Sunday, 21 October 2012

how to make faux birch bark

 





 first take your piece of card, and tear up some printer paper and stick it on the card with the edges not flat to the paper so they are sticking up, then paint the whole thing black.
 wait for it to mostly dry, and take the putty knife and the wall compound and apply it to the card making a rough ridged texture, make sure the paper is still sticking up, then wait for it to dry, then paint on some elmers glue or white school glue and wait for it to partially dry then take a hard bristle brush and white paint and drag it across the card in the same direction, covering most the card. the elmers glue will create an aged look where by you can see some of the black still. now take the taupe paint and use the sponge brush and add it in areas. then you can add more white paint over the top lightly. the paper will look like peeling bark like on birch trees.
i used mine behide a cut out of a deer, but you can use it for vases ect. it will come in Handy for Christmas crafts, I'm not sure what to make with it next, maybe a lantern or tree decorations
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18 comments

  1. Fabulous! Genius! Love it. Wish I didn't have plumbing problems or have to go to work. I'd sit home and try out all your great ideas. One of these days though...
    Liz

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  2. This is awesome! I hope you don't mind, but I pinned it!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/152700243586885752/

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  3. Well, I am going to have to pin this one, also. it is just too clever for words. I wonder about cutouts on lampshades?

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  4. This is beautiful! What a great tutorial!

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  5. I adore it behind the deer cut out :) Thanks for sharing this great tutorial! I look forward to giving it a whirl :)

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  6. Wow, you are the queen of faux--I love this and want to try it, thanks for sharing!

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  7. Fabulous :) Thanks so much for linking up at LLR each week, Aimee. Hugs!!

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  8. Wow, that looks amazing! I can't believe that isn't real, what a great idea, stopping over from Craftbery Bush linky party :)

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  9. and another crazy cool tutorial and inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!!!
    Jaime

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  10. This looks great Aimee! I'll have to give it a try.

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  11. Thanks for linking up at the WTFab party that I am cohosting this week. I really love this idea and hope you'll also come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest. Lisa/Fresh Eggs Daily http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html

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  12. What a clever technique! I would love it if you would share this link with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/clever-chicks-blog-hop-5-happy-hen.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  14. Thank you for this tutorial. Still being read (and will be used!)

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