Friday, 26 August 2016

Gypsy Gypsy Weathered Wood Card and Video Tutorial

Hi all

I have been thinking really hard lately about where i want to take my creative journey in the next few months. I looked back from the beginning and i have come really far since then but i looked at my style and decided that there are two distinct areas i really shine in which are mixed media and vintage so i want to focus on those styles. I also want to take this blog in a new direction starting from next month and make this  blog more inspirational and more interactive so i will be including more tutorial based projects and i will be learning to create the dreaded tutorial videos. In October i will be launching my very own monthly sketch challenge and there will be more scrapbook layouts going on the blog too just like there used to be.

So today i have been playing with the gorgeous Gypsy Gypsy paper pad by Craft Consortium and i love the vintage style prints on this pad so this really suits my style. I started off by taking two sheets of paper and covering half of a 6 x 6 card with each color.Next i took the really bright floral sheet and cut a 4 cm x 4 cm square and turned it on it's side to create a diamond shape. I then printed out my image which is a preview of one of the free sheets i will be giving out as part of the Gecko Galz blog hop in October.

I painted up a wooden frame using black gesso as the base and then i added a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium over it once dry. Then i painted DecoArt White Crackle paste over and left it to dry. I learned this technique of Teresa Morgan and you can see a more advanced version on her blog  but i kept it as it is to give it a more worn look. I then trimmed my image to fit inside the frame and added a wooden butterfly to finish the topper. 

I have a basic video here showing how to get the crackle effect

I added a doily to the center of the card and the a length of lace before sticking the frame down. I then finished the card off by using the rub on stickers that come with the paper pad.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Nice vintage layout (love vintage) and like the video tutorial xxxx

    1. Thank you Julie. I need more practice with the videos so i will be filming a few more if the sun is out.

  2. I love that you've made your blog more personal.I love to hear about crafters inspirations and style journeys.Great vid as well xx

  3. Such lovely vintage style and detail.

  4. Hi Katie this is stunning card thank you for sharing. Hugs Jackie

  5. Just precious! That wood piece in the center is gorgeous and the laces and detailing around it is eye catching

  6. Fabulous vintage card, beautiful papers and I just love the framed image.

    Sylv xx

  7. Beautiful card Katie. I love this vintage style. Cathy x