meantime, I will be satisfied with this fantastic tutorial. I am so looking forward to seeing all of your creations with the new TH release.
Thank you, Katie…I’ve been told that a lot lately, LOL! I totally can’t wait to share…thanks for the sweet comment!
I was so happy to see a new posting from you! I just love all your creations. I just received the Botanical 3D folder for my birthday and I can’t wait to use it. Excited to see all the creations you made for Tim Holtz.
I’m so happy to hear that..it really means so much to me that you look for my new posts, Enjoy the botanical one, I’ve been so focused on the lumber that I haven’t played with that one very much, perhaps thats the next to be focused on. Thank you so much, Betsy!
Brenda DeLawyer says
Such great results! I love the mossy one. Going to give this a try. Thanks!
Thanks, Brenda! The mossy one is my favorite too!! have fun with the technique, there are so many color combos to try with it!
Christina Sedor says
Hi Stacy, I really love seeing your creativity! Thank you for sharing a mini tutorial, your 3D Lumber looks authentic. I’ll have to give this a try. I especially love the first one you did, it reminds me of winter. Your creativity always inspires me and can’t wait to see your final projects.
Hi Christina!! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I’m so glad that you like what I’m putting out there, that really means the world to me! The mossy one is my favorite as well, can’t wait to see what you make…hugs!!
Linda Raulston says
I have this folder but would never have thought to do what you do. Can’t wait to try these techniques out. What would I do without you making me look good?
Hi Linda…this was a thought I had in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep, I’m so happy I remembered it in the morning!! Thank you so much, give it a try!!
Sara Emily Barker says
Stacy, your samples have blown me away! Each one is spectacular,and I’m so pleased you shared your steps! I would never have thought to use my brayer to add the paint. Excellent color choices to give these an authentic wood look. Can’t wait to see your new card samples Hugs!
Hi Sara! Your comments are always the sweetest, they really mean so much to me! I’m so glad you like the technique and hope that you give it a try! Thank you for always making me smile! Hugs!
This already looks amazing. I can´t wait to see more.
Thank you so much, Martina!! I’m so happy you stopped over to check it out…I can’t wait to share all the makes with all the awesome product!! Hugs!!
Cathy Parlitsis says
Wow! So incredibly cool, Martina!