Tuesday Tip: Faux Barn Board

Here’s the tutorial for the technique I call Faux Barn Board, as seen in this card:

  1. 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!
  2. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #1

  3. Apply Vanilla ink to the Cajun panel with the pad as flat as possible, as if you’re wiping a counter with a sponge.
  4. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #2

  5. This is what it will look like:
  6. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #3

  7. Now heat the panel; this dries the ink and causes it to “bloom” — you will see the transformation!  It will look like this:
  8. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #4

  9. 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:
  10. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #5

  11. Feel free to add worm holes (or maybe nail holes) to your panel with Early Espresso ink.  Here’s what mine looks like now:
  12. Debra Burgin Faux barn board #6

Enjoy this technique — and please share your projects with me. I’d love to see what you create!

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9 Responses to Tuesday Tip: Faux Barn Board

  1. Can’t wait to try this technique!

  2. Adriana B says:

    Beautiful with the colors you used – will definitely try it! TFS!

  3. Shelley says:

    Can’t wait to try this. Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kandice says:

    So pretty! What a fun easy technique

  5. How fun! great technique and tutorial!

  6. Cindy E. says:

    This is an awesome-looking technique…can’t wait to try it!

  7. Heidi says:

    Hey, that’s funny! We were both having a barn board day… 🙂

  8. Very cool! Thanks Deb for sharing this!!

  9. Tanya Boser says:

    Love this version too! This would be the quick and easy one.

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