Thursday, June 27, 2013

CAS copic faux wood tutorial

Today I wanted to share with you how to make a quick and easy faux wood look using copic markers.  I love the weather look of old barn boards that folks make into signs.  Or the look of old wood furniture that has been sitting on a beach house porch.  Like some of these I found on pinterest.

First you will need a small slip of paper that you will use as your sentiment.  I usually use the same paper I stamped my main image on. For this project I die cut the paper using the MFT washi tape die. I think it looks perfect for a faux wood sign. Then  gather your copic markers.  I used C1, C2, W5 and a black multi liner

Start coloring by swiping C1 in long streeks all over your paper.  You want to see the streaks, trust me it will add texture to your finished sign.  

 Then make long swipes with C2 and W3.  I use the tip of the thick end for this.  Then run W3 over the edges of your paper as well.  You will have something that should look like this.  Notice the steaks.  Forget what you have ever learned about copic coloring and embrace the streaks!
 The go over the entire piece again with C1 to soften and blend the streaks.
Finish by adding nail holes with a black pen.  I used a copic multi liner.

And here is my finished project.  

I used the same color markers to color the chair so the wood looked similar.  

I made this card for the CAS Summer DT search. The challenge was to use a technique and wood grain. I chose to use wood grain that represented an old chair and sign you might find on the porch of a beach house. I made the chair and sign to look like it was white at one time and is now weathered from the sun, wind and sand. I chose to use copic markers for my medium. I stamped the image using momento tuxedo black ink. I colored the wood chair using copics C1,C2,W3, the basket using E55, W3, the flowers and ribbon with R35, RV42, BV000, RV42, R12, Y04, Y32. Highlighted the chair with B000. For the wood sign I used the MFT washi die and colored it with swipes of C1, C2 and W3 and added small black dots as nail holes. I purposefully stamped my image off center to make it look rustic and handmade. And finished by adhering to a kraft card base.

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I am entering this card in the following challenge
Simon Says Stamp- anything goes
A.R.T. #3, anything goes
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - make a splash, I don't have a great image for this challenge, but instead am using weathered wood as something that reminds me of water. 


  1. Thanks for this great tutorial. The card is beautiful!

  2. This is fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial and I love this card! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining in on our ANYTHING GOES challenge this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  3. I never thought of using weathered wood for the water challenge but it certainly reminds me of a beach house! Love your faux wood tutorial! Thanks so much for playing along in the Timeless Tuesday Make a Splash challenge!

  4. This is really neat, Joyce! Love the look :)

  5. Such a cool look. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. I LOVE the faux wood look...thanks for the tutorial! Your card is lovely, and you certainly need water for weathered wood. ;) Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Timeless Tuesday Make a Splash challenge!

  7. Really nice, love the faux wood! Thanks for joining us at the A.R.T. "Anything Goes" challenge, and we hope you'll join us again this Thursday too for a new challenge! ~Cheryl, Senior DT

  8. Love the faux wood. The card is adorable.

  9. I do not use Copics much, but you sure make it look easy : ) thanks

  10. Super cool tutorial.


  11. Beautiful coloring with the Copics. This is a pretty Blog, too.

  12. Great tutorial!!! TFS how you made your wood sign!!! I need to get those marker colors because this a terrific idea!

  13. Great tutorial, Joyce! I'll have to try that! Thanks for joining us for the A.R.T. Challenge!


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