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Wherever I go I love to take photos of textures, be that rust, lichen, aged stone and brick, peeling paint that sort of thing. A few years ago I found this wonderful weathered fence and just had to take a photo.

Weathered wooden fence

Weathered wooden fence

Now that I’ve been experimenting with acrylic paint, I discovered a great way to replicate the weathered wood look. I dug out a little card box, that I bought to alter and have been ‘saving’ and decided its time had come and that it would become a weathered wooden box.

Weathered wood Box

Weathered wooden fence

Previously when I’ve been creating this effect, I haven’t used any gesso as the board I was working on was already white. This time the box was brown, so I applied a coat of gesso using a scrap of car sponge. Anyone joining me on this workshop will discover that car sponge will become a bit of a trade mark as my go to tool of choice. I’ll let Blue Peter keep their sticky backed plastic, its car sponge for me hehe. The paint behaved differently over the gesso so it took more blending that I had expected, but with more layering and blending, I am very pleased with the result.

Do you like it? Would you like to know how to create this paint effect? Join me on friday for a video tutorial on how to create ‘Weathered Wood Paint effect’. You won’t believe how easy it is, and the result is flat (unless you want to add additional mediums to the paint to bulk up the texture). So this effect would be perfect for art journals, cards, ATCs as well as book covers.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Earlier this year I bought Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities. The other day I decided to have a go at some of the techniques he showed in there. 

Here are my results with Weathered Wood Grunge, although I did the technique using textured card, rather than Grungeboard but it still works. 

Weathered Wood Panel

Weathered Wood Panel

Small Weathered Wood Panel

Weathered Wood Panel

This is a little pamphlet stitched book that I created with one of those panels. 

Weathered Wood Grunge style book

Weathered Wood Grunge style book

As you can see, I used the sanding technique on the cover of the book, to add some more distressing. This is a great fun technique to do. Check out Tim Holtz book for instructions for how to create Weathered Wood Grunge. 

Given the embossing involved, this also counts as one of my pieces for this month’s Virtual Crafting Challenge. 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon 

Billie :)

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