Monday, June 11, 2012

Punches & Your Hobby Blade: A Winning Combination!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Go Faux It! :)
Guess what I've been up to this weekend?  Faux painting!!!!  We have been painting the outside of our house (well...maybe Michael has been doing much more of it since I've been on the road a lot...that's why I was so pooped last week and had to take a break - I was off on another trip and returned home Thursday night).  We finally started on the back porch and our vision was to make our 4x4 posts look like grained wood.  I had purchased a tool that you can use to create the look of grain and practiced a little and off I went!  I have been going faux it all weekend long!  There is still a lot of painting to do since we decided to faux the cross beams on the porch too, but we are definitely making headway!  I will be sure to share the after photos with you once we are done.  Here is a peek at what the painting looks like on one of the posts...
Today's card was inspired by some paper cutting I have been playing around with lately.  There was a punched out piece of card stock lying on the craft table and my hobby blade was nearby.  Why not combine the two!  I punched out flowers from Whisper White card stock with the Blossom punch and the Boho Blossoms punch.  I then used the hobby blade to cut out different shapes from the petals.  I used a Japanese screw punch to punch out the holes in the center of the large flower.  You can use your crop-a-dile as well.  I hope you like it and I hope it inspires you to try the winning combination of your hobby blade and punches or die cuts!

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Your faux painting looks so good! What a great technique with such great results. I love cutwork. Would you call this faux scherenschnitte?

(The fabric was filled with polyester batting - the more the poofier.)