Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Color Burst Technique: Weathered Wood

Hi everybody, I hope you're having a beautiful day...it's a beautiful, crisp, fall afternoon where I live, it couldn't be more perfect.
Recently, I posted a video on Facebook live and I wanted to follow up today with a few clearer photos of the technique that I showed in the video. The technique is "faux weathered wood" with Color Burst.  It's a great watercolor technique that instantly make you look like an accomplished water colorist.   

This technique lets you create texture with watercolor.

And, it could not be easier.

All you need is some watercolor paper, Color Burst ( I used Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, and Lamp Black) and a fan brush! 

A fan brush will let you create lines and streaky textures with Color Burst.

 If you'd like to see how I did it, watch this video, I give step-by-step instructions and show you how to paint woodgrain with Color Burst and a fan brush.
Watch here....


The contest is over, and the winners have been chosen,  but I thought you might enjoy learning the technique.

To finish these cards, I added a tiny water colored die cut leaf to the envelope. It looks pretty cool.  

Here's a list of the products I used to create these cards:
Color Burst, Rich Moroccan Shades
Ken Oliver Crafts Water Media Stitched Cards
Maya Road Dies
Stick It Adhesive
Best Ever Craft Mat
Robert Simmons White Sable Fan Blender Brush

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for watching my video!  I hope you'll try this technique, once you master it...your friends will think you're a watercolor expert! I'm thinking that this background would look great with a die cut Christmas wreath on it too! 


  1. Loved the new studio (what I could see of it) and the card. I think the word you were using is striations. Cool technique and the link from my Facebook sent me here (the gal who posted) so sad I'm not in the running for the free sets, but love your work nonetheless. Keep up the fabulous work.

    1. Oops, I meant I think the word you were looking for to use was striations - duh, should preview and read before hitting publish.

  2. Ken these look very nice! I ordered my set of these new colors of Colorburst over the weekend from the gals at Blitsy! I will have the complete set again ! I will surprise you someday by posting one of my projects done with Colorburst! Glad you can do small classes at your new place. Take care & best wishes for the Colorburst World & more!

  3. These cards are so lovely. A fall theme, that is amazing. Can you guide me where can I get it. Thank you for sharing. Keep posting.

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