Our challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs is All About Texture. So with that in mind, I wanted to show you a really neat technique that you might way to try. For my project, I started by inking up my Wicker Embossing Plate with distressed black ink and embossing my card stock. I then used my Big Weaver die to cut the card stock into strips to resemble wood. Once I had my strips cut, I then distressed the entire sheet with several different colors of distressed inks to give the appearance of wood that looked somewhat "aged."
One of the great things about the Wickers and Weavers dies is that they are made so that there is no cut line at one end so that you can extend the die cut to the width of your paper. This is also the case for both the new Expandable Tiny Borders and the new Expandable Quilling Strip Die.
For the supports on the wagon and the seat bench, I simply used my Big Wicker die but did not emboss this with the Wicker embossing plate, just a bit of distressing to give the feeling of old "faded" leather.
Here is the finished Fall Wagon
Here is a closeup to see the texture I created
This was such a fun project to do and it gave me the opportunity to use my Cheery Lynn dies in some different ways. I hope this gives you some ideas when looking at your dies. I think you will find there are some wonderful unexpected surprises contained within each and every one of them!
For this project I used the following:
B188 - Build a Flowers Embellishment #2
B240 - Fall Pumpkins
D133 - Small Leaves #1
D134 - Small Leaves #2
D135 - Large Leaves #1
D136 - Large Leaves #2
G18 - Wicker Embossing Plate
W102 - Big Wicker 1/4" Strips
W104 - Big Weaver 1/2" Strips
Also, don't forget to visit the challenge this week and put in your entry where the theme is All About Texture!
You have a chance to win a $20.00 shopping spree at Cheery Lynn Designs!
Of course, if you would like more inspiration please visit the other talented ladies from the Cheery Lynn Design Team. I know you will be glad you did!