Here’s the tutorial for the technique I call Faux Barn Board, as seen in this card:
- I started with a panel of Cajun Craze, a good rusty red color. The Vanilla Craft pad is essential to this technique. The first time I used it I (a) thought the pad looked green, (b) was disappointed that there wasn’t much color when I applied it, and (c) was amazed by the magic after it was heated!
- Apply Vanilla ink to the Cajun panel with the pad as flat as possible, as if you’re wiping a counter with a sponge.
- This is what it will look like:
- Now heat the panel; this dries the ink and causes it to “bloom” — you will see the transformation! It will look like this:
- Now apply Crumb Cake ink by swiping the edge down the panel. There’s no need to heat this, because Classic Ink dries nearly instantly. Repeat with Riding Hood Red ink:
- Feel free to add worm holes (or maybe nail holes) to your panel with Early Espresso ink. Here’s what mine looks like now:
Enjoy this technique — and please share your projects with me. I’d love to see what you create!