Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Weathered Window

Hello blog friends! Today I'm sharing a weathered window card I created with Graciellie Designs "True Beauty" digital stamp set.  This set is also available in Spanish (click here).

I'm also sharing a mini tutorial for creating that fun weathered wood background out of an up-cycled piece of cardboard.

To create my background I:
  • Cut a piece of cardboard box to size
  • Applied White school glue in a fairly heavy manner
  • While the glue was still a tacky wet, I applied frayed burlap distress paint 
    • Any acrylic paint works
    • DO NOT apply distress paint using the dauber - open the top and use a paintbrush

  • Next I, dried the paint with my heat gun
  • Scored lines every 1/2 inch
  • Applied some fired brick distress paint
  • Sanded the finished piece with a piece of rough sandpaper to give it a weathered look

To create my window I:
  • Printed the True Beauty digital stamp on kraft card stock
  • Cropped and printed two sizes of the flower on kraft card stock
  • Brushed the window with Picket Fence Distress Stain
  • Cut the window pains out with my xacto knife
  • Roughed up the edges with sand paper
  • Added a lace valance to the inside of the window
  • Colored my flowers with prismacolor pencils,
    •  used baby oil to blend
    •  added highlights with a watercolor marker
    •  added stamens with a black sharpie marker\
  • Using the Fall Folliage & Holiday Greens Thinlits (Tim Holtz) I die cut branches and greens to accent my floral arrangement
  • Added a burlap string bow
  • Added a branch and two punched birds (Martha Stewart punch) to the to of my window
  • Popped the whole ensemble up off my card with mounting tape

If you haven't already, you'll want to stop by Gracie's Etsy shop - Graciellie Designs - and check out all the lovely stamps, papers, and cut files she has for sale there!

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes (limit one entry)
Tic Tac Toe - Stripes/Punch/Pattern Paper
Dies R Us - Springtime (Sizzix - Tim Holtz Thinlits)
Craft-Dee BowZ - Handmade Bow
As You Like - Favorite Coloring Medium
(Prismacolor pencils - they work beautifully on everything - even printed digital stamps!)
Poppy Stamps - Framed


Helen Gullett said...

So totally LOVE this card with Graciellie Design stamp.
Thank you so much for sharing how you created that weathered wood background.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh is that ever so cool, I totally love the weathered look of it and great distressing. Love the lace curtain and the dimension you brought with the flowers and great arrangement!

Unknown said...

This is STUNNING, thank you so much for joining us this week at Tic Tac Toe challenge.

Diane said...

This is so very beautiful and love all the details, and the
lace' curtain...so creative and cute! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

Birgit said...

This is so stunning Esther! Your weathered barnboard looks fantastic and I love the little curtain in the window. So clever and as sweet as can be! A beautiful card for the DRU Springtime challenge. So glad you linked up with us. Best of luck to you!

Darlene said...

OMG this is just fabulous Esther! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Springtime’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Graciellie Design said...

How wonderful! I love this background and I think this technique is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing a bit of the behind the scenes with us!

Glittered Paws said...

Wow Wow - and the tutorial was really good. Truly looks like old distressed wood.

pam said...

Stunning scene you created using your window,
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love the distressed background
Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x

Jeanne J. said...

That weathered wood background is amazing! I need to go shopping now to try this! I love that you repurposed the box too! But the lacy window and beautiful flowers steal the show!