Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Faux Weathered Paint - Without the Paint!

Get the look of weathered paint without the paint - with just clear embossing powder and 3 shades of pigment ink you can create this really unique effect!   This is also my featured project in Cindi's Simple Solutions on When Creativity Knocks this week! 


Wooden frame with mat 
JudiKins™ - Clear Embossing Powder
                  - Tidy Tray 
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Donna Salazar Designs™ Mixed Media Inx™ - Leather, Honey, Adobe
DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint - Rustic (Brown)  
Heat embossing tool
Rubber stamp 


Lightly rub photo mat with Adobe ink - you don’t want to cover the entire surface, rather apply touches of color.  

Place mat over Tidy Tray, apply clear embossing powder over wet ink.   Return unused powder to jar. 

Use heat tool to emboss. 

Repeat with Leather ink, allowing some ink to go over already embossed areas, and some to color other areas of the paper. 


Repeat with Honey ink, allowing some ink to go over already embossed areas, and some to color other areas of the paper. 


When you are finished, the result is similar to aged, weathered painted wood.  I love how some of the ink & powder almost “crackled” when I kept reheating to apply the next layer.

To decorate the frame, I tinted then wood to a darker shade to better match my mat by applying Rustic Chalky Finish paint and then wiping it off before it was dry.   

Next I stamped the wood with a stamp inked with the Leather ink.  


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