Dreamweaver Thursday: Dreamy Distressing

Most likely, if you've been following the Stampendous Blog and Team posts this week, then you've probably seen this video of the amazing Andy Skinner demonstrating his "faux rust technique" with DecoArt® products, and Stampendous images that he has designed. If not, check it out HERE.

Can you tell that I had a bit of fun with his technique? However, instead of going faux rust, I aimed for faux slate, and added distressed and "chipped" edges. Pretty cool, huh? Looks heavy, doesn't it? But, it's not! Probably about 1.5 ounces at the most. Like Andy, I used black foam core board from the craft store. I cut down the large sheet into manageable pieces, and went to work. How did I do it? Well, it's being featured on the Stampendous Blog today with oodles of step-outs so you can see the process, and be inspired to create your own!

I will give you a hint...I used several great products from DecoArt®, and the Dreamweaver Heart Ornaments stencil from Stampendous, and a distressed ribbon from May Arts to finish it off!

How great would these be as gifts for family and friends, and so inexpensive to post!

But wait, there's more!

Pam Hornschu DW (you're here)


Louise said…
Wow! I LOVE how this turned out! Very creative
Laurinda said…
I have to say you have nailed the "slate" look. My first thought upon viewing the photo was "that looks like slate". Bravo!!!
I am totally in love with this amazing work of art!! I am going to have to get some of the black foam core board so I can give this a try!!! I think it would make a wonderful gift and can't wait to try it!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial and inspiration!!!
Stampendous said…
Oh my STARS! Wowzers, this light project is heavy in gorgeousness. You ROCKED the slate look my dear and the embossed stencil just pops with vibrant color against the background, GORGEOUS!
Mary Holshouser said…
this is wonderful
I'd hang it on my front door.
The frost on the hearts really give you a chill.
thanks for sharing
TracyM #6773 said…
WOW – your plaque is AMAZING Pam!!!
It looks SO REAL – how EXCITING to create such FABULOUS textures and colours – THANK YOU for the tutorial!!!
Lyn Bernatovich said…
Incredible project Pam! I would never have guessed this was anything other than wood. I love learning new techniques. TFS
BurningRubber said…
This is such an awesome piece!! I love the way you made it look like ancient wood that has been through years of weathering. It is just stunning.
Sue D said…
Love this--so pretty and rustic at the same time.
Sue in Ohio
D.Ann C said…
Ok, I saw this and actually thought it was slate and got all excited as I just found some on clearance at Joanne and was looking for ideas. Ideas I still have, thank you, but your faux slate is fab and a LOT lighter than mine! : )
willireb said…
Love the colors and textures on this project. It make me want to touch it as well as devour it with my eyes. Wow, and WOW again!
Karen L K said…
This is so great looking! I love that slate look, so textured and rich looking.

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